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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Job at CharlotteLaw

Director of the CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success (CPAS)

The Charlotte School of Law invites applicants for the position of Director of the CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success (“CPAS”). This is a non-faculty full-time administrative position starting August 1, 2009, at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The CPAS Director reports directly to the Associate Dean of Student Services and the Associate Dean of Academics.  The director will work with students seeking to improve academic performance or experiencing academic difficulty.  The Counselor performs other academic support functions essential to promoting students’ success in law school and to the success growth and of the institution. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

·         Hiring, training, and supervising CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success (CPAS) staff and managing the general operations of the CPAS program including the budget, short and long-term goals and strategies, coordination of offerings within the program and with departments within the law school

·         Designing and implementing strategies to assist all students, particularly high risk students, students in academic difficulty, and those for whom English is a second language

·         Establishing and monitoring department metrics

·         In collaboration with InfiLaw Consortium Best Practice Groups, assessing the effectiveness of the existing CPAS program and recommending improvements

·         In collaboration with other members of the administration, evaluating and creating reports on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, utilizing entrance data and bar passage results

·         Providing individual tutoring and counseling as well as leading group study sessions and Teaching Assistant training workshops

  • ·         Collaborate with the CharlotteLaw Director of Teaching Excellence
  • ·         Assist and facilitate the bar exam preparation program and bar-exam related events
  • ·         Designing and implementing the academic component of the orientation programs


  • Required Qualifications:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Director must be a licensed attorney with one to three years of legal experience.
  • ·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have at least two years 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).
  • ·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Possess the ability to think creatively and critically about the goals of academic support in legal education and to design and present programs to meet those goals.
  • ·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Possess the ability to counsel, advise and instruct individual students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • ·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Possess a genuine interest in and ability to work closely with faculty, staff and students to enhance program effectiveness is required.
  • ·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A solid academic record.
  • ·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • ·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Director must possess a minimum of 2 years relevant experience with an existing law school’s academic support program.


Licensed by a State Bar Association.


Salary is dependent on qualifications.  Full benefits package. 

For more information about Charlotte School of Law, please visit

 Application Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2009.

To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and the names of three current professional references (including addresses and phone numbers) to or via mail to: 

Charlotte School of Law--Human Resources

2145 Suttle Ave

Charlotte, NC 28208

Charlotte School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Inquiries welcome from qualified candidates.

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