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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Assistant Professor Position at La Verne

Announcement of a position for Assistant Professor in the Center for Academic and Bar Readiness (CABR) at the University of La Verne College of Law. This position is a contract faculty position with voting rights (except on tenure and promotion) and has a very competitive salary for Southern California. The contract period starts at one year and is graduated with the potential for a 3-5-year contract and promotion to Associate Professor.

Please see the link below for the full position description and application process.

October 21, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

American University Associate Director Position

Position Title: Associate Director of Academic Advising & Policy Development (14327)

Position Number:


Open Date:



Washington College of Law

Close Date:


Salary Range:

$70,000 - $75,000


Project Leader/Advisor B

Work Hours per Week:


Position Type:

Full-time Staff


The Associate Director of Academic Advising & Policy Development will promote the academic excellence of American University Washington College of Law students, from matriculation through graduation. The Associate Director will lead the law school’s advising efforts, and will be responsible for conceptualizing and organizing all academic advising activities at the law school and individually providing academic advising to JD students.  The incumbent will have a central role in the law school in ensuring that all students have the opportunity for appropriate, useful, targeted, and strategic academic advising and that they are knowledgeable about the law school’s myriad academic and student services.  The Associate Director will also be responsible for policy and procedure development related to the curriculum and compliance with American Bar Association standards and American Association of Law Schools rules.

Educational Requirements:

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; Admission to the bar.

Minimum Requirements:

·         5 years of experience advising or mentoring law students and/or law graduates preferably in the area of academic advising

·         Deep knowledge of law school curricula, law school pedagogical approaches,  and developments in the legal market

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated focus on empathy, sensitivity, and discretion

·         Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills

·         Ability to build rapport with and gain trust of students, faculty and staff;

·         Strong oral presentation skills

·         Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment

·         Understanding of the structure and purpose of the American Bar Association Standards and Association of American Law Schools Regulations

·         Knowledge of FERPA and implementing regulations

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms

·         Must be self-motivated and able to initiate and set goals and prioritize tasks

·         Demonstrated supervisory experience and attention to detail

Preferred Requirements:

·         At least 1 year of legal practice or post-graduate clerkship

Additional Information:

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

To Apply Please Visit:


October 14, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at Concordia Law

Concordia University School of Law, located in Boise, Idaho, invites applications for a Director of Academic Success position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.   This is a full-time position that may be a contract faculty or staff position, depending upon the qualifications of the candidate.  Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academics, the Director of the Academic Success Program will have lead responsibility for maximizing student learning and performance in law school courses and on the bar exam by instructing students on learning techniques, identifying external resources for student academic success, collaborating with faculty on instruction, and assessing the success of educational programs.  In addition, this position will have responsibility for teaching courses targeted at students who would benefit from support in legal analysis; supporting students seeking assistance in learning; and for developing and implementing a strategy for bar exam passage.   The Director is also responsible for administering the Admission by Performance Program, the law school’s conditional admission program for prospective 1L students.  The position requires interaction with prospective students, students, staff, faculty, and administrators on a daily basis.  Our goal is to recruit a dynamic, bright, and highly motivated individual who is interested in making significant contributions to our law school and its students.  Experience in academic support and bar exam support is preferred, and teaching experience is desirable.  As a Lutheran institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will support our mission and promote Lutheran values.   

Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Committee.  Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a statement of faith, and a letter of interest to  Please also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position. Please note: these references will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at an appropriate later point in the review process. Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be emailed to the Victoria Haneman, Chair of the Committee, at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continued until the position is filled. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

October 13, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Prep at Hofstra

Assistant Director of Academic Support

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support.  The Academic Support Program assists J.D. and LL.M. students in the development of the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the Bar Exam, and in practice.  The successful candidate will report to the Director of Academic Support and will assist in designing and implementing all aspects of Hofstra’s established Academic Support Program including:

  • Teaching first-year and upper-level classes and workshops;
  • Assisting in planning and implementing first-year and upper-level programs;
  • Providing individual writing, study and test-taking skills assistance and counseling;
  • Identifying and assisting students who need additional academic support;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of bar exam preparation classes, programs and events;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of new services to enhance our students’ academic performance;
  • Assisting in the compilation, maintenance and presentation of bar exam data and departmental database;
  • Special projects as requested by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation.

