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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Position at Georgetown Law


Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for a new senior administrative position, the Director of Academic Enhancement Programs.
The successful candidate will report to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students at the Law Center and have four primary areas of responsibility, with additional responsibilities as assigned. First, the Director will develop, implement and manage programs to support the academic development of the school's nearly 2,000 JD students. Currently, such programs include individual and group tutorial programs for the first year JD students and periodic seminars on topics such as study habits, case briefing, outlining, and exam-taking. Supplementing the first year Legal Research and Writing classes, it is anticipated that the new Director will re-examine and expand these programs and periodically teach group skills workshops and tutorials. Second, the Director will develop resources for and counsel JD students who are having difficulty and/or for whom English is a second language. Third, the Director will supervise and support the growth of the Barrister's Council, one of the nation's premier student-run appellate advocacy, trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution competition programs. Fourth, the Director will serve as an academic adviser. In that role, the Director will counsel individual students on academic policies, upperclass course selection, the intersection of academic and career planning, and related personal and academic development issues.

Requirements: (1) JD from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school; (2) at least three years of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience, with a focus on legal writing and analysis; (3) superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; (4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law student's academic development, and to design, implement and manage programs to promote that development; (5) the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and administrators; (6) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines; (7) the ability and initiative to forge partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the DC legal community; (8) knowledge of and interest in recent changes in legal pedagogy and the legal profession; and (9) an appreciation of the Jesuit tradition and mission of Georgetown University.

Preferred: Significant teaching and counseling experience at the law school, post-secondary or secondary level; and significant experience as a competitor in law school moot court and/or trial advocacy competitions.

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