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Monday, January 28, 2013

Academic Success Director Position at University of Kentucky

Academic Success Director

University of Kentucky 

The University of Kentucky College of Law seeks an experienced professional for the position of Academic Success Director. The College of Law is a self-contained academic unit of a flagship land grant university. The College of Law is a medium-sized law school, with just over 400 full-time students and approximately 30 full-time faculty members. The College of Law is large enough to have a diverse and interesting curriculum, yet small enough to foster friendly relationships among students, faculty and administrators. 

The Academic Success Director oversees all aspects of operations of an academic success program at the College of Law. The Director plans the Academic Success Pre-Orientation Legal Reasoning Program. In addition, the director teaches regular Academic Success workshops during fall and spring semesters, including reading cases, briefing cases, study strategies, outlining, writing tips, exam strategies and practice exams. The position is also required to interact with other Academic Success professionals and contribute to academic success conversations and conferences on a national level. This position will develop and oversee an Academic Support Mentor program.

The Director will work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, faculty and registrar to identify at-risk students nearing graduation and intervene by contacting and counseling. S/he will prepare, staff and conduct bar preparation support sessions, specifically inviting at-risk students but open to all students. In addition, s/he will conduct surveys and interviews with UK COL graduates regarding the preparedness for the Kentucky Bar Exam. The Director will continue to enhance the UK COL Bar Exam support program, including monitoring bar support programs at other schools and selecting bar support activities for UK COL.

The Director will teach one section of first-year legal writing, including creating lesson plans and materials, commenting extensively on student papers, and conducting individual student conferences; hold weekly office hours during each semester; conduct student oral arguments. The Director will collaborate with a legal research liaison, a library faculty member who teaches the legal research component of the first-year Legal Research & Writing course. 

A Juris Doctorate degree is required for this position along with 4 years of paid, full-time professional level employment in education, legal writing, client relations and/or law. The qualified applicant will also possess excellent presentation, leadership, analysis, and organizational skills; and exercise good judgment along with creative solutions. Experience teaching in higher education and knowledge of adult learning theory is preferred in this role. 

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work! Apply online today for requisition #SM544612 at: Deadline to apply: 02/20/2013. For any questions you may contact HR/Employment via phone at 859.257.9555 (option 2) or email Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for certain positions must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. 

January 28, 2013 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Project Manager/Research Faculty Position with LSSSE at Indiana University

If you are research oriented and support the efforts of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement, this might be the perfect job for you.  Although within the School of Education, the position announcement is looking for a J.D. with law school experience.  Review of applications starts today.  Check it out at: Project Manager LSSSE.




January 28, 2013 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Asst. Dean of Student Success position at Charlotte Law

Assistant Dean position open at Charlotte School of Law


Charlotte School of Law is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Dean of Student Success.  The Assistant Dean position oversees the management of Charlotte Law’s Academic Success and Bar Preparation functions.  The position carries faculty status with eligibility for long-term renewable contracts.  Visit their website ( and click the “Join Our Team” link at the top of the page for official details and how to apply.


Professor Christopher Woodyard is currently serving in the position on an interim basis and will be happy to discuss the role/team with interested individuals.  You can email him directly at

January 24, 2013 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Academic Success Counselor Position at Valparaiso

Valparaiso University Law School is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Academic Success Counselor.  Those interested may contact Bethany Lesniewski, Director of Academic Success, with any questions regarding this position, but should apply formally through the Human Resources website:  


Please see below for the position description or click the link to the job posting:


Valparaiso University Law School


Valparaiso University Law School invites applicants for the position of Academic Success Counselor.  


Valparaiso University Law School is located in Northwest Indiana and is part of a residential community with excellent public schools and other resources.  It is approximately ten miles from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as well as one hour from downtown Chicago.


