Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Academic Support Position at Berkeley Law

Berkeley Law is seeking an Academic Coordinator. The Academic Coordinator will assist and collaborate with the Director of Academic Support at Berkeley Law. The Academic Coordinator will train tutors within the Academic Support Program, help standardize the curriculum, offer one-on-one tutoring sessions, and coordinate study sessions and educational workshops for students, thereby expanding our capacity to help students while providing increased attention to those most in need of academic support. 

The position is anticipated to begin July 1, 2017. The position is 75% time with benefits. For details on the position, including required qualifications and application materials, and information about how to apply, please visit

This position is open until filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

May 16, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Position at UCLA

UCLA School of Law

Job Posting

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education

The position of Assistant Dean for Experiential Education requires a talented and enthusiastic individual to build and oversee the operational excellence of the UCLA Law program of clinical and experiential education.  The Assistant Dean will report to and work under the general direction of the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean of Experiential Education and will be expected to work independently with multiple faculty and staff within the law school.  The Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning and support the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean in expanding and promoting excellence in the law school’s program of clinical and experiential education.  The Assistant Dean will also develop and maintain systems to ensure the provision of excellent legal services to clients and excellent pedagogical opportunities for students.  These duties will require the Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the law school community, as well as with external governmental and nonprofit entities with which the law school is collaborating.  The person in this position should have some background and familiarity with clinical legal education, the ability to exercise creativity and good judgment about the law school program, and a deep interest in educating students and providing legal services to clients and communities in the region.  The person in this position has the possibility of spending up to approximately 25% of his/her time teaching in a clinical program, to be determined in consultation with the Faculty Director/Vice Dean. 

Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of substantial legal practice or related experience; and demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in clinical legal education preferred.  The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is a full-time, year round, non-tenure track academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See; and

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.  Please apply online at by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references.  Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

May 8, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Director of Bar Admissions Program at Western New England

Director of Bar Admission Programs

Western New England University School of Law is seeking candidates to become our Director of Bar Admission Programs.  This is a full time, year-round position.  The Director will continue our existing bar examination preparation program and design, administer, and oversee the Law School’s bar examination preparation efforts and activities, including, as appropriate, teaching classes (for-credit and/or non-credit), counseling and tutoring students on an individual and group basis, and developing/implementing/monitoring programs and services.

The Director will work with law students to help them prepare for success on the bar examination and will further develop the program that is currently in place and implement appropriate changes as needed to make it as effective as possible.  Aspects of this work include: developing strategies to assist all students (particularly students whose academic indicia are predictive of challenges in passing the bar); tracking the academic progress of students (particularly at-risk students) to insure that students are receiving necessary bar passage services; tracking students’ bar examination results to focus better the Law School’s efforts and to satisfy accreditation reporting; teaching a supplemental bar review program or for-credit courses; coordinating interactions with the Board of Bar Examiners in various states and with commercial bar exam providers; developing programs and services to encourage awareness of bar exam and bar admissions requirements; and working closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning, the Director of Academic Support, the Academic Support and Bar Pass Committee and other members of the faculty and staff to help students achieve success on their bar exams. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a J.D. degree from an A.B.A. approved law school, admission to at least one state bar achieved via successful completion of a bar examination, and experience in teaching in and administering bar exam preparation programs and courses.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Application Process:  Applications should be received by June 2, 2017, although nominations and applications may be accepted until the position is filled.  This position has a start date of July 1, 2017.  All applications should include a letter of interest and résumé, together with the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.  Applications should be mailed to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Human Resources, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Assistant Director Position at American U

Assistant Director of Academic Excellence job posting here: Download Assistant Director of Academic Excellence (13862).

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Temporary Position at UC Irvine for Academic Skills Specialist

UC Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Academic Skills Specialist.  The primary function will be to assist in providing feedback to students on California bar exam essays and performance tests.  It is a temporary position from approximately mid-May through mid-July.  The duties of the position may completed remotely, but a background check must be  completed at a University of California campus.  For more information, please use the link below to access the full job description.

If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, please use the following link to access the application system:


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Assistant Dean of Students Position at Touro

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Assistant Dean for Student Services

Department:  Touro Law Center Office of Student Services

Status:   Full-time

Reports To:  Dean of the Law Center

FLSA:     Exempt

Supervises:  Administrative Assistant I  to the Office of Student Services, and Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid




The Assistant Dean oversees all aspects of the Office of Student Services including, but not limited to, student advising and counseling, exam administration, student records (including Satisfactory Academic Progress reports and of application amendments and other admission-related documents), registration, student evaluations of faculty, ADA Compliance regarding students, and issues of student conduct and safety.  The Assistant Dean also facilitates communication between the students and the faculty and administration, collaborates closely with the Registrar, Admissions, Financial Aid, Bursar and Compliance offices, and has possible teaching opportunities.


