Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Jun 5 2018 Job Description:
Budget Title: Senior Academic Advisor (SL-4)
The pre-law advisor provides educational services and support to all Binghamton University students and recent graduates who are interested in attending law school or pursuing legal careers. Responsibilities of the pre-law advisor include:
Providing information on the curricular and co-curricular opportunities required to develop the skills and experiences required for success in law school
Providing information on law schools, including rankings and other statistics, and evaluating advisees' chances of obtaining admission to particular programs
Assisting advisees with the law school application process, including the personal statement, letters of recommendation, LSATs, etc.
Providing support and offering relevant resources for underrepresented students
Advising on the financial aspects of law school, including costs and income expectations
Coordinating pre-law activities on campus, including speakers, training sessions, etc.
Coordinating communication with the Harpur Law Council, other alumni in the legal field, and faculty and staff on campus
Pre-law advising resides in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office. The pre-law advisor works closely with faculty and staff in a busy, collaborative environment. Additionally, the pre-law advisor will:
Participate in New Student Orientation and recruitment events
Offer programs, workshops, and outreach to assist students as they make their decision whether to pursue law school
Connect with pre-law student groups and faculty
Coordinate the annual campus Law Day
Collect law school admission data and prepare an annual pre-law report
Maintain and promote a network of faculty, attorneys and law students as advising resources
Connect with pre-law advisors and law school admissions representatives
Write dean's letters and process bar statements
Review and award pre-law scholarships
Provide general academic advising as needed
The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-disciplined, and able to work independently and as a part of a team.
3 - 5 years of experience in higher education or legal setting
Understanding of, appreciation for, and proven experience working with diverse constituencies
Effective and professional communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to participate in evening/weekend programming (occasional travel will be necessary)
Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills
Proven ability to complete responsibilities in a professional and timely manner
Knowledge and understanding of college student population, particularly pre-law students
Demonstrated understanding of law school admissions
Experience with PowerPoint, website maintenance, database management, and Excel
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
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