Saturday, January 20, 2024

Director of Bar Success at Emory

Emory University School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time contract faculty position focused on bar examination success. This twelve-month, faculty member/administrator will work closely with the Associate Dean, faculty, and administration to develop and implement programs to provide substantive review and teach skills required for optimal performance on law school and bar examinations. 

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the development and teaching of a third-year bar preparatory course and a skills-focused “laboratory” component to a second semester, first-year course. 
  • Working collaboratively with the administration to enhance instruction at orientation and throughout law school on skills, time management, professional expectations, and the like.
  • Working collaboratively with the faculty to create and implement bar success strategies.
  • Providing mentoring for graduates as they prepare for the bar examination.
  • Assisting with compilation and analysis of bar examination data and recommending changes to address weaknesses.
  • Providing information and mentoring on the bar application process. 
  • Providing individual feedback and assessment to help students improve academic performance, study skills, and bar exam preparation.

Minimum requirements include a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an outstanding academic record. Professional experience in bar readiness or academic success programming in a law school with a strong preference for teaching experience in bar examination courses. Applicants preferably should have familiarity with the Uniform Bar Examination and the NextGen Bar Examination, with a demonstrated skill in initiating and maintaining engagement with a diverse group of students.

This is a temporary, one-year contract faculty position with the possibility of renewal beginning on August 1, 2024 and ending on July 31, 2025.  The position is coded as "Instructor" within Emory University systems.  Candidates who are currently contract faculty members of Emory Law may be considered and, if selected as the finalist, will be granted a one-year leave from their contract position (with tolling of their review requirement) in order to perform the duties of this position. 

To Apply

Candidates should complete the online application which requires creating an account, uploading a resume or CV, and providing basic personal information. In addition, applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV, writing sample, and teaching evaluations (if available) to [email protected]. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a first review on January 29, 2024.

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