  • Student Advising & Counseling: Be available to students seeking counsel and advice on issues including, but not limited to, disability, mental health, family/personal, stress, career and professional development, course selections and other academic issues. In addition to scheduled appointments, the Assistant Dean is expected to maintain availability for “walk-in” appointments to answer questions, solve problems address student concerns. Working closely with the other Associate and Assistant Deans and the Registrar, the Assistant Dean helps to identify students with academic concerns.
  • Exam Administration: Coordinate all aspects of Touro Law Center final examination administration, including scheduling of proctors, arranging for accommodations for students with disabilities and exam conflicts, and enforcing important exam-related student deadlines.
  • Student Organizations & Activities: Supervise and work with the Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid who serves as the administrative liaison for all law student organizations, including the Student Bar Association.
  • Awards & Scholarships: Supervise and work with the Director of Student Services and Scholarship Aid, who collects and disseminates scholarship and fellowship information and other monetary opportunities for students (i.e., essay contests).
  • Organize and supervise first year orientation.
  • Assist the Director of the Honors Program with special enrichment programs for outstanding students.
  • Assist in implementation of web-based student services delivery systems. Monitor Office of Student Services social media outlets (i.e. blog, Facebook account, Twitter account.)
  • Coordinate with the Academic Dean about class scheduling and implementation of academic policies.
  • Enforce academic discipline (probation and dismissal) in coordination with the Associate Dean and the academic support faculty and other administrators. The Assistant Dean for Student Services serves as the Chief Academic Integrity Officer.
  • Serve on faculty and staff committees necessary for outreach and communication with students and student groups.
  • Supervise and train student services staff to assist with the duties and tasks above.
  • Complete any other necessary tasks and duties, not specifically listed above.


Education, Preparation, and Training

  • Juris Doctor


  • Computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook Email

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Counseling
  • MBA or MS in Business or Higher Education

Physical Demands

  • None

Computer Skills

  • MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook Email


  • None

Application Procedure

Please send a cover letter and your resume to:  The subject line of your email should read:  Assistant Dean for Student Services. 

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


April 24, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Instructor of Law Positions at St. Mary's

St. Mary’s University is excited to announce that we are continuing to grow our innovative Office of Law Success.  We have performed a comprehensive review of our program and are now in the process of expanding our course offerings and programs.  This approach includes new graded academic support courses, enhanced programming, and dramatically increased funding.

Most pertinently, we are significantly expanding our team of academic support professionals.  For the Fall 2017 semester, St. Mary’s is looking to hire multiple Instructors of Law Success.  These full-time teaching positions will provide formal instruction within a required legal skills program that is designed to stretch across the entire law school curriculum.  Additionally, Law Success Instructors will provide individual student advising, design and coordinate programming, and assist in curriculum development. 

The posting is available here:

St. Mary’s is located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, and the School of Law is devoted to the success of its students and academic support team.  We are lucky to have a friendly, collaborative environment and the opportunity to expand and innovate in our field with the complete support of the faculty and administration. 

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to reach out to Professor Zoe Niesel, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Law Success, at, or at 210-436-3987.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lecturer in Law Position at UCLA

UCLA School of Law is seeking a new Lecturer in Law who will be responsible for teaching core courses required for graduate law students who have a foreign law degrees (LL.M. degree candidates) to sit for the California, New York, or other state bar exams and for creating and implementing co-curricular programs for these students.  This is a full-time, nine-month, academic, non-tenure track appointment.  The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment will be effective July 1, 2017. 

For more information, please see:

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Director Position at Northwestern School of Law

Just posted Director of Academic and Professional Excellence (APEx) position at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  This is Northwestern's proactive professional and academic counseling position.  The full job description,  posting, and application can be found here.  The job ID is 30731.  A summary of responsibilities is as follows:

The Director, Academic & Professional Excellence is responsible for curating and directing all academic excellence programming, counseling students on their academic preparation and success, and supporting the Associate Dean of Student Services as needed.  This includes planning, coordination, project management, internal and external networking, conflict management, and teamwork within Student Services as outlined in the duties described below.