The law school is an integral part of Valparaiso University, a Lutheran affiliated institution founded in 1859 and known for its outstanding liberal arts education and professional programs.  For more information about Valparaiso University Law School, see


Valparaiso University Law School is looking for an Academic Success Counselor.  The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, teaching academic study skills to currently enrolled Valparaiso University law students, counseling students on academic and bar exam success skills and attorney licensing requirements, and advising graduates studying for the bar examination.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists in counseling and advising new students, students on academic probation, students "at risk", and any other student seeking to improve academic performance and/or other academic issues including course scheduling social influences, etc.
  • Prepares and presents academic success workshops for 1L students during the fall and spring semesters. Assists in planning and executing new student orientation.
  • Develops lesson plans and teaches the Legal Method course for 1L students on academic probation.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Academic Success, directs the Dean's Fellow's program. Recruits, trains, and supervises the Dean's fellows. Evaluates the success of the program through student evaluations and other means.
  • Assists students in reviewing answers to practice exams and provides advice regarding exam strategy, including bar exam essays and strategies.
  • Tracks the academic progress of "at risk" students on academic probation. Assists the Director in maintaining the Academic Success website.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by the Director of Academic Success.


Please upload cover letter, resume and professional references when applying for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to:

Bethany Lesniewski, Director of Academic Success

School of Law
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN  46383

Employment will require a background check.


Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.

Required Experience


  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school with a strong academic record is required.
  • Have at least one (1) year of academic experience in either law school teaching, counseling, or bar exam tutoring is preferred.
  • Must be a member of a state bar who has successfully completed a bar examination.
  • Strong academic and professional qualifications, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, staff, law school affiliates and guests.
  • Ability to use initiative and independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Ability to handle and keep confidential a variety of different student questions and concerns.

Job Location

Valparaiso, Indiana, United States

Position Type



January 23, 2013 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Director Position at UNH

University of New Hampshire School of Law

Director of Academic Success

The University of New Hampshire School of Law, located in Concord, New Hampshire, seeks a Director of Academic Success.

Working collaboratively with the law school community, the Director will focus the Academic Success program on the skills critical to being a lawyer, succeeding in law school, and passing the bar exam. These skills include the analytical ability to understand and organize the law, apply it to facts, make arguments where appropriate, and communicate effectively. In addition, the program will also address non-analytical skills such as time and stress management, motivation, responsibility, self-direction, among others, necessary for students to succeed in law practice, law school and on the bar exam. The Director will effectively design and prioritize academic success efforts to maximize student performance in these areas. A complete job description, with required education, experience, skills and characteristics is available at:

UNH Law, an affiliated school of the University of New Hampshire, is internationally renowned for its intellectual property program. The school’s unique Daniel Webster Scholar Honors program is a pioneer in practice-based education. The Social Justice Institute offers a wide range of clinics, externships and practice-based curricular opportunities. Concord, the capitol of New Hampshire, is home to the state’s legislature, state offices and local, state and federal courts. Just over an hour’s drive from Boston, Massachusetts, the ocean, and the majestic White Mountains, Concord offers good schools, high quality of life, and a variety of affordable housing options. Salary for the position will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Professor Margaret Sova McCabe, Chair of the Academic Success Director National Search Committee, via e-mail to Submissions are due by February 11, 2013.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Position at LSU

Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation

The LSU Law Center is a top 100 ranked law school located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school draws its students from Louisiana and throughout the United States and has a strong tradition of academic excellence dating from its founding more than a century ago. LSU Law is the only law school in the United States at which all graduates receive a dual degree that reflects the mixed civil and common law tradition of Louisiana and the preparation of LSU Law students for practice or service in the global, national, and state arenas.

The Director will support the mission and vision of the law school by monitoring student learning outcomes, academic performance, and academic success activities; working with students individually and in group settings to teach and enhance the analytical, writing, and other academic and related skills necessary for law-school and professional success; managing all bar preparation and evaluation activities; and participating in other activities related to student success and retention. The Director will have the opportunity to play a major role in designing, developing, implementing, and managing an academic success and bar preparation program reflecting the best practices in the field. In so doing, he or she will be expected to rely on both innovative and established practices in academic success. The Director will be expected to both work collaboratively with the faculty and administration of the Law Center and exercise initiative and judgment in the creation of new programming, drawing on both past experience and careful analysis of the Law School’s particular needs. Specifically, the Director will be charged with:

  • Designing, developing, implementing, and conducting academic-success workshops and programs, including instruction for refining students’ analytical, learning, and time management skills, as well as guidance in case briefing, note taking, outlining, exam preparation and exam taking;
  • Identifying students for possible inclusion in the Law Center’s academic success programs and communicating with students who could benefit from academic success services; tracking and evaluating the academic progress of those students being served; and evaluating and prioritizing student requests and referrals for tutoring;
  • Providing individual and small-group educational counseling and tutoring to students in need of academic support, including assisting students with basic writing and analytical skills through regular written diagnostic and corrective feedback;
  • Working in coordination with the faculty and administration to design, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and improve the academic success program;
  • Coordinating and supervising an effective, high-quality peer tutoring or student teaching fellow program, including designing appropriate student-led sessions and recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating the participating upper class students;
  • Designing and coordinating a program of academic advising for all students, including counseling on academic policies, upper class course selection, the intersection of academic and career planning, and related personal and academic development issues;
  • Assisting in the collection and evaluation of data to help assess the effectiveness of the academic success program; reporting on all programs and services; and critically evaluating all available programs and initiatives to assist in determining which should be continued or expanded and which should be discontinued or modified;
  • Assisting in developing and overseeing a budget for academic success and success programs;
  • Participating in the greater academic success professional community in order to stay apprised of best practices through regular attendance at conferences, participation in relevant listservs and blogs, and study of relevant books and other resources;
  • Assisting in implementing and teaching programs of academic success related to bar-exam preparation;
  • Analyzing bar exam results and providing regular reports concerning results;
  • Providing bar-related information to faculty members regarding topics tested and recent bar exam questions in the faculty member’s area of teaching; and
  • Other duties related to academic support, success, retention and bar preparation as assigned by the Chancellor.


The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of academic success in legal education and have the requisite knowledge to design and implement legal academic success and bar preparation programs. The successful candidate will –

  • Be able to work with multiple, diverse constituencies, including students, faculty and administration;
  • Have superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as either demonstrated or potential teaching skills;
  • Have the ability to encourage self-improvement by students from diverse backgrounds by counseling and critiquing in a professional, rigorous, respectful, and supportive environment;
  • Think imaginatively, critically, and collaboratively about how to improve and measure law student academic development;
  • Have an understanding of and strong interest in developments in legal pedagogy in order to assist in designing, implementing, and managing programs that will promote law student academic development;
  • Have a strong commitment to student confidentiality and privacy;
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail;
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and related deadlines; and
  • Have a commitment to maintaining and enhancing the academic strength and cultural diversity of the Law Center community


  • A strong academic record that demonstrates potential for leading a successful law school academic support and success program;
  • A J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA-approved law school, with admission to a state bar in the United States;
  • Substantial relevant legal experience, with a focus on legal analysis and writing (including a combination of public or private law practice, judicial clerkship, teaching or academic success delivery experience in an ABA-approved law school, or providing writing instruction in a law firm or an ABA-approved law school); and
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal education (which may include experience in teaching legal writing and analysis, academic success, other law school teaching or law school administration).


  • Experience in an ABA-approved law school’s academic success program; and
  • Additional experience or an advanced degree in psychology, counseling or secondary or post-secondary education.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and three references to (position number 027846). The Law Center will begin reviewing applications on December 18, 2012, and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Lee Ann Lockridge at or 225-578-8689.

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer

December 6, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Academic Success/Bar Prep Position at Wayne State

Wayne State University School of Law is looking for a Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation.  The link to the job ad can be found below (Academic Advisor II Dean's Office School of Law).

Wayne State University Law School

Posting 039085

Applications are online through the university employment website.  

The Academic Advisor II is committed to student achievement and will be primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support Wayne Law's goals of improving students' academic success and success on the bar examination.

Coordinate Bar Preparation Program

* Develop a comprehensive array of bar preparation services for J.D. students at Wayne Law

 * Teach (or co-teach) a series of bar examination workshops for third-year students

 * Counsel students who are preparing to sit for the bar examination and help them develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam

 * Provide analysis and feedback to help students improve their examination writing and test-taking skills

 * Provide individual counseling and review essays etc. for repeat bar takers

 * Develop and run programming related to the bar application process and the bar examination, with an emphasis on Michigan and the Multistate Bar Examination  Coordinate Academic Success Program

 * Design and implement an academic success and support program, including individualized assistance, with an emphasis on developing skills that will assist law students in improving academic performance