Minimum requirements are:  a J.D.; a strong academic record; a background demonstrating a potential for excellence in academic support and/or bar exam preparation; an understanding of developments in legal pedagogy; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the law school community; proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; and excellent writing and speaking skills.  The following are not required but would substantially enhance an application: experience in law school academic support programs or other relevant teaching experience (including experience as a teaching assistant during law school); and/or an advanced degree in education, psychology, counseling, or a related field.  Law practice experience is helpful, but without teaching experience will generally not be sufficient.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. Some evening hours are part of this position.

Application Instructions:  Qualified and interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume via email to:  Nicole R. Lefton, Esq., Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation & Assistant Professor of Academic Support and Bar Preparation, email:  Please include “Assistant Director of Academic Support” in the subject line.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. 

September 30, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

U Mass Dartmouth Director of Academic Success Position



OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Director of Academic Success DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs 

DEPARTMENT: Student Services Law School 



REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching and Learning Methods 

SUPERVISES: Student employees and peer tutors 

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Collaborates in the design, direction, and implementation of all aspects of the Law School’s Academic Support program. The Director promotes law student retention with remedial programming and academic counseling and collaborates with Deans and Faculty to ensure students' successful completion of law school and bar exam passage. 

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population. 


  • Collaborates on the design and implementation of programming for law students to facilitate their analytical development, examination skills, and early integration into the Law School’s curriculum. 
  • Presents MPRE resources and workshops to secure student success on the required Professional Ethics exam. 
  • Provides and oversees programmatic assistance and counseling for all students in academic difficulty. 
  • Collaborates with Associate Dean as requested in evaluating and resolving student petitions. 
  • Functions as staff member to all faculty Academic Standards Committee meetings. 
  • Liaises with Students Services personnel and Law Enrollment Center personnel for comprehensive student support services. 
  • Works with individual faculty members to provide final exam reviews for students. 
  • Writes Academic Plans for students who are out of satisfactory academic performance. 
  • Works with the Faculty and Deans to monitor, analyze, and promote student retention. 
  • Oversees and manages the Instructional Assistants program for faculty members, and designs and manages peer tutoring program as directed by the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods. 
  • In collaboration with the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods and Law School leadership, administers the Law Learning Center, remedial workshops, summer instructional programming, and MPRE preparation, and participates in staff meetings. 
  • Gathers and analyzes data regarding student use of academic support resources. 
  • In collaboration with faculty, is available to teach academic success courses. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 


EDUCATION: Juris Doctor, strong educational background. 

EXPERIENCE: Previous (over one year) of experience providing academic support to law students. 

Must be available to work nights and weekends; occasional travel is required to local, regional and national conferences as well as travel to support students and graduates taking the bar exam. 


  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and public speaking skills. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data. 
  • Ability to develop and manage higher educational programs. 
  • Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law students. 
  • Knowledge of educational theories, learning styles, and disabilities. 


  • Three years of experience providing academic support to law students. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support for bar exam preparation.

September 30, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Director Position at Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School seeks candidates for the Director of its Academic Success Program. The Director will:

  • Enhance learning habits and strategies of entering and returning students, both through classroom and one-on-one instruction;
  • Coordinate efforts to increase students’ success in tests, bar exams and other requirements for admission to practice;
  • Serve a student population composed of accelerated 2-year, traditional 3-year, and extended 4-year JD students and internationally-trained LLM students;
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of student needs and periodically inform the faculty of those needs;
  • Mentor students in a range of activities, including the annual journal competition.

Applicants must articulate a clear vision for the future of the Brooklyn Law School’s Academic Success Program and demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for working with students who seek or require academic enhancement.  They must have both a deep theoretical knowledge of and significant experience in enhancing student learning and also possess the ability to build rapport with all students.  The status of the Director of Academic Success Program will commensurate with experience and credentials, as well as with a possibility of tenure for candidates holding a JD and producing a substantial body of relevant scholarship. We are committed to hiring a proven, innovative leader, and we are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty.

