Director of Academic Advising & Bar Success (School of Law)

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Law
School of Law
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
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Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory Law seeks a Director of Academic Advising and Bar Success to manage the day-to-day operations of academic advising while managing initiatives for academic and bar success.  This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and partners with faculty members, including the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Students.  You will collaborate with academic deans and faculty to develop and implement metrics, goals, and targets to evaluate and modify our academic advising, academic success initiatives, and bar success initiatives. You will also analyze data regarding these initiatives and create a handbook for bar passage.  If you are a future-focused legal education practitioner seeking a next step in your career where you will be able to implement changes that have an impact, we welcome your application.



  • Oversees and manages student academic advising programs for Emory Law School, including supervision of academic advisors and English Language Specialist.
  • Integrates the advising models of different degree programs to provide personalized support to all law students throughout their academic career at Emory Law.
  • Designs, implements, and improves initiatives and strategies for both bar success and student success.
  • Manages associated staff and works with students directly.
  • Identifies trends of importance to student outcomes through the analysis of data on initiatives.  
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to develop and implement solutions and monitor outcomes.
  • Provides guidance to a team of Academic Advisors to support students with academic matters through course selection (specifically bar-tested courses and courses intended to prepare students for the bar exam), study skills, writing assistance, and other resources.
  • Assists incoming students with the academic transition to Emory Law School.
  • Manages the organization and implementation of academic support and bar exam readiness and success initiatives.
  • Oversees the Dean's Teaching Fellows (academic peer-to-peer counselors).
  • Creates, updates, and leads non-credit-bearing courses and workshops directed at student success.
  • Supports and guides others involved in this effort.
  • Assists with the management of the operating budget for the Office of Academic Engagement & Student Success and other related budgets.
  • Collaborates with faculty and other departments to design, implement, and communicate initiatives for improving student bar passage.
  • Provides students with resources to assist with bar readiness and passage.
  • In partnership with faculty, creates, updates, and leads non-credit-bearing courses and workshops directed at students for bar readiness. Supports and guides others involved in this effort.
  • Analyzes law school admission statistics, law school performance (courses taken and grades), and correlation of bar outcomes with the Institutional Research department of Emory Law.
  • Tracks student bar registration and outcomes in collaboration with Career Services, Registrar's Office, Dean's Office, and Institutional Research.
  • Remains aware of the requirements and the criteria of the Georgia bar exam and other state bar exams most frequently taken by Emory Law graduates to further support student bar readiness.
  • Maintains files and databases.
  • Assists with administration of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) and data analysis for continuous assessment and improvement, including associated research projects.
  • Coordinates and liaises with practice societies regarding academic advising activities.
  • Assists with the administration of exams for students with academic accommodations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • JD and five years of experience with legal education program administration and/or advising.
  • Passage of a bar examination in the United States.
  • Experience using educational technology.


  • Advanced coursework in education, pedagogy, data analysis, or related field.
  • Experience with educational statistics and data analysis.
  • Experience with bar data.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to departmental duties using data to provide solution-oriented options to senior leadership of an organization.


  • September 25, 2023
  • First round interviews early October, final in-person interviews occur in mid-October. The position will ideally start in early November.
    • Cover Letter - Please submit a cover letter with your resume. Detailing how you meet the preferred qualifications as well as why you are interested in working at Emory Law. 

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.



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