 * Coordinate and conduct ASP workshops for first-year students on topics such as time management, effective note-taking, outlining and examination preparation

 * Conduct group and individual counseling sessions, and develop individualized remediation and referral programs for law students at all levels who are in need of academic support, including students on probation

 * Provide learning assessments to address basic grammar and (non-legal) standard English writing skills, conduct appropriate workshops and/or provide referrals to appropriate resources to support fundamental writing skills, all in support of the Practice Skills curriculum being taught by the legal writing faculty as well as other courses taught by various faculty

 * Develop a student academic mentor program and provide training, facilitation and supervision for the student mentors

 * Gather, compile, and report statistical data regarding student participation in, and impact on student performance of, the various ASP offerings

 * Serve on Wayne Law and University committees, as assigned

 * Undertake other duties related to academic support, success, retention and bar preparation as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students  

Unique Duties / Qualifications

  * J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be admitted to the practice of law in at least one jurisdiction and possess strong academic credentials

 * Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse Wayne Law community, including students served by the ASP, faculty members and Wayne Law administration

 * Must be able to work independently in a highly organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, fast-paced environment  

Preferred Qualifications

* At least three years' experience working in a law school, teaching legal writing or other classroom teaching, or in academic assistance or academic counseling

* A law school GPA of 3.0 or higher

* Ability to manage a variety of projects while ensuring appropriate tracking, quality control, follow-up and multiple deadlines are met

* Strong organizational and time-management skills

* Availability to work at evening and weekend ASP programs, as required

* Experience with diverse student populations: ethnic, gender, age, economic level, etc.

* Ability to work effectively with students of varying levels of academic preparedness  

November 6, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Associate Dean of Student Services Position in Hawaii

Associate Dean of Student Services at the William S. Richardson School of Law

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Associate Dean of Student Services provides leadership and manages all major matters involving student services at the Law School including, but not limited to, student advising and counseling, professional development/career services, student records, registration, and issues of student conduct and safety. The Associate Dean is a member of the senior management team, provides a direct link between students and the faculty and administration, collaborates closely with admissions and financial aid staff, and has possible teaching opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree.
  2. Strong counseling skills.
  3. Progressively responsible administrative experience in a law school or other professional school involving student services administration, or equivalent.
  4. Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of higher education program administration.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Extensive relevant experience, preferably at least six years in an academic setting or with academic programs.
  2. Knowledge of personal computers and job related software programs.
  3. Knowledge of the legal profession and professional school accreditation.
  4. Knowledge of law school administration.
  5. Indicia of potential for leadership and creativity in legal education.
  6. Bar passage.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least three professional references and résumé.

Electronic submissions to: James Pietsch, Professor of Law preferred. 

Address:  William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: James Pietsch; 808-956-6785;

October 25, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, October 15, 2012


The University of Texas School of Law invites applicants for the position of Assistant Dean For Student Affairs.  The Assistant Dean is responsible for supervising the administrative office that oversees the academic experience of students at UT Law School.  Specific functions of the Student Affairs Office include administering University and Law School rules and regulations, maintaining student records, implementing a course registration process, and advising students on course selection and other academic matters.   The Assistant Dean is responsible for supervising the student discipline process of the University, implementing accommodations for disabilities, managing all law student organizations, facilitating students applications to state bar authorities, and producing the UT Law Graduation, also known as the Sunflower Ceremony.  The position requires a highly motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal skills for working with students, faculty, and administrators.  The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs must be involved in maintaining high standards in student life and academic counseling.  There is a strong preference for candidates with a J.D. and five years of experience working in higher education with student programs.

More information is available at

UT Law School has long been recognized as one of the top institutions for legal education in the United States.  Approximately, seventy-five tenured and tenure track faculty and thirty clinical faculty teach over 1200 students in the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws programs each year.  In terms of both scholarly distinction and success in the classroom, UT Law School has long had one of the most outstanding faculties in the nation.  Over 23,000 living graduates are involved in industry, business, government service, elective office, judicial office, and the practice of law throughout the United States and the world.  For more information about UT Law School, please visit   

Austin, Texas is a vibrant community within Central Texas.  Home to the State Capital, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Museum, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and four Fortune 500 Corporations, it is the fourteenth largest city in the United States with over 800,000 residents.  Austin often is mentioned in discussions of this country’s most livable cities because of its diverse culture and its rolling hills that are surrounded by lakes. 

