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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, February 5, 2006

Those Leaves are Beautiful!

Take it from me, folks, Vermont is beautiful!  Professor Ellen Swain, Director of Vermont Law School's Academic Support Program is looking for an Assistant Director of the program.

Vermont Law School, a private, independent law school on the beautiful White River in rural Vermont, seeks an Assistant Director of Academic Support to be responsible for assisting the Director in administering programs aimed at improving students’ academic skills and ensuring success on the bar examination. 

Responsibilities include: 

1) Coordinating and designing workshops or classes to ensure students possess academic skills necessary for the passage of the Multistate Bar Examination, the Multistate Performance Test and the state essay section of the bar examination;
2) Designing programs to improve skills relating to bar passage;
3) Counseling students regarding options for bar study;
4) Monitoring bar passage rates;
5) Assisting the Director in designing and developing Academic Support Programs for upper-level students;
6) Maintaining a website devoted to bar preparation; and,
7) Assisting students with disabilities with the use of assistive technology.

Applicants must: be a licensed attorney, possess a strong academic background and excellent writing, speaking and organization skills as well as a commitment to academic support.  Prior academic support experience (either professional or as part of a graduate or law school program) or teaching experience (i.e., legal writing or comparable teaching experience in writing and analytical skills training) is preferred.  Evening and some weekend work is required.

To apply, Professor Swain asks that you send your résumé, cover letter, a writing sample (five pages or less), and three references with contact information to:  Human Resources, Vermont Law School, PO Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068 or to Vermont Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (djt)

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