Friday, July 12, 2019
Lecturer on Law, Academic Excellence Program
New England Law | Boston is seeking dynamic and experienced applicants for the part-time position of Lecturer on Law in the Academic Excellence Program. The Academic Excellence Program provides support to students throughout their law school experience, including a first-year legal skills course, as well as individual counseling and advising initiatives. These programs help students learn the critical skills for success in law school, on the bar examination, and in legal practice.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The position will work closely with the Director and other members of the faculty to:
- Design and teach academic support courses, workshops, and additional programming as needed. Teaching responsibilities may include evening classes for the law school’s part-time division. Specifically, the person hired will be responsible for teaching:
- a) Academic Excellence: a full-year, weekly class for all 1L students and designed to develop the fundamental skills for law school success (e.g., case reading, briefing, outlining, exam writing and legal analysis). The course also includes several sessions that are co-taught with other members of the faculty.
- b) Orientation Program sessions presented by Academic Excellence faculty.
- Provide individual counseling to first-year and second-year students struggling academically;
- Assist with administrative responsibilities as needed to implement the program; and
- The person hired may also be called upon to perform other activities in service to the law school, such as faculty committee and task force work, and student group advising.
- JD from an ABA-accredited law school with strong law school credentials
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
- Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with students to support their academic progress and to implement individually tailored measures to improve their performance
- An ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with faculty in designing effective co-taught classes within the first-year program
- Prior experience in teaching legal skills and designing assessments to achieve skills-based learning objectives (such as issue-spotting, identifying and applying legal rules to material facts, and presenting viable counterarguments) is highly desired
- Experience in educational counseling/advising is desired
This is a part-time (20-hours per week during the academic year) visiting position, for evening classes, with some day time availability required. The position begins in mid-Augut. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume (including salary requirements) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Final candidates will be required to submit a writing sample.
New England Law | Boston is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity, and is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal and state law.