Sunday, April 29, 2018

Academic Support Specialist at John Marshall Law School in Chicago

Academic Support Specialist, Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation

This is a fulltime staff position beginning June 16, 2018 or as negotiated.  This appointment is for twelve months with renewable one year terms.


The Academic Support Specialist will report directly to the Director of the Academic Achievement & Bar Preparation Programs.  The ideal candidate will provide academic support to law students, beginning in their first year, on study skills, exam strategies, time management techniques, and prepares students and graduates for the bar exam.  The ideal candidate will teach skills courses, conduct workshops, and review and provide critical and constructive feedback on exercises and practice exams. The ideal candidate will also counsel students from diverse backgrounds.

Educational requirements

  • JD required.

Experience requirements

Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction in the United States and has been licensed to practiced law for a minimum of five years.

Desired Skills

  • Excellent and patient listener;
  • Ability to interact with people from various backgrounds and cultures;
  • Ability to keep information confidential;
  • Creative and innovative problem solver;
  • Optimistic and positive outlook;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of a professional team;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Manage time efficiently to handle multiple tasks;
  • Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Previous academic support in higher education or legal writing experience a plus.

How to Apply

Submit (1) your cover letter summarizing your reasons for applying for this position and your qualifications, (2) your resume detailing relevant experience, and (3) a list of at least three references to: Rodney Fong, either by mail to The John Marshall Law School, Attn: Associate Dean Rodney Fong, 315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604 or by email to 

Salary: Based on experience.

Deadline: May 12, 2018

Questions should be directed to Associate Dean Rodney Fong at or 312-427-2737 ext. 312.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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