Sunday, May 5, 2024

Associate Professor of Academic Success and Bar Preparation at Southwestern

SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL in Los Angeles invites applications for full-time entry-level or experienced Visiting Associate Professor of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for any future openings and may have the opportunity for additional renewals as a Visiting Associate Professor or Associate Professor of Academic Success and Bar Preparation.

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.

Students may earn their J.D. through various pathways, including two-, three-, and four-year programs and residential and a mostly asynchronous online program that starts in August 2024. The visiting faculty member will not be teaching in the online program during 2024–2025.

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.

Salary: The successful candidate will be offered a salary no less than $130,000. The salary may be adjusted for a successful candidate who has multiple years of full-time teaching experience at an ABA-approved law school.

To apply, please send your CV, professional references, research agenda, and teaching evaluations from the past five years (if applicable) via email to [email protected] and put “Faculty Application” in the email subject line. Review of applications begins immediately. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom, and callback interviews will be held in person. The ideal candidate should be available to start between June 1 and July 16, 2024.

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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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Director of Bar Success at Arizona State

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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

Qualifications

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 law.asu.edu. 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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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Associate Director of Academic Success at Tennessee

The University of Tennessee College of Law is excited to be accepting applications for a faculty member who will serve as Associate Director of Academic Success and also teach in our wonderful legal writing program.  In other words, the successful candidate will have duties both in ASP and in legal writing.  To learn more about the position, please visit this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/142999

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

ASP Coordinator at West Virginia

WVU Law is hiring a “program coordinator” to support the work in the Academic Excellence Center.  This high-level staff position will report Kirsha Trychta. Ideally this new hire will have a law degree, although that’s not required for application. 

The College of Law at West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a Program Coordinator for their Academic Excellence Center.  Academic Excellence Center Program Coordinator supports the work of the College of Law’s Academic Excellence Center, in the areas of academic support; bar applications and bar passage; academic advising; writing skills; and assessment. In addition, this position will collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Student Services and Engagement, the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, and the Director of Career Services.

Job duties include:

  • Organize semesterly informational sessions to educate students on graduation requirements, including panel presentations, speed advising tables, and individual appointments
  • Coordinate faculty-student pairings
  • Prepare digital SAP (satisfactory academic progress) plans as a condition of students in academic difficulty retaining loan eligibility
  • Advise students who have been academically dismissed about how to seek readmission
  • Assist with orientation events for incoming students
  • Coordinate the student academic experience, especially activities calendars, across the entire first year
  • Educate students about midterm and final exam logistics
  • Recruit, train, and supervise upper-level law students to work as peer tutors
  • Assist students with their applications to sit for the bar examination, including the character and fitness process
  • Track and report student performance throughout the summer study months
  • Administer evaluations and satisfaction surveys to students and faculty
  • Create reports regarding the Center’s progress
  • Create Qualtrics surveys to monitor and accurately capture the Center’s activities
  • Provide assistance to the Assistant Dean for admissions in administering the College of Law’s 3+3 program (i.e., undergrads receiving both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in a total of six years).
  • Assist with planning and implementation of new student orientation and graduation as well as other student events as needed. The position would be a part of the orientation team and would be expected to participate and will meet with students. 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in any subject required
  • Juris doctorate degree strongly preferred
  • 3 or more years experience working in a higher education setting in the areas of academic assistance, academic counseling, or academic advising, or will have equivalent administrative, teaching, or practice experience.
  • Ideal candidate will have direct experience in preparing students for success in law school and on the bar exam.
  • Successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within a diverse law school community, including students, faculty members, and the administration.

 

The full job posting can be found online here: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=23904&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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Director of Bar Success at Washington and Lee

W&L Law is hiring a Director of Bar Success. W&L is in Lexington, Virginia, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley between majestic mountain ranges and pristine rivers. Our students are motivated and sharp, our dean is awesome, and the faculty is driven in all decisions by student success. The position that is currently open is a faculty position with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. We are a smaller-than-average law school with a much larger-than-average sense of community.  The listing is here:  https://apply.interfolio.com/140520

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Director of Academic Achievement at California Western School of Law

California Western School of Law seeks candidates for the Director of Academic Achievement. This long-term contract faculty position is responsible for leading the academic support and bar support programs at California Western. The Director must provide leadership for the department and effectively manage multiple tasks, programs, and responsibilities. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with a highly diverse student, staff, and faculty population are essential to success. A commitment to data-driven academic programming and a sincere desire to enhance student performance in law school and the bar exam are essential for this position.

