Friday, September 13, 2019

Assistant Director of Academic Achievement at California Western

California Western School of Law (CWSL) in San Diego seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Director of Academic Achievement. Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Achievement provides academic and bar support to help students develop the analytical and study skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar exam. We are seeking an experienced team member to administer our integrated and robust academic support and bar preparation program for current students and graduates. Duties include: administering the teaching fellows tutoring program, in coordination with assigned faculty; collaborating to design, coordinate and deliver bar support programming; providing one-on-one and small group tutoring; developing and teaching legal analysis and skills workshops; providing support and guidance to the student teaching fellows; and completing other tasks as assigned. Teaching responsibilities include first year and upper division academic support, legal skills, and/or bar preparation course(s). The successful candidate will be invited to start as soon as January 2020, but no later than June 2020.

The primary responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Supervise teaching fellows in the CWSL tutoring programs in coordination with assigned faculty.

  • Present legal analysis and skills workshops.

  • Work with first-year and upper division students facing academic difficulty, including course planning.

  • Teach the Academic Skills and Analysis Program (ASAP) for first-year students and other skills courses as assigned.

  • Assist alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.


  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school required.

  • Successful passage of the California Bar Exam required.

  • At least one year of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required; two or more years preferred.

  • Experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment required.

  • Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring preferred.

  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of California Civil Procedures and California bar exam topics preferred.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.


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