  • Implementation of all academic excellence programming in Summer, Fall, and Spring, and incorporating student and faculty feedback to most effectively, efficiently, and successfully meet the needs of Northwestern Law students. These offerings include the Summer Law Preparatory Program, Acclimating to Law School, Case Briefing, Outlining, Exam Writing, and Post-Exam Learning, as well as other periodic presentations.
  • Advise and counsel individual students on academic progress and performance, personal issues, educational decisions, and any other academic issues and objectives.  
  • Solicit, select, and supervise APEx Advisors (second and third year law students) who will support Director and counsel law students.
  • Coordinate related events with other Student Services Directors, including but not limited to orientation, journal selection, award selection, graduation, and others.  
  • Collaborate in program and policy development for Student Services.  
  • Form network alliances with key internal department partners and external partners.
  • Support Student Services and take on other assignments as delegated by the Associate Dean of Student Services.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Director and Professor of Law Position at Appalachian School of Law

Appalachian School of Law is seeking a Director of Academic Support and Bar Prep and Professor of Law. This tenure track position includes teaching 1L and upper division academic support courses, and directing the bar prep program. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience, as is the professorial rank. If interested, please forward CV to Acting Dean Sandra McGlothin (  Additional information is below.

Position Type:

Base Pay Band (not including summer stipends or professional development):
$70,000 to $79,999

Job Summary:
To coordinate and supervise the Academic Support and Bar Prep Program at Appalachian School of Law (ASL).

Start Date:
ASL is seeking to appoint a Director of Academic Support & Bar Prep Program (ASP) to begin on August 1, 2017.

Principal Responsibilities:
To work collaboratively with all the faculty to support ASL’s students academically and in preparation for their bar examinations; to teach Legal Strategies I in the fall and Legal Strategies II in the spring to first-year students (ASL’s academic-support courses); to help teach ASL’s Intro to Law Orientation for first-year students; to meet individually with first-year and second-year students who are at-risk academically and other students if requested or if recommended by a professor; to host academic support and bar prep workshops; to monitor learning outcomes; to evaluate data concerning student performance; to support students in their preparation for their bar examinations, including post-graduate support; and to track and report information regarding bar passage and assessments.

Minimum Qualifications:
A JD from an ABA accredited law school; admission to the practice of law from at least one state bar; and at least three years of experience in law school academic support or teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five to ten years of experience working in a higher-education setting in the areas of teaching, academic assistance, academic counseling or similar administrative, teaching, or practice experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse law school community, including students served by the ASP, faculty, and administrators.

Law School Description:
ASL is located in the scenic, mountainous region of southwestern Virginia. All aspects of ASL’s academic program—from the structured curriculum and the required summer externship to the community service commitment—are designed to respond to the unique needs and opportunities of a law school in this region.

Status and
Appointment Length:
Full-time, 12-months

Closing Date:
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and names of three references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to

Appalachian School of Law
Assistant Professor & Director of Academic Support & Bar Prep
1. The position advertised: _X_ a. is a tenure-track appointment. ___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. ___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. (Full Time Position) ___ 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. (One-Year Visitorship only)
___ g. is for at will employment.

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

3.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 _X_ $70,000 - $79,999 ___ $60,000 - $69,999 ___ $50,000 - $59,999 ___ $40, 000-49,999 ___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000 ___ this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

  1. The person hired will have the title of:
    ___ a. Associate Dean (including Dean of Students).
    _X_ b. Director.
    _X_ c. Professor (tenure track).
    ___ d. Professor (clinical tenure track or its equivalent).
    ___ e. Professor (neither tenure track nor clinical tenure track).
    ___ f. no title.
  2. Job responsibilities include:
    _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.
    _X_ h. teaching other law school courses (If desired and subject to curricular needs).
  3. The person hired will be present in the office and work regularly during the summer months (June – August).
    _X_ a. Yes.
    ___ b. No.
  4. The person hired is required to publish, in some form, in order to maintain employment.
    _X_ a. Yes.
    ___ b. No.

This institution is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, veteran status or political affiliation.

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Assistant Director Position at Mitchell Hamline

Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in December 2015 upon the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. It is an independent law school with a strong, visible, and enduring relationship with Hamline University. Mitchell Hamline embraces a mission of access to the legal profession by students from diverse backgrounds, and we offer the Juris Doctor degree in four programs: a full-time weekday program, a part-time evening program, a part-time weekend program, and in a unique hybrid online program.  