Applicants should email their materials to Prof. Alex Stein, Chair of the Lateral Appointments Subcommittee, Brooklyn Law School:

September 23, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Position at UA Little Rock

The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is currently looking for our new Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Services. You can find the job posting here

The Director of Academic Support and Bar Success Services is responsible for managing the Law School’s academic support program and the Law School’s bar passage program. This includes supervising student mentors, assisting in academic support programming development and instructing the law school bar preparation skills courses during the academic year. 

This is a great position for anyone who may new to academic support or is looking for an opportunity to innovate in the classroom.

September 22, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Assistant Director of Academic Success Position at UNT Dallas

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in Fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.

The College of Law’s goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

The University – the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should possess enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow’s careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to:

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:


  • Teach and assist in the development of academic support related courses to enhance law school performance.
  • Teach and assist in the development of bar readiness related work product courses and workshops.
  • Assist in the design and teaching of workshops to improve the academic skills of students.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of student-led programs, including training.
  • Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product and bar readiness related work product.
  • Provide individual academic support counseling to students in all stages of their studies, including those struggling academically and those preparing for the bar exam.
  • Serve as an individual support to students, monitor the progress of students, and provide the encouragement necessary to contribute to successful academic completion.
  • By utilizing various outreach mechanisms, encourage students and bar takers throughout major events such as finals and the bar exam.
  • Assist in providing academic advising to all students.
  • Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data.
  • Assist in the coordination of efforts and work with other student services departments to address the needs of students.
  • Respond to student concerns in a timely manner, and
  • Otherwise support the Director of Academic Success and Bar Readiness, as needed.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Link to the job posting:

September 22, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Assistant Director of Academic Success Position at Vermont

Vermont Law School has an opening for its Assistant Director, Academic Success Program position.  This is a 12 month faculty position.  A full description of the position and required qualifications are posted on the Vermont Law School website at:  All applications should be submitted through the link on the website. 

September 22, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Support Position at Texas A&M

Texas A&M is looking for an Assistant Director to complete our team.  The person hired will assist in developing and managing of all aspects of the first-year, peer mentoring and upper-level academic support program, in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Academic Support and the other Assistant Director of Academic Support, DeShun Harris. In addition, the incoming Assistant Director contributes to developing and managing the “Preparing for Bar” Course, our Bar Mentoring Program, and other Bar Exam preparation materials and services.

Candidates must have a JD, and preferably have some experience in legal education.  Texas A&M University School of Law is located in vibrant downtown Fort Worth.  The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living and a strong economy.

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M University welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the law school’s academic community. Applicants can apply directly online at: Please also send your résumé or cv directly to Professor James McGrath, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Support -  Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor McGrath at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.  Please respond by October 15, 2017.

September 19, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Director of Bar Success and Academic Support Position at Loyola University Chicago

We are happy to announce that Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position in support of our students:  Director of Bar Success and Academic Support.  The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information about the application process, can be found at:

The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive programming to support our students’ success throughout law school and the bar exam.  This position includes teaching classes and workshops, meeting individually with students, administering academic support programming, and tracking student performance and bar exam data to continually reassess the program and our students’ needs. 

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others.  The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be a vital part of the School of Law's curriculum and mission.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

September 15, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Academic Success Assistant Director Position at UNLV

Full posting on Higher Ed Jobs is here. Description of ASP at UNLV from a listserv posting from Chelsea Baldwin, Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of Academic Success:

"Our Academic Success program is a full spectrum program that runs from orientation through bar preparation and includes the management of a student staffed resource and learning center. The Assistant Director's role includes meeting with current students to provide academic guidance, training and supervising student mentors, assisting in curriculum and programming development, conducting workshops and programs, and counseling current students and alumni on bar preparation. Although I am fairly new here, I have found the work environment, my colleagues, and our students to be simply wonderful. Living in Las Vegas also has its perks."

September 2, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at U Mass

Director of Academic Success University of Massachusetts School of Law 

The University of Massachusetts School of Law is seeking a Director of Academic Success. The Director collaborates in the design, direction, and implementation of all aspects of the Law School’s Academic Success program. The Director promotes law student retention with remedial programming and academic counseling and collaborates with Deans and Faculty to ensure students' successful completion of law school and bar exam passage.  

