Experiential Learning / Externships, Legal Education, Student Life
Assistant Dean, Academic Success & Professionalism Program administers and assesses the existing academic support, and bar preparation programs, and executes strategies designed to strengthen academic success, focusing on initiatives to increase skills development and bar passage rates.
The first priority of all members of the College of Law is to serve our clients--the applicants, students, and alumni. Therefore, Professors of Practice will not be limited by this job description but will perform whatever tasks are assigned by supervisor(s). Professors of Practice will be readily available, responsive, and accessible to students and other constituents of the College of Law. Primary responsibilities will be teaching and providing academic support to the students and alumni studying for the bar exam.
Administers all aspects of academic success and professionalism instruction, individual academic support services, and bar examination preparation for students and graduates, including teaching in and/or administering the relevant courses.
Develops programs, workshops and events that provide academic assistance for all students to improve foundational skills including logic, critical reading comprehension, essay writing, legal issue identification, and legal analysis skills.
Plans and organizes workshops designed to assist students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, bar application and admission process, and preparation to enter law practice.
Designs and implements assessment tools to identify "at-risk" students at each phase of their program participation to provide relevant remediation for each student to help improve retention and bar passage.
Designs and implements innovative academic and bar readiness programs.
Develops learning outcomes, exercises, and assessment tools designed to help students develop into self-regulated learners consistent with College of Law strategic goals, ABA accreditation, and SACS accreditation requirements.
Counsels and works with students in individual and small group sessions, and providing intensive support for graduates during the bar review period as they prepare for the bar exam.
Collaborates with commercial bar review programs, works with the alumni department on the alumni mentoring program, tracks at-risk students, develops assessment tools, and prepares bar exam statistics and reports.
Implements a program to track and report bar passage information and programming assessments with outcomes focused on improving existing programs.
Represents the College of Law at and participates in outside conferences and other events organized for and/or by bar preparation or academic support professionals.
Performs other duties as directed or required by the Dean.
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and three (3) years education and law teaching experience, academic counseling, tutoring or experience in an academic success and bar preparation programs.
Passage on a bar exam in a U.S. jurisdiction.
Demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience, and engaging presentation skills.
Experience with curriculum design, including an understanding of educational learning theory, best practices in teaching pedagogy, and individual learning styles.
Understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.
About Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
Innovative teaching and a 21st-century curriculum set the Shepard Broad College of Law apart from other law schools. Graduates here don't just earn a degree-they encounter the real spirit and practice of law. Our pioneering combination of academics and clinical experience gives our students the knowledge and skills they need to hit the ground running and launch a successful career in the highly competitive legal marketplace upon graduation. Courses are taught by a highly visible and accomplished faculty made up of teacher practitioners. They are actively involved in the legal field as practicing attorneys, scholars, and judges. We think clinical education is so important that third-year law students are guaranteed a place in one of our clinics. Students also spend part of their final year in 12-week, full-time internships in a law office, under the close supervision of a faculty member.
From day one, students learn the day-to-day realities of the legal profession. The Legal Research and Writing Program integrates practice, professionalism, and the latest technology with legal theory. Our unique Critical Skills Program prepares students for the transition from lay person to law... student to practicing lawyer, focusing on effective legal study techniques, analytical and written Bar Exam skills, and the work of a real lawyer in the real world. With a wireless environment, laptop computers, and interactive digital video technology, the NSU College of Law has consistently been recognized as one of the most technologically advanced law schools in the country.
We also offer online master's degree programs in health law and education law to non-law professionals, preparing graduates to advance their careers in their chosen professions. Our dual-degree law programs with the University of Venice and the University of Barcelona give students a unique opportunity to study both the common law system in the United States and the civil law systems of Italy or Spain. Students who successfully complete the program and satisfy the appropriate bar requirements can qualify for admission to the bar in Italy or Spain and the United States. All will be able to engage in transactional practice in the European Union, and those who complete the Barcelona program will be able to be admitted on motion in most Latin American countries.