Bradley University invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Legal Studies with a proposed start date of August 16, 2022.
The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Center for Legal Studies, the academic and career resource center for Bradley University undergraduate students and alumni interested in legal education and the legal profession. This is a full time administrative/teaching position on a ten-month contract, with occasional evening or weekend activities. The individual serving as Director must have sufficient experience and stature in the practice of the law to represent and promote the Center for Legal Studies with members of the local legal community. The Director reports to the Associate Provost. A statement of the duties of the Director are listed below.
The Director must have a law degree, three years of experience as a practicing attorney, and strong networks in the Illinois legal community. Teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required. Enthusiasm for advising, teaching, and working with students is essential. The preferred candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, work well within a team model, and have a demonstrated commitment to working effectively with diverse students. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for at least three professional references through ADP. Please submit all materials at the time of initial application.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2022 and continue until position is filled.
Statement of duties of the Center for Legal Studies Director:
- Administrative oversight of the Center for Legal Studies. This includes maintaining a budget provided by the university, maintenance of a resource library, website and social media, as well as supervising, in cooperation with the Health Professions Advising Center Director, a part time administrative assistant.
- Development, implementation, and improvement of academic programming for the Center for Legal Studies. Currently, the Director teaches an introductory course on the legal profession and facilitates a capstone experience. The Director also selects and oversees adjunct faculty for additional courses in support of the Legal Studies minor.
- Manages the Pre-Law internship program, promoting the Center for Legal Studies to external constituencies, including networking with the local legal community.
- Academic advisement of students enrolled in the Legal Studies Minor.
- Advising the University’s Pre-Law Club.
- Advisement and centralized tracking of students and alumni expressing an interest in legal education and the legal profession.
- Assisting students and alumni with LSAT preparation, law school application process, and law school selection.
- Collaboration with other academic and administrative units of the university, including the Smith Career Center, Admissions, and all five colleges in the university.
- Serving as a liaison to law schools, and hosting events on campus for students to meet with law school admissions representatives.
- Seeking advice from, and regularly communicating with, the Center for Legal Studies’ advisory board