Charleston School of Law

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Charleston School of Law seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success, responsible for the following:

  • Prepare and teach a set curriculum for academic and bar success, including orientation and a combination of some of the following courses: Academic Skills (a required 1L course), Legal Skills (a required 2L course that focuses on the MPT and career-focused skills), and Bar Preparation (a required 3L course). Grade and provide feedback to students.
  • Provide post-graduate bar support and programming, which includes supplemental workshops and one-on-one meetings with graduates as necessary.
  • Meet with and assist students on academic probation, who are at-risk, or who otherwise seek assistance with success in law school.
  • Provide leadership in adapting our curriculum and academic success initiatives given rising admissions credentials and the anticipated rollout of the NextGen bar exam in 2026.
  • Supervise 3 full-time and 1 part-time academic support professionals (who teach a mix of the courses listed above), as well as several adjunct professors and student fellows.
  • Serve on the Dean’s Executive Leadership Team. Qualifications, Requirements, and Preferred Experience: 1. A Juris Doctor degree is required. 2. Bar licensure (active or inactive) in a U.S. jurisdiction is required. 3. Prior experience in academic support and bar support is required. 4. Prior experience supervising other academic support personnel is preferred. 5. Experience teaching academic and bar success courses, such as 1L academic skills, MPT courses, and bar preparation courses, is preferred. 6. Knowledge of the NextGen bar exam is preferred. 7. Good interpersonal skills and a commitment to student success are required. 8. Experience interpreting and using student success data to drive decision-making is preferred. 9. Familiarity with the relevant ABA standards is required.Application requirements: Complete applications consist of a cover letter and resume. Please send application packages as a single PDF to: Laura Morse Human Resources Administrator Charleston School of Law By email to: lmorse@charlestonlaw.edu Or by mail to: P.O. Box 535, Charleston, SC 29402, Attn: Laura Morse Review of applications begins immediately. For fullest consideration, please apply by May 15, 2022.

The Charleston School of Law offers a comprehensive Academic and Bar Success Program that starts with Orientation and follows students through their bar licensure. We are excited to be adding to our team with a role focused on Bar Success. This role is a teaching administrator and will have a 12-month contract. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2022.

The Law School seeks applications from all candidates whose teaching, service, or research interests will promote the School’s mission of excellent teaching, community service, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the commitment to this mission, a curriculum vitae, and any teaching evaluations (if applicable) to csolhr@charlestonlaw.edu. For full consideration, applicants should apply by April 30, 2022, although we recommend submission of materials as soon as possible.

The Charleston School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected class.

Assistant Director/Director for Bar Success

  • Title will be commensurate with experience
  • This role will focus on programming in the second and third year. This role will be involved in orientation and counseling of probation students in their second and third year.

The teaching package includes Legal Skills in the Fall and Bar Preparation in the Spring. Legal Skills is a two-credit hour course that focuses on reinforcing critical legal practice and legal writing skills through use of the MPT. The final semester Bar Preparation course focuses on MBE and MEE approach. In the summer, this position will work with July bar exam takers. All courses have department wide curriculum.

Applicants must have passed a bar examination, with a preference for a UBE jurisdiction. Prior Academic and Bar Success experience is preferred but not required.

About the Charleston School of Law

Charleston School of Law is an ABA fully-accredited institution reinvigorating the study of law by offering a rich, comprehensive three-year program rooted in excellence. Our campus is located in the Upper King Street district of historic, downtown Charleston. The Law School was founded in 2003 with a mission to instill the values of public service and professionalism in its graduates. Key goals for the Law School are student success and providing opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

The Law School prides itself on having a talented and accessible faculty and staff. Princeton Review regularly ranks Charleston School of Law as a top institution for faculty accessibility, teaching quality, and resources for women. The School’s Faculty bring significant practice experience to the classroom and include former law firm partners, state and federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and military veterans. The Law School is dedicated to maintaining a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff that fosters an appreciation for and understanding of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston School of Law was founded with the motto, Pro Bono Populi.  Through a commitment to experiential learning and public service, Charleston Law has consistently achieved its objective to deliver exceptional legal education and prepare graduates to provide legal services “for the good of people.” 