UMass Law offers a robust Academic Success program designed to assist all students from orientation through bar passage. The program involves three full-time faculty and staff members (the Director of Teaching and Learning Methods, the Director of Academic Success, and the Director of Bar Success), a required first-year academic success course, a peer-tutoring program, and a spacious, centrally-located Law Learning Center.  

For the complete position description and qualifications please go to

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references to

The review of applications will begin July 12, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  

UMass Law is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community.  

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors. 

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

July 1, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 30, 2017

University of Oklahoma ASP/Bar Support Position

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is seeking a full-time academic and bar support professional.  The duties include teaching a bar preparation class to 3Ls, assisting in the early identification of at-risk students; meeting regularly with students who are at-risk or on academic probation to track their progress, and tutoring students on study and exam taking skills while providing substantive support where needed.  A full listing of the position may be found at:

June 30, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 23, 2017

UC Hastings Position for Academic & Professional Success Graduate Fellow


The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry.

The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.


Academic and Professional Success

Classification: Level 1 / Class Code 2038 / Exempt / Full-Time / Benefited

Hiring Salary: $50,000 (commensurate with qualifications)

Posting Date:  June 16, 2017


Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success, the Academic and Professional Success Graduate Fellow will support the Legal Education Opportunity Program and other academic support and skills programming, provide 1:1 academic support to individual students, coordinate student led programs, supervise student workers, and collect and analyze program data. The position is thus a combination of program administration and direct student tutoring.


Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Assist in the design and teaching of special workshops to improve the academic skills and bar passage rate of diverse students, including, in the case of LEOP, students from non-traditional backgrounds;
  • Assist in design and implementation of student led programs, including, hiring, training, and supervision of student workers;
  • Evaluate and provide written and individual feedback on student work product;
  • Counsel and advise individual students on various academic concerns;
  • Evaluate programming, e.g., by collecting and analyzing data; and
  • Otherwise support the Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success in the development of students’ academic skills.



  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
  • Active membership in the California State Bar;
  • Some prior teaching, tutoring, and/or academic program administration preferred.


  • Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills;
  • Strong organizational skills for tracking data and program materials (electronic and hard copy).
  • Knowledge of creative teaching methods for diverse populations with a focus on skills development.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, alumni, staff, and students;
  • Available to attend occasional evening and/or weekend events.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • University of California Retirement Plan (defined benefit)
  • Disability Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Thirteen paid holidays per year
  • Pre-tax Retirement Savings Programs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation-related, healthcare and dependent care expenses


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Incoming Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success Stefano Moscato at

Failure to provide the information as required on the application form including attaching a cover letter and a resume shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. 

Please Note: **This position has been designated as “sensitive” and requires a pre-employment background check.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Applicants who meet the position requirements will be competitively evaluated to identify the individuals whose breadth and depth of experience and education most closely relate to the stated requirements and the needs of the College. Depending on the quality and number of the applications received, only the better qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview. The position is open until filled.


UC Hastings College of the Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer

June 23, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Administrative Contract Positions at Atlanta's John Marshall

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School invites applications for administrative contract positions within its Office of Academic Achievement.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

These are full-time, non-tenure track positions that begin on August 1, 2017.  Responsibilities of the positions include teaching academic success workshops for first year students in the day and evening divisions and working one-on-one with first year and upper level students who are identified as being academically at risk. Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their academic performance.  Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in an academic success program.

Application Information

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  These positions will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Dean Malcolm L. Morris, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 1422 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 or via email to with a copy to Erika Murray at

  1. The position advertised:

      __   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

     __    b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

     _X_ c.   may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

     __   d.  has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

     __   e.  is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

     __   f.   is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

 Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):

  1. The professor hired:

      __    a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

     _X_   b.   will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

 Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights:

  1. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below.  (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)*

 ___ over $120,000

___ $110,000 - $119,999

___ $100,000 - $109,999

___ $90,000 - $99,999

___   $80,000 - $89,999

_       $70,000 - $79,999

X      $60,000 - $69,999

__     $50,000 - $59,999

___ less than $50,000

___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000

___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

Additional information about base salary or other compensation:

*Commensurate with experience.  

