Sunday, April 14, 2024

Director of Bar Success at Arizona State

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks a personable and driven individual with experience working in bar exam success for the position of Professor of Practice and Director, College of Law – Bar Exam Success. The professor and director will create, teach in, and oversee a new comprehensive bar exam success program at the College of Law. They will work closely with the College of Law’s senior leadership. This is a full-time, 12-month, and non-tenure track position.  You can apply here.

Essential Duties:

  • Teach bar exam-related classes and facilitate bar exam workshops and other events
  • Develop and implement bar exam success programming
  • Lead efforts to engage faculty on bar exam success strategies and techniques
  • Provide one-on-one counseling to students and recent graduates
  • Monitor and assess bar exam trends
  • Manage relationship with an outside bar exam success company as part of an institutional partnership, if appropriate
  • Work with Student Services, Career Services, and Academic Success Program teams to identify at-risk students, develop targeted interventions, and best ensure student satisfaction
  • Create and send student communications
  • Collaborate with relevant student organizations
  • Collect and analyze data to improve bar exam success efforts
  • Plan and oversee budget
  • Physical presence at the workplace or the college is an essential function of this job
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the goals of the department


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor
  • 10 or more years of professional experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success on the Uniform Bar Exam or other bar exam
  • Deep understanding of bar exam content and preparation strategies including the NextGen Bar Exam
  • At least three years of experience teaching bar exam success classes and workshops with demonstrated results
  • Experience creating and implementing a comprehensive bar exam success program
  • Strong commitment to supporting students
  • Demonstrated experience in: 
    • higher education administration;
    • maintaining effective working relationships;
    • organizational skills and project management;
    • working in a fast-paced environment;
    • working with diverse constituencies;
    • effective verbal and written communication;
    • working with students and recent graduates;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of: principles, practices and methods of program administration and management budget planning, financial and statistical analysis and standard fiscal management
  • Evidence of exceptional strategic, analytical, conceptual and communication skills, along with being a collaborative, adaptable, pragmatic and effective problem solver

Application Instructions

Required Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Three references

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio in order to be considered. The application deadline is April 26, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they are received until the position is filled.

Additional information about the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Arizona State University is available at Information about Professors at ASU, including status, rank, titles, and appointment categories, can be found at Academic Affairs Manual.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Andrew Jaynes, at [email protected].

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