Sunday, November 19, 2023
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
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
Saturday, November 18, 2023
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):
- 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.
- 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.
Sunday, November 12, 2023
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.
• 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
• 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
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.
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
- 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.
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.
Sunday, October 29, 2023
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:
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Friday, October 27, 2023
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.
Sunday, October 15, 2023
The University of New Mexico is seeking a Director of Bar Exam Success. This is a newly funded position that will work collaboratively with the as Director of Academic Success. This is a year-round, regular full-time staff position. This position will lead our bar success efforts and our preparation for the NextGen Bar Exam. New Mexico is currently a Uniform Bar Exam state and has not yet made a decision about whether to be an early adopter of the NextGen exam.
We are a diverse, multicultural legal community in a majority-minority state. New Mexico is a beautiful location with an active and diverse legal community. The University of New Mexico has a strong clinical law program and public service focus.
We are looking for someone with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, with experience working in a diverse multicultural community. Our law school community includes many nontraditional and first-generation law students.
Director of Bar Exam Success – University of New Mexico School of Law
The Director of Bar Exam Success serves law students and alumni by providing academic support and study tools for bar exam success. This position requires robust knowledge of legal theory, analysis and writing, and of academic and other fundamental skills necessary to prepare law students to succeed on the bar exam. Preferred experience includes academic support, bar exam preparation, teaching law, tutoring, or academic counseling.
To apply, and for full job description, pay and benefits, please see link below. The position is currently open until filled.
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
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.
● 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:
Director of Human Resources
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
245 Peachtree Center Ave., NE, Suite 1900
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Stetson University College of Law is seeking a new Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services. The position is a tenure-track faculty position. Experienced candidates who prefer a nontenure-track role will also be considered. They seek someone with the experience, vision, and passion to lead the program into its next phase.
Stetson is a wonderful law school community committed to student success from admission to admission to the bar. The Dean and administration are well informed on trends and issues directly impacting student success and the bar exam, and the faculty is supportive and collaborative with the department and works closely with the director.
As Florida’s oldest law school, we have a rich history and a supportive alumni base. As an added benefit, we have a beautiful Mediterranean Revival-style campus with a lush tropical landscape in Gulfport, a quaint area next to St. Peterburg, and only a short drive to Tampa.
View the complete job posting HERE.
DU Law is looking to expand the bar passage program with a visiting professor.
For the details and where to apply, go to this link:
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Baylor Law School seeks a motivated and experienced candidate with excellent teaching and collaborative skills to lead our Academic Success Program. The ideal candidate will be a creative, organized, and compassionate leader who is eager to engage extensively with students from matriculation through their admission into the bar. This position is a full-time faculty, non-tenure-track lecturer position. The successful candidate should be available to start ideally no later than January 1, 2024, but the start date is negotiable. More information about the position is available at the following:
Baylor Law has a small student body and a collegial faculty deeply devoted to the mission of the Law School. Our primary focus is to train students to become practice-ready upon graduation.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF LAW, in the thriving and increasingly diverse coastal community of Portland, Maine, invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success/Associate Professor of Law (Director). The Director is primarily responsible for overseeing and administering the Academic Success Program, which includes bar passage, as well as for teaching courses that help students to understand learning techniques and strategies, including those necessary for succeeding on the bar exam. The position of Director is a full-time faculty position within the School of Law, with rights comparable to tenured and tenure-track faculty. The start date is negotiable. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree or its equivalent, three years of relevant experience, effective oral and written communications, and a record or promise of successful teaching and student mentoring. Members of minority groups, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others whose background would contribute to the diversity of the Law School, are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their materials early. Application materials must be submitted through the University of Maine System’s Hire Touch portal: https://maine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=82993&job=director-of-academic-success-associate-professor-of-law&collection=true. You may email any questions to [email protected].
A national leader in experiential legal education, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law features an outstanding student body, a community of nationally recognized scholar-teachers, an accomplished and highly professional staff, and over 15,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains.
The Sturm College of Law is strongly committed to preparing its students and recent graduates to pass the bar examination. To this end, the Law School invests significantly in the quality of its incoming 1L classes; supports faculty-led programs focused on academic achievement and bar success; provides students with extensive, student-specific professional advising; and closely follows developments in licensing standards across the nation.
Beginning in fall 2023, catalyzed by a multiyear philanthropic investment, the Sturm College of Law plans to
(1) hire a full-time visiting faculty member at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor to serve as Assistant Director of its Bar Success Program; and (2) partner with a third-party bar preparation provider to furnish each of its roughly 750 students and recent graduates with complimentary third-party bar preparation materials designed to prepare them more effectively for the bar examination.