  1. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught will be:*

      __   a.   30 or fewer

     _X_  b.   31 - 35

     ___  c.   36 - 40

     ___  d.   41 - 45

     ___  e.   46 - 50

     ___  f.    51 - 55

     __   g.   56 - 60

     __   h.   more than 60

 Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted teaching outside of the legal research and writing program:

Browning Jeffries
Associate Professor

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
1422 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
P: 678-916-2636

View my research on my SSRN Author page:

June 15, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Director Position at Lincoln Memorial University

Position Description: Director of Academic Success

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law


The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, a small, mission-driven institution in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking to hire a Director for its Academic Success Program. The position is full-time, non-tenure track, and will commence on or before August 1, 2017. A twelve-month contract is preferred. The Director of Academic Success, in coordination with the Director of Bar Services, develops, coordinates, and implements the law school’s Academic Success Program. Job duties include teaching courses focused on the development of academic skills; overseeing the school’s week-long pre-matriculation program; and working with students in individual and small-group meetings. In addition, the Director of Academic Success will have a significant role in the school’s bar preparation program. The LMU Duncan School of Law is provisionally approved by the American Bar Association, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, and will be seeking full ABA approval in the near future. LMU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Inquiries and letters of interest may be sent to Professor William Gill at Applications should be submitted online at Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and the position will remain open until filled.

Required qualifications: JD from an institution accredited by the ABA or the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners; bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction (can be inactive).

Preferred qualifications: At least three years of experience practicing law or teaching at a legal institution; prior experience with law school academic success or bar preparation programs; a personal record of strong academic achievement; law school advising, counseling, or tutoring experience; and higher education teaching experience.

AASE Questionnaire:

  1.  The position advertised:

  X       a.         is a full-time appointment.
___      b.         is a part-time appointment.

  1. The position advertised:
    ___ a.         is a tenure-track appointment.
    ___      b.         may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
      X       c.         may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
    ___      d.         has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
    ___      e.         is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

___      f.          is an adjunct appointment.

  X       g.         is a year-to-year appointment.

___      h.         is a one-year visitorship.

___      i.          is for at will employment.

  1.  The person hired:
    ___ a. will be permitted to vote on all matters at faculty meetings.

  X       b.         will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on matters except those pertaining to hiring, tenure, and promotion.
___      c.         will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

4.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base compensation in the range checked below.  (A base compensation does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base compensation does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
___      a.         over $120,000
___      b.         $110,000 - $119,999
___      c.         $100,000 - $109,999
___      d.         $90,000 - $99,999
  X       e.         $80,000 - $89,999
___      f.          $70,000 - $79,999
___      g.         $60,000 - $69,999
___      h.         $50,000 - $59,999
___      i.          $40, 000-49,999
___      j.          $10,000 - $39,000.
___      k.         less than $10,000.

5.         The person hired will have the title of:

___      a.         Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).

___      b.         Assistant Dean.

  X       c.         Director.

___      d.         Associate Director.

___      e.         Assistant Director.

___      f.          Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (tenure track).

___      g.         Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).

  X       h.         Professor – Full, Associate, or Assistant (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).

___      i.          no title.

  1. Job responsibilities include (please check all that apply):

  X       a.         working with students whose predicators (LSAT and University GPA) suggest they will struggle to excel in law school.

  X       b.         working with students who performed relatively poorly on their law school examinations or other assessments.

  X       c.         working with diverse students.

  X       d.         managing orientation.

  X       e.         teaching ASP-related classes (case briefing, synthesis, analysis, etc.).

  X       f.          teaching bar-exam related classes.

  X       g.         working with students on an individual basis.

___      h.         teaching other law school courses.

  1. The person hired will be present in the office:

___      a.         9-10 month appointment.

  X       b.         Year-round appointment (works regularly in the summer months).

  1. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.

___      a.         Yes.

  X       b.         No.

  1. The person hired will report to:

  X       a.         the Dean of the Law School.

___      b.         an Associate Dean.

___      c.         the Director of the Academic Support Department.

___      d.         a Faculty Committee.

June 12, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Assistant Director Position at U of Akron

Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs


The University of Akron School Of Law seeks to fill a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs position. The position is a salary position, paid on a monthly basis.  The person in this position will be responsible for providing support to law students by conducting workshops and supplying assistance with basic writing and analytical skills as needed.  This person will develop, schedule and administer academic success (including bar support) programming and courses, and teach ASP courses (including Legal Reasoning and Advanced Legal Applications).