October 15, 2012 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

U Mass Assistant/Associate/Professor - Director of Academic Success Position



Director of Academic Success Position 

The law school seeks a tenured or tenure track faculty member who will be the Director of Academic Success and teach one required non-academic support course each year.  Doctrinal needs include Contracts, Property, and Civil Procedure.  In addition, the Director of Academic Success will supervise academic support professionals, teach in the academic support program, and direct the provision of a full range of academic support services, from a pre-law preparation program, through a robust law school support program, culminating in a bar prep support program for graduates.  It will be expected that this faculty member will regularly work during the summer months. 

UMass School of Law - Dartmouth’s mission centers on public service and the school is committed to the principles of Best Practices. The School seeks to prepare students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner while serving the community.  The School offers a robust legal education program which includes traditional courses as well as clinical programs, both in-house and off campus, and a field placement program utilizing experienced practitioners.   Students are required to take 6 practice-oriented courses and to provide 30 hours of pro bono legal assistance to graduate. 

The successful candidate must have teaching experience and have practiced law in either the private or public arena, will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching bar exam support programs, will have experience working with non-traditional students and students from communities underrepresented in the profession, and should demonstrate abilities in institutional research, assessment and outcomes reporting.  Candidates must possess a J.D., must be a member in good standing of a state’s bar, must demonstrate a record of outstanding achievement in a law practice and/or law teaching , and must demonstrate a potential for excellence as a teacher and scholar.  Applicants with a background in education, public interest/government practice experience or community-based small firm practice are encouraged to apply. 

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

The Faculty Appointments Committee will be attending the AALS Recruitment Conference in Washington, DC, October 11-13, 2012.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and a current resume to Professor Frances Howell Rudko, Faculty Appointments Committee, (, University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts  02747.  Local candidates who cannot attend the AALS Conference can be scheduled for on campus screening interviews following the Conference.  Please indicate your preference in your letter of application. 

The University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth is an EEO-AA Employer.

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

See full job description at

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

University of Arkansas Little Rock Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Position




The UALR Bowen School of Law is seeking an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. The Assistant Dean is in charge of all aspects of the law school academic counseling, academic success, and bar passage programs. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This is a twelve-month renewable position and the start date is negotiable. 

Candidates should have a J.D. from an accredited law school. Administrative experience, teaching experience, academic counseling, and an educational background are helpful. The successful candidate will be outgoing, will be able to work with diverse groups of people, and will have excellent teaching, writing and verbal skills. 

The UALR Bowen School of Law, established in 1975, has approximately 440 full and part-time students and boasts innovative academic partnerships with UAMS, the Clinton School for Public Service, and the Boozman College of Public Health.  The school’s alumni include federal and state judges, elected officials, business leaders, corporate counsel, partners of major law firms, and dedicated public servants.  The school, located next to MacArthur Park, enjoys strong support from its students, alumni, and the legal community. 

To apply, submit a letter of application (reference R97577), resume and references to:  Patti Bell, Administrative Projects Coordinator, Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.  Electronic submissions are preferred; e-mail with R97577 in the subject line or fax to 501.324.9433. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information visit or


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and person with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

October 9, 2012 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, October 5, 2012

University of Memphis Law School Assistant Dean Position

The University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites applications for the Assistant Dean for Law School Student Affairs.  The Assistant Dean for Law School Student Affairs is the primary person responsible for assisting students and student organizations with law school needs while in law school.  The law school is looking for a professional who can assist in redesigning and directing our Academic Success program.  The school is particularly interested in applicants with teaching or advising experience.  

The Law School celebrates its 50th anniversary as a public law school and second anniversary in its new building, the newly restored U.S. Customs House in downtown Memphis.  A $48 million project, the structure offers a magnificent work setting and striking views of the Mississippi River.  We look forward to bolstering our current outstanding staff with a staff member committed to excellence in the law school setting.  

Memphis is a beautiful and diverse city with low real estate prices and an excellent quality of life. The city is known for its friendly atmosphere, revitalized downtown, and attractions such as Graceland, Beale Street, Opera Memphis, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Zoo, NBA Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers basketball team, National Civil Rights Museum, and nationally recognized theatre companies.  

