LSAT Instructor
The Skadden Honors Program in Legal Studies at The City College of New York - New York, NY

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Position: LSAT Instructor

Reports to: Deputy Director

Program Description

Launched at the City College of New York (CCNY) in 2009, the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies at City College is designed to increase the diversity of the legal profession by preparing talented students from underrepresented and low-income groups for law school and careers in law.The Program is a unique partnership between CCNY and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Combining academic studies with internships, LSAT instruction, career awareness events and mentoring by leading legal professionals, the Program prepares students to be successful law school applicants. Students are selected in the second term of their sophomore year through a competitive review process that includes an application and an interview. They begin with the Program during the summer before their junior years; each cohort of Skadden Scholars includes between 25 and 40 students.

Position Description

The LSAT Instructor oversees LSAT preparation for the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies at the City College of New York. The LSAT Instructor creates the curriculum and implements all instruction necessary to assist Skadden Scholars (and alumni) in obtaining their LSAT potential. This position is a full time year-round position. The instructor teaches approximately 17 students per semester. One group takes the February exam, the other takes the June exam. During the summer, the Instructor works in small groups / one on one sessions with students taking the October exam.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop LSAT instruction in effective teaching modalities to improve student LSAT scores;
  • Supervise student LSAT tutors;
  • Teach LSAT instruction group classes;
  • Keep office hours and (or other availability) to provide one-on-one tutoring tailored to each student's needs;
  • Assess and address each student's LSAT challenges;
  • Collaborate and communicate with Deputy Director to assure student accountability and progress;
  • Grade program applicant LSAT diagnostic.
Qualifications
  • Previous LSAT instruction experience required ;
  • Two or more years of experience working with students in a higher education setting preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate meaningfully to undergraduates students;
  • Strategize with students to reduce test anxiety concerns;
  • Strong ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively with program sponsors, with all staff, with college officials, and with RF administrators responsible for coordinating policies; ability to listen and respond to the concerns/ideas of others;
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities;
  • Exceptional work ethic, creative, goal-oriented, flexible, entrepreneurial, self-starter.
Please send resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to LSATsearch@gmail.com .

The City College of New York/CUNY has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we encourage applications from a broad spectrum of individuals. Reasonable accommodations provided for individuals with disabilities upon request. An AA/EEO/IRCA/ADA employer.