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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Instructor for Bar Exam Prep Position at New England Law

Instructor for Bar Examination Preparation

New England Law | Boston, recognized by National Jurist for being among the top 20 law schools for bar preparation in the country that add “the most value to their students when it comes to the bar exam,” is seeking someone to assist the director of Bar Examination Preparation in teaching, administering, and counseling within the program. The position will report directly to the Director of Bar Examination Preparation Services in support of the program’s core initiatives. The person hired for the position will also perform other functions essential to promoting student success on the bar examination and to furthering the success and growth of the institution.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing, presenting, teaching and administering bar support courses, workshops, and additional programming.  Specifically, the person hired for the position will be responsible for teaching sections of the Fall Applied Legal Reasoning Course and teaching or co-teaching parts of the Spring Advanced Legal Analysis course, and other programs as needed.
  • Assist in planning events related to bar support, including the Fall Diagnostic Exam and Review session offered to 3L and 4LE students, and MBE, MPT and MEE Workshops.
  • Assist in reviewing and grading student work, providing formative assessment throughout all stages of bar exam preparation.
  • Assist in the administration of all bar support programs, including coordination with bar preparation companies, room scheduling, preparation of program materials, and other administrative duties as needed.
  • Collect and maintain performance data necessary to assess programming (e.g., Summer PMBR results, Diagnostic Exam Performance data, etc.).
  • Assist in maintaining a database of released bar examination MBE, MPT, and MEE questions.

 Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for working with students
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school, recent graduation desirable
  • Successful completion of at least one state bar examination
  • A record of academic success
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and a diverse population of students
  • The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Prior experience working with students with disabilities preferred
  • Prior experience working for a law school bar passage program; prior teaching experience, including in law school; advanced degree in education theory (or related discipline), or one or more years of experience in student counseling, legal writing and analysis, writing performance tests, such as the MPT, or remedial teaching preferred

This is a full time, one year visiting position starting in August 2017 at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary history/requirements) and writing sample to resume@nesl.edu

New England Law | Boston, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law and as consistent with ABA and AALS policies.

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