Sunday, April 14, 2024

Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage at UND

North Dakota School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage.  You can apply here.

The Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage shall coordinate and assume primary responsibility for academic success and bar preparation programming at the University of North Dakota School of Law. The ability of our students to succeed academically – and to pass any licensure examination required for bar admission – is critical to the ongoing success of the School of Law. The position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration of the School of Law.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordination and implementation of all major support services related to bar examination success/bar passage.
    • Teach regular bar exam workshops on core skills required for success on the bar exam, including skills relating to success on all portions of the Uniform Bar Examination (e.g., multiple choice, essay examinations, and practical examinations), and on the most commonly tested subjects, for UND Law students and alumni.
    • Administer practice tests at workshops and provide students with individualized feedback and scoring on practice tests.
    • Administer a simulated practice exam upon the completion of each workshop cycle and provide students with individualized feedback and scoring on the practice exam.
    • Provide counseling to students and alumni studying for the bar exam.
    • Advise students on course selection to maximize bar exam success.
    • Teach the School of Law’s primary bar preparation course each year.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations. 
  • Coordination and implementation of all major support services related to academic success and academic support.
    • Provide academic support counseling (e.g., providing students with practice problems and tests and providing individualized feedback to students on those practice problems and tests, advising students on course selection, discussing taking class notes and other general academic success skills, etc.) for students who have been referred to the School of Law’s mandatory academic advising program through regular one-on-one appointments.
    • Provide academic support counseling to all law students who wish to meet to discuss academic skills.
    • Conduct frequent academic success workshops on a range of topics such as class preparation, reading and briefing cases, classroom participation, outlining, exam strategies and skills, and time management.
    • Administer a practice exam for first-year students prior to their first graded mid-term exam each year.
    • Provide intensive instruction in academic skills during the first-year orientation.
    • Supervise academic success teaching assistants.
    • Teach academic skills/academic success courses as needed.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations. 
  • Provide programming and professional administrative support.
    • Work with Assistant Dean to coordinate, implement, and administer academic success programming during required first-year orientation program.
    • Compile information for various reports and develop and implement policies and procedures related to academic success and bar examination reporting.
    • Provide support to law students at the North Dakota bar examination in February and July
    • Other related responsibilities as assigned.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations. - (Essential)
  • Assist with School of Law administration.
    • Contribute to the success of the School of Law through collegial and constructive participation in senior administrative efforts.
    • Serve on School of Law and external committees.
    • Represent the School of Law in various public settings and interact effectively with the bench and bar, as well as with government officials.
    • Other related responsibilities as assigned.
    • Attendance at on- and off-campus events during and outside of ordinary business hours may be required; some additional travel may be required.
    • A substantial in-person/on-campus presence is required; this responsibility cannot be adequately satisfied through fully online/remote operations.

Required Competencies

  • Strong commitment to public legal education and student success.
  • Strong business communication skills.
  • Ability to explain complex legal concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Clear ability to interact effectively and appropriately with students, staff, faculty, alumni, and appropriate external constituencies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Passage of a bar examination.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in academic success/bar examination preparation programming at a law school.
  • Passage of the Uniform Bar Examination.
  • Current bar membership within the United States (and, if not already admitted to the North Dakota bar, the ability to become admitted to the North Dakota bar).
  • Prior instructional experience in a law school environment.
  • Prior experience counseling law students.
  • Prior experience supervising law students.
  • Record of strong academic performance in law school.

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