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Director, Second Year Legal Research Writing and Analysis Program - Antonin Scalia Law School

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA811z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three work-related professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Law School and Law Library
Alternate Department Description

Law Instruction

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Role (State) Job Title Director, Second Year Legal Research Writing and Analysis Program - Antonin Scalia Law School
Working Title Director, Second Year Legal Research Writing and Analysis Program - Antonin Scalia Law School
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA811z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7037
Working Hours
Location Arlington
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Director, Second Year Legal Research Writing and Analysis Program – Antonin Scalia Law School

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the Director, Second-Year Legal Research, Writing and Analysis (LWRA) Program position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and management of program for instructing second-year law students in legal research, writing and analysis; instruction of one section each semester of second-year students; and oversight and management of Adjuncts Instructors to program;
  • Teach one section of second-year LRWA courses: LRWA III – Appellate Writing (Fall) and LRWA IV – Legal Drafting (Spring);
  • Hire and manage LRWA adjunct faculty, including semester debriefs; and kick off meetings, preparing semester specific materials, classroom visits, and teaching feedback;
  • Draft/create all second-year LRWA course materials, including bench briefs, case charts, appellate record, and project memos;
  • Manage second-year LRWA programs including: creating and posting class materials (PowerPoint/class exercises, etc.); monitoring and resolving student registration and waitlist issues; monitoring adjunct grade reporting; teaching one course section; handling student requests for project extensions; responding to student questions/concerns; contacting students with attendance or low performance issues; and ensuring that final grades comport with law school academic regulations and grading policies;
  • Collaborate with the Director, First-Year LRWA Program regarding LRWA program as a whole;
  • Coordinate research and general program support with law school reference librarians; and
  • Coordinate with student-run Moot Court Board regarding Law School Upper Class Competition, including providing bench brief and mooting questions.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. is required; and
  • Significant relevant legal experience; minimum five years is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic experience is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA811z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three work-related professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: May 16, 2017
Posting Date 04/19/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents