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Assistant Dean for Academic Success

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: School of Law, Academic Support

The Assistant Dean will coordinate, supervise, and teach in Pepperdine Law’s academic support and bar support programs. He or she will report to the Associate Dean for Student Success and will work collaboratively with faculty and other members of the law school administration.


  • Develop and manage academic and bar support programs, events, and outreach.
  • Plan, coordinate, and teach the 1L Law Exam Workshop and an upper-division academic success course in the fall and spring semesters. Help plan, coordinate, and co-teach the 3L Bar Exam Workshop course in the fall and spring semesters. Plan, coordinate, staff, teach workshops, and work directly with recent graduates in the summer bar support program.
  • Train and supervise full-time and adjunct faculty and staff who work in the academic success and bar support programs.
  • Compile, gather, and analyze data on all aspects of academic success and bar support programs to help inform and develop them, with a continuing goal of improving students' success in law school and on the bar exam.
  • Stay abreast and regularly inform the deans and faculty of best practices and trends in law school academic success and bar support programs. Together, with a team of part-time faculty and administrators, supervise and delegate administrative aspects of the academic success and bar support programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school required. Experience with legal pedagogy and academic and bar support required.

Preferred: California Bar strongly preferred. At least five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a restricted, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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