Sunday, May 1, 2022

Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success at Charleston

Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success

The Charleston School of Law seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success, responsible for the following:

  • Prepare and teach a set curriculum for academic and bar success, including orientation and a combination of some of the following courses: Academic Skills (a required 1L course), Legal Skills (a required 2L course that focuses on the MPT and career-focused skills), and Bar Preparation (a required 3L course). Grade and provide feedback to students.

  • Provide post-graduate bar support and programming, which includes supplemental workshops and one-on-one meetings with graduates as necessary.

  • Meet with and assist students on academic probation, who are at-risk, or who otherwise seek assistance with success in law school.

  • Provide leadership in adapting our curriculum and academic success initiatives given rising admissions credentials and the anticipated rollout of the NextGen bar exam in 2026.

  • Supervise 3 full-time and 1 part-time academic support professionals (who teach a mix of the courses listed above), as well as several adjunct professors and student fellows.

  • Serve on the Dean's Executive Leadership Team.
    Qualifications, Requirements, and Preferred Experience:

  1. A Juris Doctor degree is required.

  2. Bar licensure (active or inactive) in a U.S. jurisdiction is required.

  3. Prior experience in academic support and bar support is required.

  4. Prior experience supervising other academic support personnel is preferred.

  5. Experience teaching academic and bar success courses, such as 1L academic

    skills, MPT courses, and bar preparation courses, is preferred.

  6. Knowledge of the NextGen bar exam is preferred.

  7. Good interpersonal skills and a commitment to student success are required.

  8. Experience interpreting and using student success data to drive decision-making

    is preferred.

  9. Familiarity with the relevant ABA standards is required.

Application requirements:

Complete applications consist of a cover letter and resume. Please send application packages as a single PDF to:

Laura Morse
Human Resources Administrator Charleston School of Law

By email to:

Or by mail to:

P.O. Box 535 Charleston, SC 29402 Attn: Laura Morse

Review of applications begins immediately. For fullest consideration, please apply by May 15, 2022.

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