Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Director of ASP Position at Michigan State

Job Posting for Director of the Academic Success Program Position

Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of the Academic Success Program, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2010. This is a full-time position and, depending upon the applicant’s qualifications, the Director of ASP will be hired as a faculty or staff member.

The Director of the Academic Success Program will have primary responsibility for working with students to help them adjust to the academic demands of law school and to develop skills to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school, on the bar exam, and after graduation.  Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and implementing innovative academic support programs;
  • Teaching workshops and/or classes for students who need academic support;
  • Working with students in individual and small group sessions;
  • Designing and assisting with the law school’s bar exam preparation classes, workshops, and events.

Applicants should have a J.D.; a solid academic record; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with faculty; and excellent writing and speaking skills. Applicants should also be licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience (including experience as a teaching assistant during law school) and/or an advanced degree in education, psychology, or counseling is desirable. Law practice experience without teaching experience will generally not be sufficient.

Applications should be sent by email to Kathy Payne, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at

Michigan State University is the nation’s premier land-grant university, established in 1855. More information about the Law College can be found at

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from and nominations of women, people of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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