As an integral part of that commitment, the Department of Career Services exists to facilitate and maximize student professional identity development through direct advising and coaching, exposure to employment opportunities for students and graduates, promoting excellence in all aspects of the legal hiring process, helping students develop distinct networking skills, and establishing ongoing mentoring relationships with faculty members, practitioners, and alumni. 

To assist in achieving our objectives, Charleston Law seeks applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Director of Career Services.  The ideal candidate will work successfully on individual projects and as part of a team, is an excellent communicator, is detail-oriented, is very organized, enjoys working with students and is comfortable pursuing and establishing fruitful relationships with alumni and prospective legal employers. 

Working with Students

  • Provide one-on-one career development counseling services for an assigned cohort of students and alumni including reviewing/editing resumes, cover letters, and other job application documents; preparing students for legal job interviews; and providing targeted advice on career choices and professionalism.
  • Deliver classroom presentations to students regarding career path planning fundamentals as part of first semester Foundations for Legal Success
  • Assist in developing, coordinating, and delivering career-related programming including the On-Campus Interview, Resume Collect, Law Links, and Mock Interview Programs, the fall and spring Career Series, annual Speed Networking and Solo Practice Seminar events, workshops for summer job experiences, and the on-campus Career Fair.
  • Educate students about availability, logistics, and advantages of federal government honors program, post-graduate LL.M. programs, job fairs, fellowships, and state and federal judicial clerkships, with a special focus on equipping students from historically under-represented backgrounds.
  • Communicate with recent graduates to acquire relevant graduate employment information for use in annual ABA and NALP reporting.
  • Help with developing career-related content for weekly Career newsletter and social media.

Working with Attorneys, Judges, Alumni, and other Law Schools

  • Undertake consistent outreach and relationship development with attorneys, judges, law firms, and legal employers, with a special focus on Charleston School of Law graduates, to increase meaningful job opportunities for current students and graduates.
  • Expand employer recruitment efforts in markets outside of Charleston, including Rock Hill, Greenville, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.
  • Facilitate Reciprocity requests from Charleston School of Law students and students from other law schools.

Work Interactions

  • Reports directly to the Director of Career Services.
  • Work closely with Director of Career Services, Assistant Dean, Director of Public Service and Pro Bono, Director of Externships, Career Development Coordinator and Student Affairs Specialist to develop student development and support resources and programming.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, juris doctor degree is preferred. Other advanced degrees will be considered if in a related field such as higher education, law, counseling and/or management.
  • Experience in the practice of law, higher education, student interaction/counseling, teaching, sales, or a related field is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of working successfully within a team is essential.

Other Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable speaking to groups and reaching out to develop new relationships.
  • Ability to handle projects individually and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency working within computer-based programs including Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Pro, and willingness to master and maintain internal digital program for job postings and departmental resources.
  • Ability to counsel students regarding preparation of professional job-related documents.
  • Organizational skills, time management, attention to detail and commitment to confidentiality are essential.
  • Ability to multi-task is a necessity.
  • Ability to navigate complex problems and offer strategic solutions.
  • Flexibility and commitment to periodically work long hours and/or irregular hours, especially in August, September, or May.

Assistant Director of Student Wellness and Success

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston School of Law was founded with the motto, Pro Bono Populi.  Through a commitment to experiential learning and public service, Charleston Law has consistently achieved its objective to deliver exceptional legal education and prepare graduates to provide legal services “for the good of people.”

As an integral part of that commitment, the Office of Student Affairs exists to enrich and support the student educational experience by promoting and facilitating student involvement, wellness, professionalism, and professional identity formation.

To assist in achieving our objectives, Charleston Law seeks applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Director of Student Affairs, which will have a focus on Student Wellness.  The ideal candidate will work successfully on individual projects and as part of a team, is an excellent communicator, has a positive attitude, is detail-oriented, is very organized, is passionate about promoting behaviors and habits that improve wellness, and enjoys working with students and wellness partners.

Working with Students

  • Serve as primary wellness advisor to students.
  • Provide situational mental health assessment, guidance, and referrals.
  • Develop, promote, and expand the delivery of wellness programming for students to improve physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being.
  • Serve as liaison to student leaders and organizations for event planning and programming.
  • Engage in leadership development and training for student Executive Leadership Council.
  • Promote, develop, and implement mental health training and resources across campus.
  • Act as primary liaison to American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar, and National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals committees focused on lawyer and law student mental health.