Qualifications: (1) a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; (2) at least five years of law teaching experience, preferably in an academic support or bar preparation program; (3) excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; (4) good organization, judgment, and flexibility; (5) experience with educational technology and statistical analysis; (6) experience in course planning, teaching, formative and summative assessment; (7) experience in staff supervision; and (8) a demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. 

Application Requirements: Candidates must apply for this position through the California Western Career Website. They must submit: (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and salary requirements; (2) resume; and (3) a statement indicating how they will engage with the Law School’s mission of supporting a diverse student population. 

Salary Range: $122,000-$144,000. Factors in determining the appropriate compensation include experience, skills, knowledge, education, licensure and certifications, and other institutional needs.  Applications are due by March 15, 2024 but will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2024. The law school offers competitive benefits for eligible employees.  

About California Western: Established in 1924, California Western is an ABA-accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school located in downtown San Diego, California. We have the distinction of being San Diego’s oldest law school. California Western is the recipient of numerous community service awards, including the State Bar of California President’s Pro Bono Service Award and the federal government’s President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are home to numerous outstanding programs, including the Community Law Project and New Media Rights Program. The Faculty is dedicated to teaching, research, and community service. Detailed information is available at www.cwsl.edu/.

California Western is committed to training ethical, competent, and compassionate lawyers who represent our diverse society. California Western is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and excellence through diversity. The Law School provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment at Washburn

Washburn is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Readiness Programming.  The full posting can be found here.

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Michelle Ewert, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, at [email protected] or Professor Chelsea Baldwin, Interim Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Pass Programs, at [email protected].

If you're interested, please get your applications in before March 1, 2024. We're hoping to bring someone on in time to help with summer bar support, but in this market, that is of course negotiable.

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Academic Support Positions at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University School of Law is currently hiring for a Director of Bar Preparation as well as an Academic Success Specialist.  The job description and application portal is online at https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fjobs.nccu.edu%2fpostings%2fsearch&c=E,1,UqdjR8rQ4BkQI3EXhmlzVSvNYIH_3UzHUuXpahb09Pv7Th1U1ijhQXrt_D3LkCoSPeSK1X_4fNlWlYTaMvcKfIkNBO8Rcbixja4VAGpRiqtJh6JM&typo=1

North Carolina Central has a diverse and amazing student population. The individuals hired for these positions will have an opportunity to significantly contribute to enhancing the AS and bar prep programs already in place. NCCU School of Law is a great place to work and is centrally located to restaurants and parks, with new budget-friendly housing developments popping up daily.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Director of Academic Success at Illinois

 

Director of Academic Success & Bar Support

University of Illinois College of Law

Champaign, Illinois

The University of Illinois College of Law is one of the oldest and most prestigious law schools in the United States and is part of a major public research university. The College of Law is committed to academic excellence for all students and is seeking a dedicated academic success professional to direct the College of Law’s Academic Success and Bar Support Program. The position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

In this critical, high-visibility role, you would direct the College of Law's Academic Success and Bar Support Program.

Key responsibilities include:

  • • Providing one-on-one support to students to promote each student’s academic success in law school and successful performance on the bar exam.
  • • Partnering with faculty and staff to help students develop study, legal analysis, and exam-writing skills that enhance their academic performance.
  • • Developing and implementing academic support programs.
  • • Identifying and addressing barriers to students’ academic success.
  • • Preparing and delivering bar preparation programs building on the existing “Countdown to the Bar” program at the College of Law.
  • • Reaching out to recent graduates to encourage completion of bar preparation courses and help address barriers to bar preparation.
  • • Nurturing relationships with bar examiners in Illinois and other jurisdictions.
  • • Developing and maintaining expertise in the various bar exams College of Law graduates take, including the current Universal Bar Exam and NextGen Bar Exam.

This position requires residency in the Champaign-Urbana areas and may necessitate occasional travel.

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a Bar membership in a US jurisdiction (which may be inactive), and two years of relevant experience. Preferred qualifications are prior employment in a law school, particularly in connection with academic and bar success; advising, counseling, or teaching experience; experience in law practice; and experience working with students with disabilities.