Reporting to the Dean of Academic Excellence, the Assistant Director will be responsible for directing the Law School’s programs and initiatives designed to enrich students’ learning experiences and help prepare students to pass the bar exam.  The Assistant Director will provide for the effective and comprehensive deliver of programs and initiatives designed to assist law students in the transition to law school, promote successful completion of their legal studies, and prepare students to pass the bar exam.  The Assistant Director will meet with and counsel students on their academic progress; develop and oversee the execution of individualized learning plans: teach classes and workshops; develop, implement and report on programs and initiatives;  provide one-on-one tutoring; recruit, train, and evaluate adjunct faculty and students involved in student-led programs; and participate in the development and implementation of events and programs that provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for law students.  

Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; admission to the bar; minimum of 1 year of legal practice or post-graduate clerkship; minimum 2 years teaching, advising, or mentoring students preferably in the area of bar preparation or academic support; strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills; ability to build rapport with students, faculty and staff; demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment; and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social learning platforms.  Some evening and weekend work necessary based on program and student needs.  

To apply please send cover letter and resume, salary requirements and three professional references by e-mail to; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.  

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Director of Bar Support at Minnesota Law

The full position description is here: Download Director of Bar Support.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Berkeley Director of L.L.M. Writing and Academic Support

Berkeley Law is seeking a Director of LL.M. Writing and Academic Support.

The Director will be responsible for developing the curriculum for Berkeley Law's LL.M. legal research and writing (LRW) programs, for teaching two sections of LRW and a two-unit course of general interest to LL.M.s, and for developing and administering an academic support program for LL.M. students.

The position is anticipated to begin May 15, 2017, and is open until filled. The position is half-time with benefits. For details on the position, including required qualifications and application materials, and information about how to apply, please visit
If you have questions about the position, please contact

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Director of Academic Success/Asst. Professor Position at UNLV

*Revised* Director of the Academic Success Program, Assistant Professor in Residence [17131]

Las Vegas, NV
  • Faculty - Law and Legal Studies
  • Admin - Admissions and Enrollment
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Announcement Number:

The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of the Academic Success Program, Assistant Professor in Residence (Search Number 17131).

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:

The Director is responsible for all Academic Success Program (ASP) programming and initiatives in support of Boyd's 400 full-time, part-time day, and part-time evening students. The Director works closely with law faculty and administration to develop and implement programs to support student achievement in law school and to help students pass the bar exam and succeed in their professional lives. The Director interacts with students in formal and informal classes, conducting workshops and outreach on essential law school skills and bar exam preparation, and meets individually with students seeking to improve their academic performance and to develop strategies for bar exam study and success. The Director is expected to identify students who are likely to benefit from ASP resources and encourage their participation in ASP programming. The Director plays a prominent role in new student orientation, introducing students to legal reasoning and analysis, task and time management, and the services provided by ASP.

The Director is expected to be familiar with national bar exam standards and trends in bar exam assessment. He or she serves as the law school's authority on the Nevada bar examination, its content, and trends in that content. He or she works directly with students individually and in groups on bar preparation and with the law school faculty and administration on analysis of bar examination results and strategies for maximizing bar passage for Boyd graduates.

The Director supervises an Assistant Director and upper-class student mentors and directs their deployment in meeting ASP objectives. The faculty expects that the Director will be a resource for its members to increase teaching effectiveness. Given the nature of the position's responsibilities and the composition of the student body, the Director will be required to work evening and weekend hours as necessary.

This is an academic faculty position that offers opportunity for employment security through a long-term contract, as well as the potential for doctrinal course teaching assignment.

The Boyd School of Law, the only law school in Nevada, is a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff who work together collegially and respectfully to maximize the potential of its students and to help the law school fulfill its aspirations. We welcome applications from those who wish to participate in this sort of community, and we strongly encourage women and people of color to apply. For more information on the Boyd School of Law, see our website Please contact Associate Dean Frank D. Durand at (702) 895-1240 if you have questions about the position.