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.   

Please apply at prior to October 15, 2012.  Email any questions to

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Director Opening at University of District Columbia David A Clarke School of Law

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, 2013. 

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, 2012); 3rd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2012); 5th most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2012); 4th best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2012); and Top 20 most innovative law school (PreLaw Magazine, 2012). UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women. 

The salary range for Associate Professor is $92,000 to $138,000. The salary range for Assistant Professor is $73,533 to $110,300. 

Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by October 31, 2012 for complete consideration. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume.  Contact:  Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Building 52, Room 315A, Washington, D.C. 20008.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Suffolk Law ASP Position




SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Academic Support beginning in the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year or the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year.  Assistant Professors in the Academic Support Program (ASP) are responsible for assisting incoming students as they acclimate to the rigors of law school by teaching skills such as case briefing, course outlining, and legal synthesis.  In addition, ASP Professors work with upper-division students in order to enhance their study skills and analytical abilities.  Candidates must be available to teach both day and evening-division students, and are required to work with students both in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis.  We welcome applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to academic support, and particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.  Academic support or law school teaching experience is strongly preferred.  Interested candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.  Interested applicants should address a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to:  Chair, LPS and ASP Committee, at  Alternatively, applicants may address their materials to the Chair and send them to our administrative assistant at the following address: Suffolk University Law School, ATTN: Patti Miceli, LPS Department, 120 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts 02108.  The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in October of 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer.

October 3, 2012 in Job Descriptions, Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Job Opening at Elon School of Law

Director of Academic Support & Bar Preparation 

General Purpose of Position

The Director will support the overall academic mission of the law school by developing and implementing an academic support program that encourages a high level of academic performance for all students. The Director will work with the assistant dean of student affairs, in addition to the faculty and other departments, to design a comprehensive academic support program for all students. The director will have the ability to think creatively and critically to design and implement programs that are responsive to the school’s goals. In addition, the director is also responsible for maintaining statistical data and providing reports to faculty and administration regarding the academic support program, as well as bar passage.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• The Director will design and implement an academic support curriculum, including workshops and programs. The curriculum will include an emphasis on developing analytical skills, writing skills, time management skills, and other skills that will assist law students in achieving a high level of academic performance for all first year students.

• The Director will identify students from the second and third year class for inclusion in additional academic support programs and develop strategies to effectively communicate with students about the benefits of participating in the program.

• The Director will be responsible for assessing the academic support program and making periodic reports to the administration and faculty on the program’s progress and outcomes.

• The Director will design and coordinate a program of academic advising for all students, including counseling on academic policies, upper class course selection, the intersection of academic and career planning, and related personal and academic development issues.

• The Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of a bar preparation program. This will include counseling students regarding bar admissions protocols, as well as identifying 3L students that are “at risk” for failing the bar and implementing a program for bar preparation.

• The Director will assist in analyzing bar exam results and developing programs to address weaknesses in student bar performance.

• Responsibilities may include teaching or assisting in the bar prep courses currently offered based on previous experience.

 Posting available:


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Job at CUNY Law

Job Title: Director - Irene Diamond Professional Skills Center (Academic Resource Center


Job ID: 6098

Location: CUNY School of Law

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



Directs curriculum development and operations of a learning resource center.

- Designs, implements and monitors a comprehensive student support program based on targeted

academic resources such as tutoring, remedial and/or other related support services

- Administers all curricular, administrative, and financial aspects of the center; oversees design and

delivery of various programs sponsored by the center

- Performs outcomes assessment and creates strategic plan to further develop center offerings

- Ensures ongoing faculty and staff development to support high quality student services delivery;

promotes best practices in field

- Manages annual budget; develops proposals and other initiatives for expanded center funding

- Cultivates and maintains strategic partnerships; serves as primary liaison to faculty and administrators

to plan and execute center activities

- Manages professional, instructional and clerical staff

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Academic Resource Center Director


Higher Education Officer




The Director of the Irene Diamond Professional Skills Center will assist the Academic Dean and the

Director of Academic Support Programs in designing and implementing all aspects of the Law School's