This is a full-time, 12-month position. The expected start date is between May 16 and August 16, 2024. The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $110,000 per year. The University offers a generous and flexible benefits program. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on March 17, 2024. Apply for this position at https://illinois.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/9426?c=illinois. Only applications submitted through the University’s job portal will be considered. If you have questions about this position, please email Patrick Rietz ([email protected]). For assistance with the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing [email protected].

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Assistant Director of Academic Success at UNLV

UNLV Boyd School of Law has an opening in the department for an Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program, which also includes the role of Assistant Professor-in-Residence. This is a faculty position. A blend of teaching, collaboratively running our academic success programs and guiding students through their legal education journey. Plus, it’s a spot that promises growth, with a clear path to 5-year presumptive renewal contracts.

In terms of compensation, it matches the value we place on this role and the person who will fill it. The position's pay and benefits are more than competitive.  We’re after someone who’s not just looking for a new job but a place to invest their talents long-term and be part of our community. Nevada has a lot to be excited about, particularly the likely changes coming here to the Bar. Being the only law school in the state has distinct advantages, and being a small jurisdiction allows for a significant impact by our graduates.

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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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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Director of Bar Passage at Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (“LMU Law”) in Knoxville, Tennessee seeks

to hire a Director of Bar Success to begin no later than July 1, 2024. LMU Law’s Academic and

Bar Success Program is designed to benefit all students by enabling them to succeed

throughout law school, preparing them to pass the bar exam, and equipping them to practice

law at the highest levels. As one of five full-time faculty members in the department, the faculty

member will teach courses designed to introduce, reinforce, and develop skills to enable

students to be successful on the bar exam. The Director will also coordinate LMU Law’s

supplemental bar preparation programming for its graduates; work collaboratively with other

faculty; work with students one-on-one to provide individualized instruction and coaching; and

mentor students and graduates.

This is a non-tenure-track faculty appointment with a presumptively renewable twelve-month

contract. Because the Director will coordinate LMU Law’s supplemental program for the July

bar exam each year, he or she is eligible to receive course release in the fall or spring semester

every other year. The position includes future eligibility to apply for a long-term contract and

governance rights as to all matters except hiring and promotion of tenured and tenure-track

faculty. For a lateral candidate who has already established a strong record of scholarship, a

tenure-track appointment may be an option.

LMU Law has an institutional partnership with a national bar preparation company and

otherwise provides significant resources for academic and bar success. The faculty and

administration welcome innovative and data-based approaches to bar preparation. The

Director will join a collaborative faculty that values the contributions of Academic and Bar

Success faculty members. The faculty have already made curricular changes in anticipation of

changes in the bar exam and anticipate working with the Director to improve student learning

and performance.

Requirements for the position include a J.D. degree; prior experience teaching in a law school

bar preparation program or working with law school graduates to improve their bar exam

performance; bar membership in any U.S. jurisdiction (can be inactive); demonstrated ability to

devise, coordinate, and implement innovative programming; effective presentation skills in

both small-group and large-class settings; knowledge of learning and teaching strategies for law

students; experience working with, and demonstrated commitment to supporting, diverse

populations; and commitment to LMU Law’s mission. The preferred candidate will have prior

experience coordinating a law school’s bar preparation program; practical legal experience; a

personal record of strong academic achievement; experience preparing students and graduates

for the Uniform Bar Exam; and/or experience or demonstrated interest in data collection, data

management, and basic statistics.

LMU Law is fully accredited by the ABA and has both full-time residential and part-time/hybrid

programs. We are a student-centered institution with the mission of improving access to the

legal profession and legal services in Southern Appalachia and other underserved regions. LMU

Law has a rigorous, practice-focused curriculum that is designed to emphasize student learning

outcomes and ensure that students have the knowledge and skills needed to make positive

contributions to their communities as lawyers and leaders.

In line with our commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage applications from people of

color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, and others who can

enhance our faculty, curricular, and program diversity through unique life experiences,

viewpoints, or philosophies.

Our law school is located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, a city that offers a fusion of

vibrant city life, stunning natural beauty, and a rich historical and cultural scene, complemented

by the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Interested applicants should contact Professor Syd Beckman, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment

Committee, at [email protected]. For more information about LMU Law, see

https://www.lmunet.edu/duncan-school-of-law/index.php.

