Sunday, October 15, 2023

Assistant Professor of Practice at Atlanta's John Marshall

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is looking for a motivated individual to join the

school in a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position as either an Assistant or Associate

Professor of Practice (based on experience) and member of the Academic Achievement

and Bar Success (‘AABS’) team.


The role will entail working with students and alumni to enhance, develop, and expound

upon the critical skills associated with success in law school and on the bar exam.

AABS offers instruction and assistance in a variety of formats, including one-on-one

counseling, conducting mandatory and nonmandatory workshops, teaching required bar

success courses, and developing specialized course offerings available to all enrolled

students and graduates preparing for the bar exam. The position may have some

weekend responsibilities but generally is a Monday-Friday position.


This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with commensurate voting rights.

This position will have opportunities for advancement and renewal, after an interim

period. This is an in-person role, located at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in

downtown Atlanta.


Ideal Experience and Qualifications:

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent academic

credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students to improve their

academic performance. Applicants must have passed a bar in at least one jurisdiction

within the United States. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience

teaching in academic success or legal writing programs and to those who demonstrate

a commitment to long-term student success.


Role Responsibilities:

● Provide insight into student progress, develop departmental programming, and

develop data-driven programming.

● Help manage, implement, and facilitate all components of the academic support

program at the law school, including day-to-day activities of academic mentoring

and achievement programming.

● Teach educational workshops to students in the day and evening divisions on

topics, such as briefing, course outlining, and exam performance. Provide

learning strategies and techniques to enhance and leverage the academic skills

that underlie law school success.

● Work one-on-one with students in the day and evening divisions to strengthen

the academic skills of critical reading, briefing, outlining, and legal analysis.

Individual counseling serves all students, with a special emphasis on students

identified as academically at risk.

● Provide written, formative feedback to students on practice problems and/or


● Help develop and assess the academic success program by collecting and

maintaining data relevant to academic performance.

● Help develop personal action plans for students studying for law school exams

and bar exams.

● Evaluate academic strengths and opportunities for improvement, develop

long-term academic plans, and assist in providing effective instruction to help

leverage optimal student performance.

● Stay current on educational learning theory.

● Pursue bar exam success outcomes and develop subject matter knowledge.

● Perform other duties as needed within AABS.

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School values a diverse workforce and inclusive culture.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion,

gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital

status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage applications from all

qualified individuals. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the

application process are welcome to contact Director Cynthia Davenporte directly.


All interested candidates should submit their letter of interest, a current CV or resumé,

and three professional references to:

Cynthia Davenporte

Director of Human Resources

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

245 Peachtree Center Ave., NE, Suite 1900

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

[email protected]

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