Academic Support Program. This is primarily a teaching position. The Director will work with first- and

second-year students as they develop the doctrinal, academic, study, and time-management skills

necessary for success in the Law School's program of study, on the bar exam, and in practice. The

Director may teach weekly first- or second-year skills sessions; teach academic support sections of

required doctrinal courses; work with students individually or in small groups; and train and supervise

teaching assistants. The Professional Skills Center also designs and administers the Summer Law

Institute (a three-week intensive introduction to law study) and the Pre-Law Program (a mandatory

orientation program for all entering students). The Director will be involved in planning and teaching in

those programs. In keeping with CUNY's integrated approach to academic support, the Director will also

help develop faculty workshops on pedagogy and serve as a resource to faculty in the areas of

skills-based teaching and testing.

The Director may have additional responsibilities as determined in consultation with the Academic Dean

and the Director of Academic Support Programs.

This job may include evening and weekend duties.


Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.


The successful candidate must be committed to the public interest and access missions of the Law

School and the role of an integrated academic support program in law school. She or he should possess

excellent writing, speaking, and organization skills. Experience in a law school academic support

program, or other relevant teaching experience, is strongly preferred. JD degree is preferred.


$82,299 - $102,253; commensurate with experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title

and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time

employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health

benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


To apply, go to, select "Employment", and "Search Job Listing". You will be prompted to

create an account. Return to this job listing using the "Job Search" page and select "Apply Now".

It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one document.

If you have any inquiries, please contact Maryann Ruggiero at


Open until filled with review of applications to begin 7/26/12.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with

disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and

continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Assistant Director Position at Stetson

POSITION:                 Assistant Director for Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:        Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

DATE POSTED:        06/12/2012 

Primary Purpose:

Participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Academic Success Program that partners with students from admission through bar passage.  Responsibilities will include academic counseling and administrative tasks. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Academic Counseling

  • Advises upper-level students on course selection, study techniques and exam preparation. 
  • Reviews upper-level student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help students improve their writing skills.

Bar Preparation Counseling

  • Meets with individuals who are preparing for the bar exam and review sample bar exam essays and provide analysis and feedback to help them improve their writing skills.
  • Helps individuals develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam. 
  • Develops and implement the Bar Preparation Service’s Repeat Taker Program.
  • Addresses general student questions about completing the bar application. 

Administrative Tasks

  • Assists with Academic Success and Bar Preparation Workshops.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Bar Preparation website and blog.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation. 
  • Collaborates with other campus offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for students. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


J.D. degree required.  Must be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.  One to three years’ experience in academic support preferred. Ability to build rapport with students in individual counseling setting. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of student records and information. Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis, preferred.  A high level of organization, flexibility, judgment and interpersonal skills are required.  Strong written and verbal communication skills, and presentation ability, required.  Experience with Stetson’s bar preparation program, a plus.Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 

Stetson University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups. 

Resumes and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to  

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

University of San Diego Director Position


The Director, Academic Success Programs, reports directly to the Assistant Dean for J.D. Student Affairs and is responsible for contributing to a positive student experience by providing oversight of the many academic support programs at USD.  The Director works in a collaborative relationship with all law school students, faculty, administrative offices, and university offices and actively participates in coordinating all aspects of the academic support programs.  The Director is expected to market the ASP programs and actively engage in outreach to all students.  The Director will also be assigned an instructor position in the area of academic support and/or bar preparation programming.  The ability to provide timely and accurate communication to students is an essential component of this position.  This position requires occasional attendance at on and off campus events during and outside normal business hours.   Some travel may be required.  

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean for J.D. Student Affairs.   For instructional assignments, also works under the general supervision of the Vice Dean.  Minimal direct supervision of regular, full-time employees, but directly hires, trains and supervises law student learning assistants (approx. 12-15 per semester).  Administrative support provided by a part-time Executive Assistant with occasional additional support from the Coordinator, JD Student Affairs. 