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Associate Director of Bar Pass Programs at Widener

Widener University Delaware Law School invites applications for an Associate Director of Bar Pass Programs. Reporting to the Director of Bar Pass Programs, this twelve-month, administrative position will work closely with the Director, faculty and administration to develop and implement programs to help students and alumni pass the bar examination and acquire the skills and abilities required to achieve success.  Apply here.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

  • Deliver programming for bar exam success for all students throughout their studies to maximize bar passage
  • Collaborate with the Director of Bar Pass Programs to develop and revise programming for bar exam success
  • Engage in student mentoring related to bar exam performance and strategies for success
  • Advise students on the bar application process, including timelines and requirements
  • Mentor repeat bar examinees in their exam preparation and advising them on best practices for repeating the bar exam
  • Implement academic success programming and courses under guidance from the Directors of Academic Success
  • Provide individual feedback and assessment to help students improve academic performance, study skills, and bar exam preparation
  • Create and facilitate workshops to help students improve academic performance, study skills, and bar exam preparation
  • Teach Bar Exam Success, Writing Effectively for the Bar, and other courses based on curricular needs
  • Compile and analyze bar examination data relating to graduates’ performance and recommend changes to address weaknesses
  • Track and mentor students during the commercial bar review periods
  • Coordinate and host an in-person simulated bar exam for students during bar review
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and membership in a state bar with successful completion of a state bar examination
  • Excellent project management skills, organizational skills with attention to detail, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong service commitment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships
  • Works closely with the Academic Success Program Directors, helping to implement academic success programming and courses
  • Evaluate and facilitate collaborative discussions with administration, faculty and students; lead efforts on data collection and assessment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Preferred:

  • The successful candidate will have law school professional experience, preferably in the context of a law school bar support or academic success program, and a record of strong academic performance in law school. Experience in the practice of law is also preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Position requires some evening teaching availability, up to 3 nights a week, depending on the semester
  • Availability for exam proctoring, which may occasionally fall on a weekend.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

November 18, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Executive Director of Bar Preparation at CUNY

CUNY School of Law continues the search for an Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Licensing Programs. The Law School has recently received a multi-year commitment from the University for bar preparation and support.  The Executive Director will have the opportunity to help guide this new funding phase as we seek to continue training a diverse group of students in their goal of becoming excellent public interest attorneys.
 
Full details on the position can be found here at CUNY’s main job search webpage, with Job ID 25766 (the direct link to the posting is also available here). Please note that all candidates must go through the application process as detailed on the page to be considered. From our job posting system, select “Apply Now,” create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2023. For any questions, please contact [email protected].

November 12, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Director of Academic Success at Drake

The Director of Academic Success creates programming and provides support to law students to help them set and reach their academic goals throughout their three years at Drake Law School and the bar exam. The role works individually with any Drake Law student seeking to improve study skills, to identify problems interfering with academic performance, and to provide guidance and recommendations for future academic success. The role also teaches two academic success-focused classes and coordinates larger-scale programming to help law students reach their potential, including Integrated Study Group (ISG) for first-year students and Bulldog Bar Prep for alumni studying for the bar.

The Director of Academic Success serves as an administrative staff member on the Student Services team. The role reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Services.

The Director of Academic Success must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a strong ability to direct and implement student support functions.

The Director of Academic Success will have the proven ability to communicate clearly, manage multiple deadlines, and engage with students from all backgrounds. The Director of Academic Success will develop and execute intentional, high impact student services experiences and create a positive culture of student success in the Law School.

Minimum Qualifications:

• J.D. degree and successful passage of the bar exam
• Experience related to advising students or clients through high-stress, high-stakes situations
• Superior organizational, communication, and relationship management skills
• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
• Demonstrable ability to lead, supervise, and direct student employees and to work as a team with staff at all levels in the accomplishment of goals and objectives
• Ability to gain understanding and proficiency with technologies used in student services

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with teaching
• Experience with providing meaningful feedback to improve academic skills
• Creative and innovative mindset for pursuing an effective strategy to serve an ever-evolving student population
• Experience achieving goals both through self-directed projects and while leading a team
• Strong judgment, decision-making capabilities, and problem-solving skills
• Excellent oral and written presentation skills
• Experience with Starfish or other student management programs
• Candidate should be able to work independently with technology and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs including Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as Zoom and other communication tools

Job Duties:

