Saturday, July 13, 2013
The position is a full time staff position for one year.
To apply, please visit the Golden Gate University website www.ggu.edu,
and on the home page look for "About GGU" and then the link
"Jobs at GGU" and then the link "View Jobs and Apply
Online". The application process is entirely online through our
partner "NeoGov" - you need not submit paper materials unless you
want to do so, in which case you can mail them to Kimberly Stanley's address below.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
Tel: (415) 442-7037
Fax: (415) 442-6609
Friday, July 12, 2013
The Director, Diversity Education & Outreach is responsible for the
development and management of all Diversity Education & Outreach programs
and activities in the Law School. This includes recruitment, planning,
coordination, project management, budgeting, student counseling, and external
networking as outlined in the duties described below.
- Lead Diversity Education and Outreach initiatives in the Law School, ensuring
the continued development of an inclusive, student-focused culture.
Oversee and plan programs, workshops, and training sessions with students,
staff, and faculty to promote the school's effort to build and maintain an
environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and diverse. Oversee programs
to support the integration of diverse students into the law school
- Serve as an advisor to individual students on academic issues, curricular and
educational decisions, academic progress and performance, and career
objectives. Serve as ombudsperson for students when necessary.
Provide guidance and support to 12 student groups who serve diverse
students or whose mission involves diversity;
- Collaborate in program and policy development is Student Services to ensure that
diversity goals are included in event planning, budget preparation, and
promotion of the mission statement;
- Take on Student Services assignments as delegated by the Associate Dean of
Students, including matters related to the honor code, character and
fitness, examinations, orientation, convocation, ADA accommodations, and
other matters related to Student Life. Represent Dean of Student Services
in circumstances as needed;
- Build external networks to promote diversity goals of law school.
Represent the school at the local, state, and national levels on all
matters related to diversity affairs;
- Foster the development of a vibrant community of diverse scholars through work
with diverse alumni, faculty, and current students. Ensure diversity goals
and initiatives are integrated in the Law School community, including
marketing efforts, recruitment, and other strategic objectives and
- Work with school deans, faculty, staff, and other administrative offices to
plan strategies, develop programs, and implement new activities that
foster and support the diversity of the law school student
population. With Law Admissions, develop and implement innovative
recruitment strategies to attract a larger number of diverse student
applicants through work with Student Services, personal visits to target
schools and cities, dissemination of materials promoting the Law School,
coordination of student, faculty, and alumni efforts, and individualized
follow-up with applicants. Advise the Dean on diversity issues;
- Develop financial aid resources (including scholarships) and employment
opportunities for diverse students through coordination with a range of
private and not-for-profit organizations;
- Plan and manage Diversity Education and Outreach budget; coordinate and consult
in planning and management of Student Affairs' budget. Review and
approve expenditures charged to and revenues applied to Diversity
Education and Outreach and assigned student groups.
- A Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school;
- Minimum of 3 to 5 years of legal or the equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with
students, faculty, alumni, staff, legal professionals, and the general
- Proven ability to exercise initiative and judgment in coordinating various
programs to serve the best interest of all parties involved;
- Must be self-directed and willing to identify and assume new responsibilities
as the needs of the Law School change and grow;
- Must be willing to travel and when necessary, work a flexible schedule (night
and weekend events are sometimes necessary).
- Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- Prior experience in counseling, recruitment, and/or job placement in a law
school or comparable setting strongly preferred;
- Prior experience in both advocacy and conflict management/resolution settings;
- Prior experience that encompasses broad range of client interactions, including,
at least, racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, sexual identity, and
socio-economic status diversity.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal
background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal
background check prior to employment.
The job posting can be found on line at https://nuhr.northwestern.edu/psc/hr91prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL.
Search diversity. The pay level is an Exempt 9 (range $60-100k).
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Date Posted: 7/5/2013
PROGRAM COORDINATOR -
ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND BAR-RELATED PROGRAMS
Southwestern announces an exciting opportunity in its Academic Support and Bar-Related
Programs Office. The Program Coordinator is responsible for a diverse number of
administrative and operational responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be a
versatile self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision and able to
coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully and creatively
while interacting with a variety of constituencies. The Project Coordinator
will provide general administrative assistance including but not limited to
program participation management, document production, database management,
proofreading, budget management, event coordination, and graphic design/desktop
The Program Coordinator is a critical member of the Academic Support and
Bar-Related Program team. The office has primary responsibility for
designing and implementing innovative academic support programs, courses, and
individual and small group counseling sessions, and designing and assisting
with bar exam preparation classes, workshops and events.
First-year and upper-division academic skills workshops and
Summer and winter bar preparation programs;
The Dean's Fellows program;
Assists with bar data review and presentation;
Processes invoices and tracks departmental expenses;
Oversees work-study students and projects;
Prepares the annual activity calendar; and
Maintains the program's portal page and program-specific TWEN
degree with two years' experience in student, academic or administrative
services. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal,
service, and verbal/written communication skills; good judgment; strong
organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS
Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint).
For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Writing style and format is critical to successful bar exam performance. Do not fall into the trap of only memorizing the law. You must focus on your approach and your writing techniques in order to reach a passing score on the Multistate Essays and the Multistate Performance Test. Here are a few ways to ensure that you will achieve passing scores:
- Carefully read the fact pattern, call lines, and file/library. Take your time!
- Organize your thoughts before you begin writing. Use your scratch paper!
- Use only the amount of time allowed for each essay or PT task. Time your practice!
- Use an organizational model like IRAC or CRAC. Use it for every issue and sub-issue!
- Make your answer easy to read. Use short concise sentences and paragraphs!
- Remember to review what you have written. Become the grader!
- Do not get frustrated by your mistakes, get motivated and learn from them!
- Keep practicing…practice equals passing!