Director of Academic Success and CLASP (Comprehensive Legal Academic Success Program) Counselor

Summary

Responsible for managing all aspects of the Academic Success Program with the primary goal of enhancing the
learning and study skills of students while providing specialized and targeted assistance for students at risk.

Essential
Duties

1. INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC COUNSELING:

(a) Provide intensive individual academic
counseling to students on academic probation and advise them on various academic issues, including probation matters.

(b) Provide individual academic counseling to all students considered at-risk and/or those seeking to improve
their academic performance.

(c) Advise and approve course selections for students with CGPA below 2.20
with the goal of providing a balanced legal education that aims to improve students’ success in law school and on the bar exam.

(d) Assess individual students’ learning styles and assist students in identifying the most effective study
plans and strategies. Review and provide individual feedback on students’ practice exams, outlines, and overall study and exam-taking
skills. Upon request by students or faculty, conduct individual exam reviews with students. 

(e)
Monitor progress of students at-risk or on probation.

(f) Maintain resource center of study aids and
practice exam materials for students’ utilization and review.

2. OVERSEE ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAM:

(a) Maintain primary responsibility for all aspects of academic success program, with the primary goal of enhancing the learning and
law school skills of students while in law school.

(b) Maintain responsibility for training CLASP
Counselors on providing individual academic counseling to all students, particularly those considered “at-risk” or on probation.

(c) Maintain resource center of study aids and practice exam materials for students’ utilization and review.

(d) Select, train, and supervise Dean’s Study Fellows to lead learning lab workshops to assist all students
with developing and enhancing their law school skills and to help them make the transition into law school (1Ls) and to continue to succeed
as they progress through law school.

(e) Prepare Dean’s Study Fellow Handbook that outlines specific
duties, responsibilities, policies, and program schedules.

(f) Work collaboratively with participating
faculty members who sponsor a Dean’s Study Fellow who will utilize the subject matter taught in class to teach the study skills in context;
act as a liaison between the professor and the Dean’s Study Fellows and the students regarding student understanding of the material.

(g) Design lesson plans and materials for workshops and for regular student emails offering assistance which
focus on skills-based curriculum including time management, case briefing, class preparation, outlining, and exam-taking skills utilizing
ASP pedagogy.

(h) Collect and maintain records on student participation in learning lab program and
academic success program; collect and study student evaluations of program for making continued improvements and adjustments to overall
program.

(i) Monitor Dean’s Study Fellows’ “billable hours” and university timesheets to ensure proper
time and effort is devoted to program.

(j) Coordinate with other CLASP counselors to disseminate
information provided in workshops and to facilitate workshops and programming.

(k) Assist in the
collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data, performance, and outcome measures and assessments consistent with ABA standards.

3. WRITING CENTER:

(a) Select, train, and supervise Dean’s Writing Fellows to assist students
with their law school-related writing in the areas of grammar, punctuation, structure, style, and citations.

(b) Prepare Dean’s Writing Fellow Handbook that outlines specific duties, responsibilities, policies, and procedures.

(c) Work collaboratively with participating Legal Research and Writing (LRW) faculty who sponsor a Dean’s
Writing Fellow to assist the professor’s students with student writing assignments.

(d) Plan and organize
workshops designed to assist students with legal grammar and citations for LRW assignments and the Upper Level Writing Requirement
(ULWR).

(e) Collect and maintain records on student visits to the Writing Center; collect and study
student evaluations of program for making continued improvements and adjustments to overall program.

(f)
Monitor Dean’s Writing Fellows’ “billable hours” and university timesheets to ensure proper time and effort is devoted to services provided
by the Writing Center.

4. CLASP COUNSELOR AND BAR PREPARATION PROGRAM:

(a) Provide counseling and
mentorship to Barry Law students and graduates regarding all aspects of the bar preparation process. 

(b) Teach at least one designated CLASP course per semester, as needed.

(c) Counsel and advise
students regarding bar applications and admission to the bar.

(d) Assist the CLASP department in
designing and implementing in-school bar preparation programming, as well as supplementary programming for graduates sitting for the bar
exam, as needed.

(e) Continually evaluate student progress, identifying which students appear to be
struggling or at-risk; initiate and maintain contact with those at-risk students.

(f) Monitor compliance
with student requirements stemming from assigned mentees’ performance in law school and on the comprehensive exam, consistent with
requirements outlined in the student handbook.

(g) Compile data and maintain records for inclusion in
student portfolios; evaluate and adjust mentorship as necessary.

5. ADMISSION TO OATH PROGRAM:

(a)
Exercise primary responsibility for implementing all aspects of the Admission to Oath program. 

(b)
Work collaboratively with Assistant Dean of Admissions, Faculty Admissions Committee, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs on Admission to
Oath curriculum and programming.

(c) Design, coordinate, and implement pre-law school program in
conjunction with admissions, media relations, special events, the library, faculty, and CLASP, to prepare students to succeed at Barry
University School of Law.

(d) Select, train, and supervise pre-law academic counselors to maintain
contact with admitted students throughout the A2O program.

(e) Collect and maintain records on
participation in Admission to Oath program; collect and study evaluations of program for making continued improvements and adjustments to
overall program.

6. SCHOLARSHIP:

(a) Remain educated on ASP pedagogy, trends, and
developments.

(b) Attend professional conferences aimed to improve students’ success.

7. FACULTY
COMMITTEE:

(a) Serve on Academic Standards Committee and other committees as needed to provide data,
information, feedback, and research utilized to study all components of the law school’s Academic Success Program, beginning with
admissions, pre-orientation, orientation, and first year components, and continuing with upper level components through bar exam
preparation. Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of student data, performance, and outcome measures and assessments
consistent with ABA standards. Collaborate with other members of the Committee to provide facts and information that form the basis of
recommendations to the Committee to make sound decisions regarding standards and development of services to enhance students’ academic
performance and improved bar passage.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school with
    strong academic records;
  • Admission to a state bar;
  • 3-5 years of related work experience;
  • At least one year
    experience teaching legal writing/legal methods, or working in academic support and/or counseling law students from diverse
    backgrounds;
  • Legal work experience in private practice, non-profit organizations, government, corporate, or judicial clerkship
    preferred.

Benefits: Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health,
dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs,
spirituality in the workplace, and training and development.

Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse
and inclusive work environment.

The employment process will consist of the completion of an application, background and reference checks, interviews, and skill assessment testing where applicable.

Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs, spirituality in the workplace and training and development.

Barry University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barry University does not discriminate applicants or employees for terms of employment on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability status, veteran status or any other terms prohibited under county ordinance, state or federal law.

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