Thursday, July 28, 2005

Job Opening - Thomas Jefferson School of Law

     Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, is seeking applicants for the newly established position of Director of Academic Support.  The Director will be responsible for designing, carrying out, and monitoring a comprehensive academic support program that extends from admission to law school through admission to the bar.

     Qualifications for this position include a record of solid academic success in law school, strong interest in working closely with law students, and the ability to envision and oversee a comprehensive program that enables students to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in law practice.  Experience directing and working in a law school academic support program or experience counseling and teaching learning and study skills is desirable, but not required.

     The specific programs to be developed and carried out will be determined by the new Director in collaboration with the faculty.  These programs may include learning and study skills workshops for all students; individual counseling and referral for at-risk students; a substantive course incorporating learning and study skills; and involvement in summer pre-law programs, new student orientation, bar preparation efforts, community outreach programs, and faculty teaching workshops. 

     Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a non-profit, independent, ABA law school located in San Diego, an attractive and diverse urban community along the Pacific Coast.  The faculty comprises more than 30 legal educators with significant records of excellent scholarship and teaching as well as extensive law practice.  The law school community is committed to fostering a learning environment that enhances students' opportunities to develop the legal knowledge and skills in law school that will be essential to them in passing the bar and entering the profession.

     Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Thomas Jefferson is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people of color.  Electronic submissions are welcome; please send resume and cover letter to: 
ASP/Bar Pass Task Force
c/o Linda L. Berger, Professor
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
2121 San Diego Ave.
San Diego, CA 92110
lberger@tjsl.edu
619-374-6933

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