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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Director of Bar Programs Position at California Western

California Western School of Law

Director of Bar Programs

California Western School of Law seeks applicants for the Director of Bar Programs.  In conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Director of Bar Programs is responsible for the California Western bar review program, which includes 2L, 3L and graduate components.  The Director staffs and teaches in bar preparation programs for second and third year law students, coordinates the post-graduate program, and assists 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; measure the effectiveness of the bar 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.

Qualifications:  (1) a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school with a record of academic success; (2) at least five 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) good organization, judgment, and flexibility; and (7) a demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.  Experience working with SPSS or similar statistical analysis software is preferred.

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and salary requirements; and (2) a resume to Human Resources ( Salary will be commensurate with experience, and the position includes a competitive benefits package.  Applications will be accepted through June 13, 2014.  The preferred start date is July 1, 2014.

California Western is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Founded in 1924, California Western ( is a private, independent law school located in downtown San Diego, California that is celebrating 90 years of excellence.  It is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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