The Assistant Director will work with the Director of the Bar Success Program, the Director of the Academic Achievement Program, and the third-party bar preparation provider to (1) integrate internal bar-related training with third-party bar preparation materials provided to students and recent graduates; (2) collaborate with faculty members regarding the teaching of subjects and skills likely to be tested on the bar, including the forthcoming NextGen bar examination; (3) develop and teach programming designed to advance bar success; (4) analyze data related to bar passage and incorporate future refinements to the Bar Success Program based on empirical data; and (5) furnish bar-takers with individualized and effective advice about their professional licensure options.
The position is contemplated as a three-year appointment, with the possibility of conversion to a permanent position subject to successful performance and future budgetary conditions.
- Collaborate with the Director of the Bar Success Program, the Director of the Academic Achievement Program, and the third-party bar preparation provider to integrate internal bar-related training with third-party bar preparation materials.
- Work with faculty members regarding the teaching of subjects and skills likely to be tested on the bar, including the forthcoming NextGen bar examination.
- Develop and teach programming designed to advance bar success.
- Analyze data related to bar passage and incorporate future refinements to the Bar Preparation Program based on empirical data.
- Furnish bar-takers with individualized and effective advice about their professional licensure options.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- The ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and compelling fashion
- The capacity to analyze data
- Professionalism, sound judgment, and discretion
- The demonstrated ability to work independently and with limited supervision
- The ability to function in a high-paced, collaborative work environment
- The ability to prioritize workload in an efficient and effective manner
- The capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under time constraints
- A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- Membership in the bar of one or more U.S. jurisdictions
- An understanding of the current landscape of legal licensure
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Experience teaching law students and/or early-career lawyers
- Experience with legal pedagogy
While the University's administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 28, 2023.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.
The salary range for this position is $120,000-$125,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Elon is seeking an Assistant Dean of Academic Success. The posting is here. The Assistant Dean for Academic Success is responsible for the Law School’s academic success program including creating an environment for academic success, preparing students for success in law school and on the bar exam, and working with various constituencies contributing to the academic success of students at the law school.
Sunday, August 27, 2023
SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL in Los Angeles invites applications for full-time entry-level or experienced Associate Professors of Academic Success and Bar Preparation. These non-tenure-track positions can lead to a long-term contract. AS/BP faculty vote on virtually all issues in faculty meetings, serve on faculty committees, are eligible for summer research stipends, and those who are productive scholars are eligible to apply for sabbaticals.
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.
Subject to approval from the ABA, we plan to launch a mostly asynchronous online J.D. program (with full-time and part-time options) in Fall 2024, and we hope many faculty we will hire in the coming years will teach in that program.
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.
To apply, please send your CV, professional references, research agenda, and preferred areas of teaching via email to [email protected] and put “Faculty Application” in the email subject line. Review of applications and AALS FAR forms will begin in mid- August. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom, and callback interviews will be held in person.
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Legal Writing, with an administrative appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Success. This position is part of a system of contracts progressing to presumptively renewable long-term contracts, separate from the University’s tenure stream. However, applicants with tenure from another institution may be eligible for a tenured appointment. The position will begin summer 2024.
The successful applicant will serve as Pitt Law’s first Associate Dean for Academic Success, overseeing the implementation of innovative strategies and programs to enhance students’ academic performance in law school and increase their likelihood of success on the bar exam. In cooperation with other members of the law school administration and the faculty, the Associate Dean for Academic Success will also help to shape the future direction of the law school’s curriculum. The position will report directly to the Dean and will supervise the Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Services (an existing staff position). The Associate Dean for Academic Success will also teach courses related to academic success, some or all of which may be writing courses.
Minimum requirements for the position include a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, excellent writing skills, an outstanding academic record, and professional experience in academic support as a counselor or teacher. Additional experience in bar exam preparation and familiarity with the NextGen bar exam are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be skilled at initiating and maintaining engagement with a diverse group of students, and open to input from students, administration, staff, and faculty.
Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the United States, offering 90 unique neighborhoods, a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities, and an affordable cost of living. It boasts a vibrant modern economy, driven to a significant extent by Pitt and its neighbor, Carnegie Mellon University. The city is defined by its unique topography, including the three rivers and over 400 bridges.
To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references addressed to Professor Ben Bratman, Chair, Appointments Committee, at [email protected]. Write “Academic Success Faculty Application” in the subject line of the email. Applicants are strongly urged to submit by September 8, 2023, after which the committee will begin reviewing applications.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/M/F/Vets/ Disabled). In furtherance of our strong institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we particularly welcome applications from minorities, women, and others who would add diversity to our faculty. Recruitment is subject to approval by the University’s Provost.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Wake Forest School of Law seeks a Director of Academic Excellence and Bar Support. The posting is here. The Director is responsible for the oversight and implementation of academic success and bar support programs and initiatives in support of strong educational and bar examination outcomes. Using a data-driven approach and continuous improvement mindset, the Director will set goals and measure outcomes, develop plans, and engage students to help improve their ability to succeed in their academic program, as well as recent graduates in their preparation for the bar examination.
