Experiential Learning / Externships, Legal Education, Student Life
Provides academic support and implements instructional programs under the guidance and approval of the Assistant Dean.
1. 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.
2. Through teaching courses and workshops which focus on academic development and bar preparation, enhances students' ability to outperform their statistical predictors on high stakes examinations such as the bar exam.
3. Provides regular, meaningful feedback to students on the core skills, competencies, and learning outcomes required for students and alumni.
4. Trains and supervises graders when needed.
5. Maintains and updates online learning support center websites on an ongoing basis. Coordinates and establishes teaching support platforms online.
6. Meets regularly with the Assistant Dean and coordinates Library, faculty, and administration assistance for skills workshops. Identifies and collaborates with faculty interested in assessing, improving and critiquing student skills development.
7. Regularly assists with designing and implementing the various programming and instructional segments to prepare students for success in law school, the bar exam, and practice.
8. Coordinates with Student Affairs to monitor and assist students with academic difficulties.
9. Meets with students who require personal counseling and advice about how to utilize the program and succeed in law school and on the bar exam.
10. Coordinates and creates structures for the integration of law school and community-wide resources to facilitate the delivery and development of the bar exam preparation across the curriculum.
11. Conducts, promotes, and coordinates assigned skills workshops.
12. Conducts research in appropriate, related areas, including analysis of data relating to bar passage and academic performance among students.
13. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures; county, state, and federal regulations; and accreditation requirements.
14. Performs other duties as assigned or directed by the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Professionalism or other supervisors.
1. J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and four (4) years of experience in the practice of law, or equivalent experience, is required.
2. Candidate must have passed a bar exam in a U.S. jurisdiction.
3. Knowledge of and familiarity with the content and academic requirements of law school curriculum and law related skills, to respond to the academic needs of first-year law students.
4. Demonstrated professionalism and professional excellence, including broad experience in the practice of law and the various skills necessary for students going on to practice in various fields, including legal writing, oral advocacy, research, and legal analysis.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain meaningful and positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
6. Excellent teaching and learning skills to facilitate the student learning and development related to the learning outcome goals of each course or workshop and the tutoring/coaching provided.
7. A history evidencing high self-motivation, a capacity and willingness to work hard, and strong leadership skills.
8. Advanced proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, legal research databases and resources, learning management platforms, and other technology tools utilized by legal professionals.
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.