Friday, January 11, 2008

Asst/Assoc Director Academic Support Position at New England

New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts is expanding its Academic Support Program and seeks to appoint an Assistant/ Associate Director with the rank of Academic Support Professor.  The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of the Academic Support Program, helping students to hone their legal skills to enhance their performance in law school, the Bar Exam, and in practice.

The Assistant/ Associate Director will teach in the Program’s first-year “Academic Excellence” class, which focuses upon developing law school skills, enriching analytical abilities, and creating a supportive learning environment.  The Assistant/ Associate Director will also teach in NESL’s innovative “Legal Analysis” class, developed to benefit underperforming second-year students.  This class is coupled with a mandatory doctrinal course and provides students with extensive opportunities to practice the skills needed for success on exams.  Finally, the Assistant/ Associate Director will also counsel students on study skills, analysis, time-management, bar preparation, and balance.

The Academic Support Program enjoys strong support from the law school’s students, faculty, and administration.  The Program seeks candidates interested in contributing to the development of a program committed to enhancing students’ law school experience.  Candidates must possess a J.D., a strong academic record, solid legal writing skills, and experience demonstrating interest and potential in academic support.  Prior successful teaching experience, particularly in academic support or a related field, is particularly desirable.  Practice experience is also advantageous.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Compensation also includes an excellent benefits package.  The successful candidate will enjoy the same rights as those of any other faculty member:  eligibility for substantial scholarship stipends (although scholarship is not a requirement of the position); eligibility to teach doctrinal classes; eligibility to teach in the law school’s study abroad program; membership on faculty committees; and voting on all matters other than tenure.

NESL encourages applications from candidates whose background would contribute to the law school’s commitment to diversity.  NESL is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Send resume and writing sample, by February 15, 2008, to Louis N. Schulze, Jr., Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, New England School of Law, 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116.

January 11, 2008 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Bar Passage Counselor Position at Charlotte Law

Bar Passage Counselor

CharlotteLaw is the first law school in North Carolina's most populous city located in one of the fastest growing regions in the country on the border with South Carolina. Charlotte is a dynamic, rapidly growing, international city which offers a rich array of family, educational, sports/recreational, cultural, and other opportunities. We are currently seeking dynamic, creative, team oriented and student-centered individuals to join our fast growing Team.

The school 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, American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools in underserved markets that graduate students with practice-ready skills, and achieve true diversity programs aimed at student academic and career success.

The Bar Passage Counselor will develop and implement a support program designed to improve skills relating to bar passage; will counsel students regarding options for bar study and will monitor bar passage rates. The Bar Passage Counselor will have principle responsibility of developing bar passage workshops and a bar passage course.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach a North Carolina Bar studies course, incorporating South Carolina bar studies to extent appropriate. • Review and provide feedback to students regarding the bar exam.
  • Create and maintain statistical information on each examinee, including UGPA, LGPA, LSAT, and other predictors use to forecast probability of bar passage.
  • Prepare and present various Bar Prep Workshops.
  • Arrange for speakers to present at the school’s bar prep workshop series.
  • Attend each North Carolina Bar Exam administration and South Carolina bar exam administrations to extent appropriate.
  • Prepare and oversee the Bar Prep budget.
  • Performs other academic support functions essential to promoting students’ success in law school and to the success and growth of the institution.
  • Teaches other related courses as assigned by the Associate Dean.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an approve ABA accredited law school.
  • Successful passage of the North Carolina Bar Exam required; passage also of the South Carolina Bar Exam a plus, but not required.
  • Must be highly motivated and possess personal initiative and drive.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required due to high level of interaction with students, employers and other professionals
  • A strong commitment to CharlotteLaw’s mission pillars of student centeredness, practice ready and serving the underserved.
  • Bar related experience preferred.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience preferred.

This position is a full-time academic staff position. The Counselor will report to the Associate Dean for Students. CharlotteLaw offers a professional and pleasant work environment for all employees in addition to offering a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Please visit www.charlottelaw.org to learn more about our institution.

To apply for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest, a resume, the names of three current professional references (including addresses and phone numbers) to humanresources@charlottelaw.org or via mail to: Charlotte School of Law, Human Resources, 1211 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28204

CharlotteLaw is an equal employment opportunity employer. Inquiries welcome from qualified candidates.

January 11, 2008 in Orientation | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)