Laurie Carter’s college in-house job isn’t like most others. The general counsel at New York-based The Juilliard School says, for example, that she doesn’t have the music piracy problems other schools experience. Instead, she worries about negotiating international tours and shows.

Carter, 45, still has the typical employment and compliance issues that other college in-house counsel deal with, along with an assortment of legal concerns unique to Juilliard’s arts environment. But lawyering isn’t her only duty; she also heads the school’s Institute of Jazz Studies. Founded in 2001, the pre-professional program is a collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. And as if that weren’t enough, Carter also oversees student services for the nearly 800 students at the performing arts institution.