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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Job opening: Director of Bar Programs at Cal Western

California Western School of Law seeks applicants for the Director of Bar Programs.

The Director of Bar Programs is responsible for staffing and teaching bar preparation programs for second and third year law students, as well as assisting students studying for the California bar examination. To be effective, the Director must stay abreast of developments in the California bar exam; develop and maintain a high level of knowledge about academic support and bar preparation programs; and supervise small group instructors.  The Director also advises the faculty and administration as to all bar preparation matters and makes periodic reports about bar passage.

Requirements:  (1) a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic success; (2) at least two years of law teaching experience, preferably in a bar preparation program; (3) strong skills in course planning, classroom presentation, formative and summative assessment, as well as the ability to counsel and tutor individual students; (4) superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; (5) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about how to measurably improve law student bar performance and to design, implement, and manage programs to promote that development; (6) the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff; and (7) good organization, judgment, and flexibility.

A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications is available.  California Western is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

The Search Committee is currently accepting applications and will do so until April 15, 2011 the position is filled.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2011Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and salary requirements; and (2) a curriculum vitae to Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement Marilyn Scheininger at

Founded in 1924, California Western is a private, independent law school located in downtown San Diego, California.  Please visit our website at

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