Sunday, March 15, 2020

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at Western State College of Law

Western State College of Law:
One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Position

Job Duties:
Western State College of Law seeks applications for a full-time, one-year visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills position for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position is a one-year visiting contract, with the potential to convert into a long-term contract in the future.

Primary responsibilities include teaching and working with students in the law school’s Academic Success Program and Bar Preparation Program.
The successful candidate will: (1) teach a 1L week-long Orientation and semester-long skills class; (2) regularly meet individually with students and counsel them regarding academic, bar-related, analytical, and study skills; (3) help to supervise Dean’s Fellows (upper level students who work with first-year students); (4) observe the Director teach the bar preparation course in the fall to prepare for teaching a section in the spring; and (5) conduct workshops for students on calendaring, analysis, bar preparation and other topics. The successful candidate will also teach one or more spring-semester classes, which will be chosen in consultation with the Director and the Deans of Western State College of Law.

A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and prior academic-support experience and/or teaching experience. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail; excellent writing and editing abilities; sound legal skills and knowledge; a passion for counseling and mentoring students; strong interpersonal skills; strong public-speaking skills; and excellent time-management and organizational skills. The position requires the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse environment and the ability to work well as a member of a team and independently. Relevant teaching experience and experience as a practicing attorney are preferred.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access are of central importance to Western State College of Law. At Western, we are committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the right of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

Compensation and Benefits:
Western State College of Law offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. Western also offers excellent benefits and a 401k plan.

Apply for this Position:
Please submit a CV/resume, statement of interest, one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations, and names and contact information for three references to the Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation, Lisa Blasser, at

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