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive program in academic success
  • Provide one-on-one academic counseling to JD Students
  • Teach course(s) designed to Increase Bar Exam and/or Legal Analysis Skills
  • Assist with Bar Exam Advisement and Preparation
  • Perform administrative duties 

Job Requirements  

  • JD degree required.  Admission to state bar required.
  • Experience teaching, providing workshops, or trainings is required. Teaching experience in a university setting preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years professional experience required. Prior experience working within a law school academic support program strongly preferred.
  • Academic counseling or advising experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is critical.
  • Proven skills in written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in an academic or professional setting.
  • Ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good judgment, and exemplify appropriate customer service in working with students, faculty, and all levels of university staff and officials. 
  • Ability to prioritize workload effectively and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative in managing projects and ability to develop and keep to time lines.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to be proactive with respect to suggestions for improving all aspects of the programs
  • Strong computer skills for spreadsheet reporting, word-processing, database maintenance, web-design and maintenance.  Minimum of intermediate experience with Word, Excel and MS Outlook required.  Experience with web content development preferred. 

Additional Details    

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.  

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Finance & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.  Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Closing date: June 21, 2012 

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   



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Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Willliam S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program.


The Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program will be responsible for providing support for Program and counseling 20-30 students per week in order to assist them with their legal studies.  The Assistant Director will monitor and train student mentors, assist in curriculum development for the bar passage program, counsel current students and alumni on bar passage issues, and conduct seminars for the first year class.

 The position reports to the Director of the Academic Success Program and works closely with and actively collaborates with the Law School faculty and senior administrators.


The School of Law is now building on its record of success during its first decade as the public law school of Nevada.  We are a new school with a diverse alumni base of just under 1500.  The School of Law has 477 students enrolled (347 full-time, 130 part-time) and 44 full-time faculty, and enjoys state-of-the-art facilities at the center of the UNLV campus.  For more information about the Boyd School of Law, please refer to our website at


UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university with 27,000 students and more than 1000 full-time faculty.  With more than 120 graduate programs, including 38 doctoral and professional programs, UNLV is Nevada’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution.  It provides traditional and professional academic programs for a diverse student body and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship.  For more information about the University, please refer to the UNLV website at  Las Vegas is a diverse and entrepreneurial city that boasts unparalleled access to world-class restaurants and entertainment, all within a short drive to some of the nation’s premier outdoor attractions.


Requirements:  J.D. degree and related professional experience.  Candidates should possess superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectiveness in working with students and alumni, administrators, and  faculty.


To apply, submit a letter which includes work experience, resume, and list of references via on-line application at  For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or  Application review will begin immediately, and we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jennifer Carr, Director of the Academic Success Program at 


UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Indiana University Director of Student Affairs Position

Director of Student Affairs, Maurer School of Law 

Job Summary: Works closely with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the personal and intellectual development of a diverse student body. Provides and manages the full spectrum of student activities and support within the law school. Works in a collaborative setting with other professionals in the Student Affairs, Career Development, Admissions, Budget, Alumni Relations, and Development offices. Counsels and advises students regarding their law school academic and extracurricular experience, including personal counseling matters that relate to academic progress. Recommends courses that will adequately prepare students for the bar exam and evaluates enrollment status, prerequisites, graduation requirements, and course load. 

Works with the assistant dean in planning and implementing intervention, referral, and retention programs. Administers the primary elements of the Practice Program, a mandatory co-curricular program that intersects with the first-year course in Legal Profession. Supervises and trains approximately 30 part-time student peer mentors; supervises, counsels, and advises more than 35 student organizations; and determines relevant budgetary allocation of limited student organization resources. Supervises the exams process for the law school, including communicating with faculty, arranging ADA accommodations, planning for proctors and exams administration, and working with computer staff on related tasks. Administers the primary elements of the academic enhancement program; plans the orientation programs for new students; and plans activities for students enrolled in the Summer Start program. 


Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required. 

REQUIRED: J.D. degree and two years of higher education/student life experience. 

Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, including the ability and talent to work with diverse individuals on a variety of issues and to support an inclusive environment. Demonstrated ability to counsel, mediate, and facilitate in a student academic environment; ability to manage a variety of tasks; and ability to demonstrate initiative and project management skills. Ability to research, design, and deliver academic programs and training sessions for law students. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly on one’s own, university and law school academic structures and programs in all relevant student areas. Excellent judgment, high frustration tolerance levels, and patience. Excellent computer and database development and management skills. 

Preferred: Professional legal experience and experience in a law school setting. 

Apply at Applications accepted until June 7, 2012, or until position is filled.

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