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Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Job Opportunity at Pheonix?



of Law Assistant Director of Bar Prep

Phoenix School of Law, Arizona’s newest law school, seeks a creative and self-directed individual to serve as an Assistant Director of Bar Prep with our growing Academic Success team. Phoenix School of Law is a member of The InfiLaw System, a consortium of independent law schools committed to making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. Its mission is to establish student-centered law schools in underserved markets that graduate students with practice-ready skills.

The Assistant Director of Bar Prep, under general supervision of the Assistant Dean of Student Academic Outcomes, will continue the development and implementation of a comprehensive bar prep program to lead the market in first-time bar passage.  Duties will include: teaching the Bar Strategies course; assisting students with completion of bar exam and character and fitness applications; facilitating Bar Prep and Academic Success workshops;  administering diagnostics; collecting and evaluating data;  implementing interventions; providing individualized counseling with focus on students in academic difficulties; assessing, evaluating and making recommendations for revisions to bar prep programming; researching, designing and implementing best practices; and other duties as assigned. 

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal; experience working with a diverse student body; knowledge of adult learning theory; ability to establish and maintain relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community; assist in developing the culture of PhoenixLaw; and promote PhoenixLaw’s mission of service, practice-readiness, and student-centeredness.

The Assistant Director of Bar Prep is an administrative teaching position (non -faculty).

Education and experience requirements are:

Juris Doctor and prior teaching experience with intense student contact including demonstrated application of learning theory and variety of instructional strategies, assessments of student learning, and implementation of intervention strategies to a diverse student population.   Applicants must be a member in good standing of a state bar (with preference to members of the State Bar of Arizona).  Non-Arizona members must be willing to sit and pass the


Bar exam at the next administration after hire.

Anticipated start date is July 15, 2008.  In addition to a competitive base salary, PhoenixLaw offers an exceptional benefits program, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, two flexible spending accounts, and a generous 401(k) Plan. Send cover letter and resume as attachments via email to or fax to 602-682-6993, Attn: Human Resources.  Applications should be submitted by June 1, 2008.  Qualified candidates will be invited for interviewing and presentation of a lesson.  Final candidates will also complete a Talent-Plus survey.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. (dbw)

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