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Friday, May 16, 2014

Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development Position at Touro



Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development


Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development.  This position is a 12-month position and reports to the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs. 

The Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development assists the Director of Academic Development and Bar Programs in all aspects of Touro’s Academic Support Programs and bar preparation programs with a specific concentration on bar programs. 


 ALS Practicum:  teach a fall section and one or more spring sections of Touro’s bar preparation seminar course.

Legal Foundations:  teach two sections of this first-semester, first year course.

 One-on-one tutoring for at-risk students: Weekly one-on-one bar tutoring sessions in the seven weeks before the bar exam for eligible February and July bar takers.  In addition, work with approximately 10 students to prepare for the July bar from May-July; work with approximately 5 students for the February bar.

Teach MPT component for Legal Analysis I and/or II classes

Supplemental bar counseling:  One-on-one counseling for “at risk” students in the semester before graduation.

·         Provide supplementary bar prep workshops:

o   Informational workshops on bar review courses

o   Getting a “jump start” on bar prep

o   What to expect in bar review and how to prepare financially, emotionally, and scholastically

o   Substantive bar preparation sessions --- targeted subjects


 Individual bar assistance:Provide individual assistance to all students who seek bar services, including re-takers as well as first-time takers, and LL.M. students. 

·         Administrative functions:

o   For bar tutoring programs: identify eligible students; invite and sign-up students; in consultation with the Director, assign students to tutors; provide materials and oversight to tutors; follow-up with surveys to tutors and students

o   Provide administrative oversight for bar workshops and programs

o   Provide administrative oversight for bar diagnostic programs


Future programs.  Provide assistance in preparing students for bar passage as programs are implemented.




Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school for this full-time position.  The ideal candidate should possess excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to bar passage and academic support. Strong interpersonal communications skills are essential. Experience in bar preparation and academic support at the law school level is required.  Evening and some weekend work is required. 


Application Procedure

Please send a cover letter and your resume to:  The subject line of your email should read:  Assistant Director of Bar Programs and Academic Development. 


Application Deadline:  June 15 with rolling application review.


Touro Law Center is located in Central Islip, on the south shore of Long Island, an hour from New York City. Fifty full-time law faculty members provide a practice-oriented educational curriculum to approximately 700 students in both full-time day and part-time evening programs. Visit http://www.tourolaw.edufor more information about Touro Law Center.


Touro College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Our practices and employment decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment are not to be based on an employee's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic predisposition, housing status, or any other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. Our policies are in conformance with Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments

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