A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school is required, together with membership in a state bar and successful completion of a state bar examination. The successful candidate will have significant law school professional experience, preferably in the context of a law school academic success program, a record of strong academic performance in law school, and experience in teaching or instruction. Also required are excellent project management skills, strong organizational skills with attention to detail, the ability to carry out responsibilities with a minimum of supervision, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong service commitment.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on March 1, 2017. Materials should be addressed to Associate Dean Frank D. Durand, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or


Application Information

Human Resources
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Online App. Form:
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation Position at U of South Dakota

Position Description – Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Title: Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation

Job Description:

The University of South Dakota School of Law anticipates an opening for a Director of Academic Support and Bar Preparation. This is a brand new position at the law school, and the new Director will have an exciting opportunity to play a substantial role in designing the program. This will be a twelve-month appointment, and the Director will hold the faculty title of Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer, dependent on qualifications. In addition, the successful candidate will report directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  The duties of the Director will include: (1) developing and implementing academic support programming for first and second year students, particularly at-risk students; (2) developing and implementing bar exam preparation programming for third year students; (3) working in collaboration with faculty and staff; (4) collecting data related to academic success and bar passage rates; (5) drafting reports, as necessary, regarding student performance; (6) counseling students regarding academic performance; (7) advising and assisting students in the bar application process; (8) providing assistance for repeat bar-examinees; and (9) performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a JD and be admitted to a Bar in a US jurisdiction. He or she must also have excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate should also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) The ideal candidate would have at least one year of teaching experience acquired in an academic support program at an ABA-accredited school. (2) Prior experience in educational analytics or a BS or MS in education is valuable, though none of those qualifications is required. (3) One year of experience in the private or governmental practice of law is preferred.

Vermillion is a small, charming community in southeast South Dakota that can boast a low cost of living, a friendly atmosphere, proximity to natural beauty, and a safe environment. In addition, we are located only one hour away from Sioux Falls, which is the largest metropolitan area in the state, and are only two hours away from Omaha, Nebraska. Finally, we are the flagship institution in the state of South Dakota, as well as the only law school serving the state.  

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota.  Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA.

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site:  . For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references.  Inquiries about the position or the use of the website may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email; or telephone 605-677-5393. Review of applications begins 3/21/2017 and the position is open until filled.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law Position at U of Denver

Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law, Academic Achievement - Sturm College of Law

Job Description

Founded in 1892, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) is a nationally recognized leader in experiential legal education featuring top-20 programs in legal writing, clinical training, trial advocacy, tax law, and other fields. Located in one of the nations most dynamic and beautiful cities, Denver Law has a long-standing tradition of innovation in legal education and a commitment to producing ethical, skilled, and professionally aware lawyers through a variety of teaching approaches, including its innovative Academic Achievement and Bar Success Programs.

Position Summary

Denver Law is hiring for a full-time, 12-month faculty position to teach in its Academic Achievement Program. Key responsibilities for the position include: teaching foundational academic skills to first-year students in both classroom and workshop settings; counseling students regarding their academic performance; providing writing support for students across a range of academic settings; teaching upper-level classes in legal analysis; teaching a course in the Bar Success Program and working individually with students preparing for the bar examination; supervising student assistants; and providing additional services (in collaboration with other faculty and staff colleagues) to enhance the academic success of students. The initial term is one academic year with the possibility of renewal based on job performance and pedagogical needs.

Required Qualifications

Assistant Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two years of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience.

Associate Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of five years of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience.

Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of seven years of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience.

Additional requirements include:

  • Outstanding academic record.
  • Relevant legal practice experience.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in law teaching.
  • Expertise in legal research, analysis, reasoning and communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a dedicated team of faculty and staff colleagues.
  • Commitment to working effectively with individuals from historically underrepresented populations.
  • Demonstrated potential for outstanding pedagogical achievement and national recognition in the field.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Inquiries about this position may can be made to Viva Moffat, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at   

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae 

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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March 7, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at UDC - DCSL


UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications to fill the tenure-track position of Director of Academic Support.  We will consider exceptionally talented applicants at either the assistant or associate professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement.  The position will begin in July, 2017.

We are looking for an experienced academic success professional who is familiar with the best practices in the field and interested in designing a state-of-the-art academic success program suitable for our mission. The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, and represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics.  UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  UDC is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university.  UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: Top 10 in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News and World Report, 2017); 2nd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2016); 2nd most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2016); 2nd best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2016); and the #1 Ranked law school in National Jurist Magazine’s “Schools with the most community service hours per student” (2017).  UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.

The salary range for the position is $97,513 - $122,004, depending upon appointed rank.

Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by March 20, 2017 for complete consideration. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume.  Contact:  Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 52, Room 470, Washington, D.C. 20008.

