Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, May 1, 2008

2008 LSAC Workshop for New Academic Support Professionals

LSAC has e-mailed and mailed materials to ASP professionals regarding this year's Academic Assistance Topical Workshop for new professionals.  In addition, information has been sent through the ASP listserv.  However, if you are a new professional, you may have missed those sources of information.  So, the basic topic information and contact information are included below. (Amy Jarmon)

2008 LSAC Academic Assistance Topical Workshops

Workshop for New Academic Support Professionals

"Using Hands-On Strategies to Build a Strong Foundation for Successful Academic Support"

The University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD

June 12-14, 2008

Who Should Attend:

Registrationi for this workshop is restricted to faculty and administrators who work with academic assistance programs, either as a director or in a supporting capacity, with up to three years of experience.  For those new academic support faculty and adminsitrators with bar exam preparation responsibilities, there will be a conference devoted to that topic at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, September 19-20, 2008.  Separate registration materials will be provided for that workshop.  The topic for the third workshop has not been decided yet.

The Workshop Planning Committee wants each registrant to know that an intense training curriculum has been planned and attendance at all sessions is expected.

Additionial Information and Questions:

Questions concerning the curriculum or registration should be directed to Kent Lollis,, 215.968.1227.  Logistical questionis should be directed to Russell A. McClain,, 410.706.2271.

May 1, 2008 in Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

University of Iowa ASP Position

Director of Academic Support

University of Iowa College of Law

The University of Iowa College of Law seeks applications for a full-time Director of Academic Support beginning with the 2008-09 academic year.

The College of Law is an intimate, collegial and dynamic professional community located in an affordable university town with vibrant range of academic and cultural endeavors.  The Director of Academic Support will administer and advance the current Academic Achievement Program which principally supports first-year-law students as they develop legal reading, study and test-taking skills.

The Director will work with law school faculty and administrative staff to create and present first-year orientation and related programming, and coordinate a year-long peer mentoring program.  As part of the Student Services team, the Director will also contribute to the design and implementation of programming to enhance the professional development of second- and third-year students as they make curricular choices, sharpen their academic skills and prepare to take a bar examination.  The Director may assume other duties related to law Student Services, such as participation in the Hubbard Law School Preparation Program and work with students for whom English is a second language.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required qualifications and experience:

  1. A juris doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school; an equivalent combination of education and experience is required;
  2. Admission to a state bar;
  3. Ability to create and present programs to address challenges of law school;
  4. Considerable (3-5) years experience in program management is required;
  5. Demonstrated ability to counsel, advise and instruct people from diverse backgrounds;
  6. Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff and students to enhance effectiveness of the Academic Achievement Program; and
  7. Excellence in writing and public speaking.

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  1. Demonstrated excellence and experience in administering and evaluating an academic support program within a law school;
  2. Legal practice, clerkship or other experience related to the practice of law;
  3. Knowledge of significant scholarship in Academic Support; and
  4. Ability and excellence in teaching.

To apply, visit Jobs at University of Iowa by May 23, 2008 and refer to requisition # 55356.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

April 30, 2008 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)