Bar Exam Support Functions (20%): Coordinate the bar exam preparation program. Provide individual support for at-risk first-time bar examinees, including, meeting regularly, developing customized study plans and strategies, developing and assigning targeted practice exercises, and providing individual analysis and feedback to support preparation for the bar exam. Coordinate the Bulldog Bar Preparation program for alumni. Maintain contact with at-risk bar examinees (first time and repeaters) over the "bar preparation season" (February and July administrations) to provide support, encouragement, and assistance. Provide regular reports analyzing bar exam results, bar support activities, and student outcomes. - (Essential)

Academic Support Functions (20%): Coordinate academic success programming. Continually evaluate student performance, identifying which students appear to be struggling or at-risk; initiate and maintain contact with those who are at-risk or on probation. Provide intensive individual academic counseling to assigned students and advise them on various academic issues. Advise and approve course selections for students below an established GPA with the goal of providing a balanced legal education that aims to improve students' success in law school and on the bar exam. - (Essential)

Teach Bar Preparation Course (Fall and Spring) (15%) - (Essential)

Teach Principles of Legal Analysis Course, in partnership with Assistant Dean for Student Services (Spring) (15%) - (Essential)

Integrated Study Group (ISB) Program (15%): Maintain responsibility for training ISG Leaders. Develop curriculum and direction of the ISG program. Coordinate with relevant faculty to develop curriculum for the program. Direct and implement the practice exam program. - (Essential)

Data Analysis (5%): Analyze law school data and stay current on current trends and best practices in the area of academic success and bar pass, including structural changes to the bar exam and responsive curricular changes. Analyze graduate bar-passage data from all U.S. jurisdictions. Provide periodic internal reports on metrics and progress toward achieving goals for bar passage and academic success to the Law School’s faculty and staff. Research and implement the most current best practices for bar and academic success. Stay abreast of trends in the academic and bar-support fields. Stay current with ABA regulations and bar-admission requirements. - (Essential)

Equity & Inclusion (5%): Support equity and inclusion initiatives and serve as a resource for Law School’s diverse students. - (Essential)

Academic Advising (5%): Serve as academic advisor for an assigned list of students, including a portion of the students on special academic status and academic probation. - (Essential)

Salary & Benefits

The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experiences of the selected candidate. 

Drake University offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan options and generous time off. Drake University also offers significant higher education cost savings for employees, their partners/spouses, and dependent children through our tuition waiver and tuition exchange programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates will be asked to complete the Employment Application. Please attach a current resume/CV and cover letter. Successful candidates must complete the background and reference check process.

If you have any questions about this position, the application process, or working at Drake, please contact us at [email protected]. We are happy to assist you.

Review of Applications Begins:

A review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.  Apply here.


November 12, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Academic Support Specialist at University of Illinois Chicago

This position will provide support to law students (day and evening), beginning in their first year, on study skills, critical and analytical thinking, exam strategies, time management techniques, and prepares students and graduates for the bar exam. The Specialist will conduct workshops as well as review and provide critical and constructive feedback on exercises and practice exams. The Specialist will also spend a significant time providing academic advising and counseling with a diverse range of students.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Academic Achievement Team to develop the curriculum for the lL Expert Learning courses
  • Collaborate with the Academic Achievement Team to develop the curriculum for the bar preparation courses
  • Work directly with recent graduates in the bar preparation program
  • Counsel and assist law students and graduates on law school and bar exam success. Many of our students are from diverse backgrounds and are first generation law students
  • Review and provide meaningful feedback on practice exams and other formative assessment exercises submitted by law students and graduates
  • Stay abreast and regularly update the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic support and bar preparation programs
  • Communicate and coordinate with and stay abreast of the recent trends in commercial bar review programs
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met
  • Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives
  • Cross train the Academic Achievement Team on best practices for reviewing assessment results
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • A J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school is required.
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Works collaboratively with members of a professional team
  • Excellent and patient listener
  • Interacts with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Diagnoses student challenges with a holistic approach
  • Familiarity with psychological barriers that affect student performance;
  • Optimistic and positive outlook
  • Creative and innovative problem solver
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Manage time efficiently to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong technology skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



Preferred Qualifications

For fullest consideration, apply online https://jobs.uic.edu by the listed closing date. Include (upload) a .pdf copy of your letter of intent, current CV/resume, and the names of 3 references.