March 4, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Director of Academic Success Position at U of Buffalo

Position Summary:

The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program is designed to provide students with support through every stage of the academic program. Thus, the Director will work closely with the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Vice Dean for Student Affairs, and the faculty to develop small and large group classes and programs designed to enable students to be successful in law school and on the bar exam. Specifically, it is anticipated that the Director will oversee the development and operation of a writing center, manage an individualized academic counseling program, and assist students and alumni as they prepare for the New York State Bar Exam. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants must have earned a J.D. at an accredited law school and been admitted to practice in at least one state. Applicants should also possess an academic and/or practice history demonstrating strong analytical, verbal, and legal research and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Given the critical role that the Director serves in the academic program at the law school, it is expected that the successful candidate will also possess some or all of the following:

  • Prior experience managing or providing individualized academic support services in a law school setting.
  • Teaching experience in a bar preparation or academic support program, a legal research and writing program, and/or in any other capacity requiring an emphasis on analyzing and applying the law.
  • Familiarity with the subjects covered by the Uniform Bar Exam.
  • A demonstrated ability to assist students with a diverse array of identified needs, including students for whom English is a Second Language (ESL), students with learning disabilities, and students with disparate learning styles. 
  • A history of working in a collaborative team setting, with a preference for those who have done so in connection with the development and implementation of an academic support program or in a similar academic setting.

Application Process:

                Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, contact information for at least three references, and teaching evaluations, if available, to S. Todd Brown, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, at  The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. All applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

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

Associate Director of Bar Support Position at Roger Williams

Associate Director of Bar Support
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Department: School of Law
Locations: Bristol, RI
Posted: Feb 10, '17
Type: Full-time Regular
Ref. No.: 109814
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About Roger Williams University:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Associate Director of Bar Support's primary objective will be to enhance the bar passage rates at the law school through developing, implementing, directing, and evaluating a comprehensive bar examination program, including teaching the for-credit Applied Legal Reasoning course.  The Associate Director will work in the Academic Success Program and will assist the Director of Academic Success to incorporate best practices in preparing students for the bar and in academic advising.

Bar Exam Material Review and Preparation
Teach Applied Legal Reasoning (ALR) course each semester as arranged by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, in multiple sections as appropriate. The primary focus of the course should be the Multi-state Bar Exam (MBE), but there should also be instruction and coverage of the Multi-state Performance Test (MPT) and the Multi-state Essay Exam (MEE) and other skills necessary for first time bar success. Course should include feedback and evaluation of course performance to strengthen content knowledge and analytical and writing skills needed for bar success. The Associate Director will work with the Director of Academic Success to incorporate best practices in teaching into the bar prep program and will incorporate instruction by distance learning into the bar prep program.

Provide support to graduates during bar preparation leading up to the bar.

Provide remedial instruction and support for students who fail to earn a passing grade in ALR for the purpose of improving performance on the MBE and providing a way for students to obtain academic credit for the course, if appropriate.

Design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive workshop series for all law students on topics related to the bar. Workshop series should include, at minimum, the following topics: early considerations for first and second year students, preparing for the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), overview of the application process, and workshops on the MBE, MPT, and MEE.

Student Counseling and Guidance
Meet individually with all third year students to review important information on the bar exam. These mandatory "Bar Information Meetings" are to provide individual counseling and advice for students on the steps they should follow to ensure first-time bar success and to advise students regarding the bar exam application process and choice of jurisdiction. In collaboration with the Director of Academic Success, provide academic advising sessions to first and second-year students, as well as open door advising sessions before course registration.

Serve as academic advisor for students identified most likely to fail the bar exam. As academic advisor, review and approve course registration each semester for adequate coverage of bar courses and provide other academic support, in conjunction with the Director of Academic Success and the Writing Specialist, to improve analytical and writing skills necessary to pass the bar exam.

Work individually or in a group setting with graduates who were unsuccessful on the bar exam to provide coaching and guidance as they prepare to retake the bar exam.

Analyze bar exam results, including analysis by law school performance and admissions criteria (LSAT and undergraduate GPA) and provide regular reports to the faculty and senior staff.

Maintain the law school's website on the bar exam and Character & Fitness process in accordance with best practices and ABA requirement Standards 504 & 509.

Bar Exam Liaison
Advise the faculty and administration regarding any bar preparation matters and work with faculty on the integration of bar exam topics and material, including assessments, in select courses.

Oversee the ABA reporting of bar exam data in consultation with the Registrar and Associate Dean.