Other responsibilities include:

Recruit, coordinate, train and supervise ASP student assistants, including helping them design effective skills-based tutoring sessions.

Design academic support programming for students, including working with professors and advising at-risk students.

Administer bar preparation support efforts, including participating in bar support efforts in Columbus twice a year.

Required Qualifications:

Requires a Juris Doctorate Degree, Law License, and a demonstrated record of successful teaching, preferably in areas such as academic success, bar preparation, legal skills, or legal writing.  Computer skills (including spreadsheet, word processing and database capabilities) required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated record of effective self-starting and follow-through, demonstrated success in assisting student learning, ability to identify methods to enhance learning for multiple learning styles, ability to build rapport with all students( including at-risk students), and demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of constituencies preferred.  Ability to create, implement and evaluate academic support preferred.

For complete details and to apply please visit: Job ID# 10134

June 3, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Visiting Position in Academic Excellence at New England Law

Faculty Position in the Academic Excellence Program

New England Law | Boston is seeking dynamic and experienced applicants for a faculty position in the Academic Excellence Program.  The program provides support to students throughout their law school experience, including a first-year legal skills course, an upper-class legal analysis course set in the context of Evidence law, and individual counseling and advising initiatives. These programs help students learn the critical skills for success in law school, on the bar examination, and in legal practice.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will work closely with the Director of Academic Excellence and other members of the faculty to:

  • Design and teach academic support courses, workshops, and additional programming as needed. Specifically, the person hired will be responsible for teaching sections of:
    • a) Academic Excellence: a full-year, weekly class for all 1L students designed to develop the fundamental skills for law school success (e.g., case reading, briefing, outlining, exam writing and legal analysis). The course also includes several sessions and exercises that are co-taught with other members of the faculty.
    • b) Legal Analysis: a fall-semester course for 2L students based in the context of Evidence, focusing on teaching core exam-writing and analytical skills.
  • Provide individual counseling to first-year and second-year students needing academic support;
  • Assist with administrative responsibilities as needed to implement the program;
  • Assist with bar preparation teaching, counseling and other initiatives as needed; and
  • The person hired may also be called upon to perform other activities in service to the law school, such as faculty committee and task force work, and student group advising.


  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school with strong law school credentials
  • At least two years of experience in academic support, law teaching, or educational counseling/advising
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with students to support their academic progress and to implement individually tailored measures to improve their performance
  • An ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with faculty in designing effective co-taught classes within the first-year program 
  • Prior experience in teaching legal skills and designing assessments to achieve skills-based learning objectives (such as issue-spotting, identifying and applying legal rules to material facts, and presenting viable counterarguments) is highly desired

This is a full-time, one-year visiting position starting not later than August 1, 2017 at a title and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary history/requirements) and writing sample to  

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.


June 2, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Advocacy Fellow Position at Louisiana State

This position is off the beaten path of ASP/bar, but some of our readers may be interested in applying:


The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire an Advocacy Fellow to assist in the administration and coaching of its Advocacy Programs.  The Advocacy Programs include the Law Center’s moot court, trial advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution external competition teams, as well as the Law Center’s internal advocacy competitions and voluntary skills development workshops.  Reporting to the Director of Advocacy Programs, this position is responsible for the continued development and administration of a robust set of student skills development opportunities.

The Advocacy Fellow provides case preparation assistance to participants, assists in the recruitment and training of coaches and judges, plans and implements voluntary skills training opportunities and events, creates at least one full trial, appellate, or dispute resolution case file, and organizes competition registration and team travel arrangements. The Advocacy Fellow also acts as a secondary coach where needed.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. Prior experience as a competitor and/or coach in the LSU Law Center’s Advocacy Programs or a similar law school skills training and competition program is strongly preferred.  This is a full-time position. The term of appointment for the Advocacy Fellow is one year and will begin in Summer 2017.  For exceptional performance, a Fellow may receive reappointment for a second year. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of at least three references to LSU Human Resources by visiting

June 1, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)