- Manage and implement all major support services related to academic excellence and academic support.
- Develop and implement programming, including workshops, information sessions, and training on academic skills and general topics such as reading and briefing cases, time management, class preparation and participation, and exam strategies.
- Provide academic support counseling for all students who have self-engaged, who have been identified as at-risk through data analysis, or have been referred through regular, one-on-one appointments.
- Administer Academic Excellence Program (AEP) for first-year law students, identifying best practices and seeking ways to improve offerings.
- Teach one section of Critical Academic Skills Enhancement (CASE) course each Spring semester for students who require additional academic support, recruit and supervise additional instructor (if a second section is needed).
- Explore and implement innovative approaches to academic support, reviewing data and best industry best practices, revising programming and support mechanisms to meet support demands.
- Work with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to identify and support struggling or at-risk students.
- Coordination and implementation of all major services related to bar examination support, with emphasis on continuous improvement of first-time and ultimate bar passage rates.
- Develop and implement programming including workshops, information sessions, and training on various topics for students and recent graduates such as bar examination and MPRE applications, Character & Fitness, commonly tested legal subjects, and MBE strategies.
- Teach the Applied Legal Concepts course each Spring semester.
- Track bar examination taker study progress using data and predictive analytics, identifying at-risk takers and providing encouragement and support.
- Provide law school leadership team with regular updates on bar taker engagement and leverage former student relationships for motivational outreach.
- Coordinate July North Carolina bar examination support efforts in Raleigh
(e.g., lunch, staff greeters, etc.).
- Explore and implement innovative approaches to bar exam support, reviewing data and revising programming and support mechanisms to meet support demands.
- Lead school efforts to understand the NextGen bar exam, work with faculty and staff to recommend changes/additions to curriculum to address NextGen bar exam.
- Lead data coordination and tracking for ABA Bar Passage Reporting purposes, ensuring data integrity and accuracy for all first time and recent bar takers.
- Work with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to ensure ABA Bar Passage Report is accurate and submitted timely.
- Identify opportunities to visualize and report progress in academic excellence and bar support.
Additional Job Description
- Manage Academic Success and Bar Support Budget.
- Supervise Teaching Assistants for Academic Engagement Program.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Juris Doctor degree with at least three years of successful student programming administration, teaching, or a combination thereof, in law schools. Superior writing and oral communication skills. The ability to deliver difficult news and manage difficult conversations. Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team, including interface with all faculty, staff, students, and senior administrators.
Superior judgment, high resilience and energy, strong emotional intelligence, compassion and positivity, innovation, and a continuous improvement mindset. Serving as a community model the successful candidate will have sophistication in academic best practices, understanding of the state of the legal profession and law pedagogy.
Proficiency with technology and software navigation, and the ability to learn new technology.
Time Type Requirement
Note to Applicant:
This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervi
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for the tenure-track position of Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Passage, beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. Washburn Law has a unitary tenure-track with scholarship support including summer writing stipends, year-round research assistants, and funding for travel to conferences. This nine-month tenured/tenure-track position is one of five open tenured/tenure-track positions in the School of Law. The posting is here.
The Director will design a comprehensive academic enrichment program for law students, supervise other academic support professionals, teach in the academic enrichment program, direct the provision of a full range of academic enrichment services, and supervise the bar passage program. The successful candidate will have taught in a student success program, will be experienced in developing or teaching in bar exam support programs, and will have the ability to report on assessments and outcomes. It is anticipated the successful candidate will also teach selected courses as assigned. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,550 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.
The Washburn campus is located blocks from the historic state capitol. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods with well-maintained parks; and a nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site.
Washburn University School of Law moved into its new, state-of-the-art building in July 2023. The building features classrooms equipped with up-to-date recording technology, including closed captioning; a green room recording studio; and beautiful trial and appellate courtrooms.
Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.
• The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling teaching expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment, teaching a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook. They will administer and teach the academic enrichment and bar passage program and other courses as assigned.
• The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling scholarship expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment.
• The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling service expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment.
• JD degree from an ABA accredited law school.
• Demonstrated commitment to academic enrichment and bar passage.
• Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrated commitment to institutional service.
• Demonstrated potential for scholarship.
• Training or experience appropriate to teach complementary courses.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please upload a letter of interest as part of your application. Contact information for three professional references will also be collected as part of the application. If you have questions about the position please contact Professor Michelle Ewert, Chair faculty recruitment committee, at [email protected]. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts required once hired.