Working with Student Affairs Team Members

  • Provide immediate support and backup for Associate Dean of Students in daily functions.
  • Assist in planning and delivering school-wide events like Fall Convocation, Fall Back to School Party, Fall and Spring Exam Breaks, December Hooding Ceremony, Awards Day, and Spring Commencement.
  • Assist in planning and delivery of Professional Identity Development Series.
  • Participate in preparation of Annual Security Report, administration of Law School Survey of Student Engagement, management of student-related Title IX issues, and communications with Judicial Board.
  • Assist with office-wide strategic planning and decision-making.

Work Interactions

  • Reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students.
  • Works closely with Associate Dean of Students, Student Affairs Specialist, Associate Director of Career Services, Dean’s Office and staff, Director of Public Service and Pro Bono, Director of Externships, and Career Development Coordinator to develop student development and support resources and programming.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; juris doctor degree or master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or mental health is preferred.
  • Experience in the practice of law, higher education, student interaction/counseling, wellness training, teaching, or a related field is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of working successfully within a team is essential.

Other Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable speaking to groups and developing new relationships with wellness partners.
  • Ability to handle projects individually and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency working within computer-based programs including Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Adobe Pro.
  • Ability to counsel and advise students regarding professional identity formation and implementation of wellness principles.
  • Organizational skills, time management, attention to detail and commitment to confidentiality are essential.
  • Ability to multi-task is a necessity.
  • Ability to navigate complex problems and offer creative, strategic solutions.
  • Flexibility and commitment to periodically work long hours and/or irregular hours, especially in August, September, January, or May.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest in and suitability for this position along with a resume.

Please send resumes to:
Laura Morse
Human Resources Administrator
Charleston School of Law

By email to:

csolhr@charlestonlaw.edu

Or by mail to:

P.O. Box 535
Charleston, SC 29402
Attn: Laura Morse

Chief Financial Officer The Charleston School of Law seeks resumes for a full-time CFO responsible for the following:
  • Serve as CFO/Treasurer with responsibility for receipt of income, payment of obligations, accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Serve on the Dean’s Senior Leadership team.
  • Plan and authorize expenditures, monitor overall budget and financial position of the school, coordinate annual budget process with Dean.
  • Advise the Dean on budget forecasts and assist with long-term financial planning.
  • Supervise the Bursar office functions including billing of tuition, receipt of tuition payments, recording of student loans, disbursing loan overages, and maintaining good student relationships. Maintain compliance with applicable regulations regarding receipt and disbursement of student loans as applies to Bursar function.
  • Supervise and monitor accounts payable function to ensure prompt and accurate payment of obligations and maintenance of vendor relationships. Monitor operating cash requirements, travel requests, and the use of company issued credit cards.
  • In coordination with the HR Department, payroll preparation, submission, review, and payroll system reporting. Review quarterly and annual payroll tax returns.
  • Manage and oversee relationship with independent auditors regarding the annual audit and tax filings. Prepare and submit information requested for the financial audit. Work with auditors to resolve questions. Submit completed audits by June 30 to Dept. of Education via EZ Audit System.
  • Ensure that employee and employer 401k contributions are accurately and timely submitted. Prepare annual questionnaires and reports as required by 401k plan for preparation of tax return and other filings.
  • Compile and prepare the financial areas of other required reports, such as the ABA Questionnaire, IPEDs; prepare and submit tax filings such as 1098-T forms, 1099’s and business licenses.
  • Review adjunct spreadsheet and contracts and supervise adjunct payments
Qualifications and Requirements:
  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required. CPA Designation or Advanced Degree is required
  2. A minimum of 10 years’ Minimum of ten years related financial and business experience.
  3. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel, and financial statement preparation required. Collaborative management and working style, strong analytical and planning skills, knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, and attention to detail required.
Charleston School of Law is an ABA fully accredited institution reinvigorating the study of law by offering a rich, comprehensive three-year program rooted in excellence. Our campus is located in the Upper King Street district of historic, downtown Charleston. The Law School was founded in 2003 with a mission to instill the values of public service and professionalism in its graduates. Key goals for the Law School are student success and providing opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in the profession. The Law School prides itself on having a talented and accessible faculty and staff. Princeton Review regularly ranks Charleston School of Law as a top institution for faculty accessibility, teaching quality, and resources for women. The School’s Faculty bring significant practice experience to the classroom and include former law firm partners, state and federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and military veterans. The Law School is dedicated to maintaining a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff that fosters an appreciation for and understanding of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Please send resumes to: Laura Morse Human Resources Administrator P.O. Box 535 Charleston, SC 29402 Attn: Laura Morse

Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina, welcomes applications to fill up to three fulltime Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing (LRAW) faculty positions. Ideal candidates will show commitment to becoming stellar teachers and passionate, enthusiastic colleagues, who are willing to invest considerable energy and effort in service and institution building by collaborating with the rest of the faculty to achieve excellence at the School of Law. We value candidates with practice experience who will bring the real world of lawyering to the classroom. We also value previous teaching experience, including as adjunct faculty, at a law school or college. Candidates should hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, however, completion of visiting assistant professor programs, fellowships, Ph.D. degrees, and LL.M. degrees are not pre-requisites. We are looking, instead, for a demonstrated ability to grow into the role of teacher and scholar.

LRAW faculty teach LRAW I in the fall and LRAW II in the spring, which are divided between objective and persuasive writing, respectively. Both courses are three credits and involve instruction in legal research, analysis, writing, and citation. LRAW faculty are eligible for overload courses in doctrinal and skills courses for extra compensation. They are also eligible for research assistance, and travel and professional development funds equal to those of doctrinal faculty. The dean is a former legal writing professor and supportive of the LRAW program and its faculty. 

LRAW faculty hired at the entry-level become eligible for presumptively renewable, long-term contracts after the third year of service. To become eligible for a long-term contract, LRAW faculty must show evidence of teaching excellence, service to the Law School, and scholarliness. LRAW faculty may chair and serve on all committees aside from tenure-track hiring and promotion committees. LRAW faculty coach moot court and trial advocacy teams, and are faculty advisers to student organizers and publications.

Charleston School of Law is an ABA fully-accredited institution reinvigorating the study of law by offering a rich, comprehensive three-year program rooted in excellence. Our campus is located in the Upper King Street district of historic, downtown Charleston. The Law School was founded in 2003 with a mission to instill the values of public service and professionalism in its graduates. Key goals for the Law School are student success and providing opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

The Law School prides itself on having a talented and accessible faculty and staff. Princeton Review regularly ranks Charleston School of Law as a top institution for faculty accessibility, teaching quality, and resources for women. The School’s Faculty bring significant practice experience to the classroom and include former law firm partners, state and federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and military veterans. The Law School is dedicated to maintaining a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff that fosters an appreciation for and understanding of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Law School seeks applications from all candidates whose teaching, service, or research interests will promote the School’s mission of excellent teaching, community service, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the commitment to this mission, a curriculum vitae, research agenda, and any teaching evaluations received to the chair of the LRAW Faculty Recruitment Committee, Legal Writing Professor Jennifer North, at the email facultyrecruitment@charlestonlaw.edu. For full consideration, applicants should apply by March 31, 2022, although we recommend submission of materials as soon as possible.

The Charleston School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected class. 

The Charleston School of Law seeks resumes for the part-time position of Technical Services Assistant. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented, with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  The Technical Services Assistant will provide assistance to the Library Systems and Technical Services Specialist in the maintenance of the law library’s materials.  This position will add, label, and shelve new resources for the library collections, assist in projects pertaining to the maintenance of library materials and the electronic catalog, as well as sort and label incoming mail.  This role is also responsible for performing routine shelf checks and collection management.   

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  1. High school degree is required. Enrollment in higher education is preferred; 
  2. Someone who is detail-oriented and enjoys being involved in projects from beginning to end;
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer skills; 
  4. Strong and accurate oral and written communication skills; 
  5. Organizational skills, time management, a high level of attention to detail and confidentiality are essential; 
  6. Ability to take direction and work effectively with others as a team player; 
  7. Prior formal or informal training experience.  

Please send resumes to: 

LAURA MORSE / HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

Or by mail to:

P.O. Box 535
Charleston, South Carolina 29402
Attn: Laura Morse

The Charleston School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected class.