November 12, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Tenure Track Positions at Widener

Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks to hire three full-time, tenure-track faculty members to begin July 1, 2024 at the Assistant Professor level. Our primary needs are Academic Success, Civil Procedure, Legal Methods, Property Law and an Environmental Law Clinic Director. In addition, we have needs in other areas, including: Criminal Law, Evidence, and Law & Technology/Intellectual Property. Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials, including at least a J.D. degree or its equivalent. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of and potential for innovative and impactful teaching, scholarship, and service to the Law School, the University, and the legal profession.  

In its sixth decade, Delaware Law School is ABA-accredited and the first law school in the nation's First State of Delaware. It has civic-minded students and staff and a top-notch faculty featuring some of the most highly regarded teachers, legal scholars, and social change agents in the nation. The large corporate community in Delaware and the varieties of legal practice opportunities in neighboring Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland offer students an unusually rich array of opportunities for experiential learning through internships and externships, a public interest law center, and numerous clinical programs.   

Wilmington and the State of Delaware are great places to live, work and visit. In 2023, Outside Magazine named Wilmington as one of the 15 happiest places to live in the U.S. and Conde Nast named Wilmington one of the nation's best places to visit. Livability.com has named Wilmington as one the nation's top 100 places to live, and Travel & Leisure named Delaware as one the best places to retire

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, CV, and three references at:  

https://www.widener.edu/employment.

October 29, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage at UNT

The University of North Texas-Dallas College of Law is hiring a Director for the Academic Success and Bar Readiness Program.  Read more about the College of Law here: https://www.untdallas.edu/lawschool/about/why.php
 
Here is a link to the posting: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77293

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Director of Academic Enhancement at Kentucky

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY J. DAVID ROSENBERG COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Enhancement and Bar Success Program. The positon is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position. Depending on experience, a successful candidate will be hired as an Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor in the Clinical Title Series. 

Qualified candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully passed a bar exam in a U.S. jurisdiction. In addition, at least four years of law practice experience or teaching experience (or a combination) is required. Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred. Required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include: 

• Excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills 

• A commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds. 

• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a range of constituencies. 

• A recognition of the need to properly protect and disseminate confidential and sensitive information. 

• Proficiency in program planning, implementation, and assessment skills, including compiling and analyzing data for statistical analysis. 

Essential functions of the position include: 

• Administer a program of academic excellence and support benefittng all law students, especially those students in their first and second year of study, building off our current successful programming. 

• Facilitate workshops in the fall and spring semesters for 1L students. 

• Advising and coaching students on an individual basis 

• Work closely with other faculty members to provide comprehensive instruction and support including assisting the Assistant Dean of Student Services with 1L Orientation. 

• Design and teach courses that introduce, reinforce, and develop analytical, reasoning, writing, and other critical skills to enable students to be successful in all years of law school and beyond. 

• Advise faculty on topics such as providing helpful feedback, academic advising, bar coaching, and integration of skills and learning strategies into academic coursework and co-curricular efforts. 

• Oversee the Bar Support Program including developing and teaching the bar success courses, supervising additional bar success course instructors as needed to ensure sufficient coverage; coach and support individual students during bar preparation leading up to the exams; design and implement a workshop series for all law students on topics related to the bar, including preparing for the UBE, an overview of the application process/informational session with the Kentucky Office of Bar Examiners and bar skills workshops on the MPRE, MPT, MEE, MBE , and NextGen bar exam. 

• Oversee the relevant program budget(s). 

• In addition, other duties consistent with the overall goals of the Law School, including, but not limited to, serving on law school committees, and teaching other legal writing and/or skills courses that support the law school curriculum, as needed. 

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System at [htps://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/487516] where they can submit a leter of application and resume. Please send any questions to Faculty Appointments Commitee Chair Associate Dean Jennifer Bird-Pollan, [email protected], or by mail at the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law, 620 South Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40506-0048. 

The University of Kentucky provides a range of employee benefits to its faculty. There are several healthcare plans available. Faculty are also eligible to participate in the University's retirement plan. Essentially, the University will deduct five percent of your salary and contribute it to the plan of your choice (among several investment alternatives), and the University contributes an additional ten percent to the plan. Several other insurance policies are available to faculty members. We can help you obtain further information on these benefits from Human Resources, or you can go to their website for additional information (htps://hr.uky.edu/employment/working-uk/our-benefits). 

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, individuals from minoritized populations, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

October 27, 2023 in Jobs - Descriptions & Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0)