Attend regional and national Academic Support Conferences.

Serve as the primary contact for the School of Law with commercial bar course vendors and bar examiners to obtain results, monitor changes to the exam, and arrange for meetings as appropriate.

Provide information to students and administrators about the bar exam, including the application process, and organize sessions with bar examiners where possible. 


J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and strong academic credentials and admission to the practice of law.

Three years of relevant experience, either in the law school academic support field or teaching bar exam skills.  

Proven teaching, interpersonal and counseling skills including class preparation, classroom teaching and working with individual students.

Adept at developing, marketing and delivering a bar preparation program.

Commitment to diversity and supporting a diverse student population.  Willingness to work with students with a range of disabilities.

Proficient in compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis.

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit:

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.  

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Position at McGeorge Law University of the Pacific

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

San Francisco Applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Union Level  
Department Student Services
Campus Sacramento
Posting Number 201300975P
Full or Part Time Full Time
Number of Months  
Work Schedule  
Position End Date  
Open Date  
Close Date 03/13/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants  

Position Summary Information

Primary Purpose

The Assistant Dean is responsible for counseling and advising law students about classes, academic programs, and stress and time management. The Assistant Dean also oversees disciplinary matters, student policies, student government, student organizations and events, and supports the academic and community life of students to enhance retention. In addition, the Assistant Dean supervises examinations, accommodated examinations, wellness programs, special projects and programs, and disabled student services. The Assistant Dean serves on appropriate faculty committees. The Assistant Dean is responsible for the operations of the Student Affairs and Registrars offices, including supervision of staff, day to day office operations, and the operations budget.

Essential Functions

1. Directly supervise the operations of the Student Affairs and Registrars office. This includes supervision of professional and support staffs, day-to-day office operations, and the operations budget. Set performance expectations and customer service standards for each office and annually monitor and evaluate office functions against those standards.

2. Oversee and/or provide academic counseling services to J.D. and LL.M. students . Make referrals to other University student services as appropriate.

3. Process student requests for withdrawals, leave of absences, accommodations, requests to attend summer and other programs at other ABA schools, request for transfer, add/drop classes, switch divisions, letters of good standing, and letters to State Bar re: moral character and other registration information. Provides students with registration information through email and informational sessions.

4. Oversee the delivery of services including in-class and exam accommodations to all disabled students under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and pursuant to establish University policies and procedures.

5. Handles all faculty and staff requests for information regarding academic statistics (academic disqualification, academic probation, division switches). Handle all FERPA issues regarding information maintained by Registrar.

6. Handle all matters which come before the Grading and Advancement Committee and the Graduate Studies Committee. Prepare student petition files, attend all Committee meetings and provides academic background to Committee, prepare and disseminate all decision letters.

7. Provide assistance to the Associate Dean including issues surrounding the preparation of the academic schedule, class size and classroom changes, exam scheduling, and requests to audit classes.

8. Assess the University’s student-oriented business processes, policies, practices and procedures to minimize risk and ensure compliance.

9. Assist student organizations with planning and implementation of projects; provide guidance on availability and procedures for obtaining funds including coordination efforts with Advancement. Serve as liaison between the student body, faculty, and administration on matters affecting students; act as an advocate for students as appropriate; oversee student disciplinary processes.

10. Oversee the scheduling and administering of examinations and provide accommodated exams.

11. Oversee wellness programs and manage the student insurance program.

12. Designated Campus Security Authority.

13. Serve on various campus committees and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate degree.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

• Education and Experience:
Experience or educational degree in psychology, counseling, or a related field would be beneficial. A minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience in a law practice or higher education is required.

• Communication & Reasoning:
Exceptional verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Excellent collaboration and negotiation skills, including the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff. Demonstrated success in program management and leadership skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse population; and function independently in making decisions and completing projects with limited supervision. Function effectively as a team player as well as works independently, set priorities and meet deadlines. Work with sensitive matters and records, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to form and maintain positive and collaborative professional relationships with colleagues and with other departments and academic units.

• Computer Skills & Technical Skills:
Candidates must have intermediate skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Banner or other database programs desirable.

Physical Requirements

• Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some lifting of materials (20 lbs or less)
• Bending, stretching, reaching required
• Sitting for long periods of time

• Work Environment:
Fast paced office with many competing demands. Travel up to 15%. Evening and weekend work often required.

Hiring Range  
Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document


February 18, 2017 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)