Business Development, Executive Legal Management, Professional Legal Management
Directs, plans, coordinates, and supervises the operation and activities of the Office of Academic Success Programs; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large. Works under general supervision of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and/or the Associate Dean of Bar Success with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
This is a full-time, 12 month staff position that serves as the Director for Academic Success Programs. The successful candidate will begin no later than August 2019. The Director's primary responsibility will be to work with students to help them develop the skills needed to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and first-time bar passage.
designing and implementing academic success programs
delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic success for all law students from orientation until graduation
working one-on-one with students on academic probation or self-referred to help them develop habits and methods to improve their academic performance
teaching academic success workshops related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam-taking, and life skills
teaching one or two sections of Introduction to the Study of Law, a fall 1L course taught by multiple faculty/staff
coordinating the tutoring program with doctrinal professors
providing academic counseling for students
participating in the larger community for academic success professionals through regular attendance or presentations at conferences and other relevant endeavors to support the Assistant Dean’s professional development
collaborating with the Associate Dean for Bar Success with the School of Law’s bar exam preparation programs
Required Qualifications: A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Plus five years progressively responsible experience. Successful passage of a bar examination. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.
Juris Doctor degree from an ABA approved law school
Successful passage of a bar exam
Record of conference presentations and/or presentations in the field of academic success
Experience in academic success programs at a law school
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Required Attachments: Cover Letter & Resume
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Internal Number: 16888
About Texas Tech Univesity
Texas Tech Univeristy:
Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university and academically, most diverse. Founded in 1923, Texas Tech University is a major doctoral research institution offering 150 undergraduate degree programs thru 11 academic colleges, 101 masters, and 56 doctoral degrees. Programs are also available through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which shares the main campus and Angelo State University. Texas Tech University enrollment totaled 30,399. Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas on the High Plains of West Texas. Approximately 233,740 people live in the metropolitan area. The 1,839-acre campus is one of the nation’s largest. Texas Tech operates an agricultural research farm of 16,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle, a 411-acre educational facility in Junction, a 980-acre Lubbock County Field Laboratory, a 90-acre natural science and archeological field laboratory in Val Verde County and Reese Center, a multi-facility research and industrial campus located in Lubbock, Texas. Regional Health Sciences Centers are located in Amarillo, El Paso, and Odessa. The university is committed to enhancing the ...cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
About Texas Tech Law:
Texas Tech University School of Law boasts a rich history spanning more than 45 years. In the 1930s, Alvin R. Allison, a self-described “country lawyer from Levelland,” could not afford to attend one of the three American Bar Association-accredited law schools in Texas. Instead of attending law school, he earned his law license by apprenticing under a local attorney for two years and passing the Texas Bar Examination in 1934.
His struggle to become a lawyer inspired his quest to establish a law school in West Texas at his alma mater, Texas Technological College. The Texas Tech Board of Directors hired Richard B. Amandes as the School of Law’s first dean in 1966, and in 1967, the first class, comprised of 72 students, enrolled at Texas Tech Law. The ABA granted accreditation to the school in August 1970, which followed accreditation from the Supreme Court of Texas in 1968. In 1969, Texas Tech Law gained membership to the Association of American Law Schools.
Since opening, the School of Law has graduated thousands of students, including the first woman to head a major federal law enforcement agency, the Army’s highest-ranked military legal officer, and some of the nation’s top litigators.
Texas Tech Law offers a robust clinical program, three academic centers, nine dual-degree programs, three concentration programs, a regional externship program, a recognized legal practice program, and a competitive advocacy program that has earned 31 national and international championships.
Ranked second in student satisfaction among U.S. law schools and six-time ranked “Best Value Law School” by The National Jurist, it is no surprise that Texas Tech Law attracts professors who are passionate about teaching. In fact, Texas Tech Law professors have won the University’s Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award in two of the past four years, and five professors have been recognized with the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award since 2010. The Princeton Review has named Texas Tech Law professors among the nation's most accessible, and for three consecutive years, Texas Tech Law was listed in the top-25 law schools for Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.
With quality students, talented faculty, and devoted staff, the School of Law continues to produce gifted attorneys who work across the state, region and country.