Sunday, August 27, 2023
SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL in Los Angeles invites applications for full-time entry-level or experienced Associate Professors of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. These non-tenure-track positions can lead to a long-term contract. AS/BP faculty vote on virtually all issues in faculty meetings, serve on faculty committees, are eligible for summer research stipends, and those who are productive scholars are eligible to apply for sabbaticals.
AS/BP faculty work with students from pre-matriculation through the bar-study period. They teach our summer Bison Bootcamp program and serve as bar-study coaches for graduates. They teach the 1L Foundations of Law & Practice course, which instructs students about core law school skills, like reading cases and statutes, note-taking and classroom engagement, rule synthesis, outlining, and exam-taking techniques. They also teach upper-level courses, including Remedies, Multistate Bar Exam, and Cal Bar Writing. As we learn what will be covered on the new California Bar Examination, courses or course content may change.
We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching and can demonstrate success in the classroom, love working with students outside the classroom, and are willing to contribute to the campus community through committee and related service.
Subject to approval from the ABA, we plan to launch a mostly asynchronous online J.D. program (with full-time and part-time options) in Fall 2024, and we hope many faculty we will hire in the coming years will teach in that program.
Founded in 1911, Southwestern is an ABA-accredited, independent law school located in the center of Los Angeles. Our mission includes educating lawyers ready to serve clients, the profession, and our society with excellence, empowering students to reach their potential, cultivating inclusion and belonging, and shaping the law and public policy through teaching, scholarship, and service.
To apply, please send your CV, professional references, research agenda, and preferred areas of teaching via email to [email protected] and put “Faculty Application” in the email subject line. Review of applications and AALS FAR forms will begin in mid- August. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom, and callback interviews will be held in person.