Director, Law Library and Legal Research & Writing Program
San Joaquin College of Law
January 3, 2018
Clovis (Greater Fresno area), California
Full Time - Experienced
Professional Legal Management
San Joaquin College of Law seeks a dynamic, innovative leader to serve as the Director of the Law Library and Legal Research & Writing Program. The Director is a member of the full-time faculty and reports to the Dean of the law school.
The Director is responsible for administering and managing all aspects of the law school’s library, including budgeting, planning, policies, personnel, collection and resource development, ensuring compliance with all accreditation requirements, and library services.
As a member of the full-time faculty, the Director is expected to oversee the Legal Research & Writing Program. In this position, the Director is charged with the development, administration, and implementation of a cohesive writing program that spans all years of a student’s law program.
The Director is expected to teach one section of Legal Methods (1-L Research & Writing), and other courses as assigned, while maintaining administrative and supervisory responsibilities.
J.D. from an ABA or WASC accredited law school;
Active bar membership;
Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible administrative, managerial, and supervisory experience in a law library, preferably in an academic setting;
Previous teaching experience, especially legal writing; and
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to diverse audiences – students, faculty, academic administrators, practicing lawyers – within the legal profession.
San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL) was founded in 1969 by a visionary group of San Joaquin Valley judges and attorneys who believed that capable individuals were being denied a quality legal education because no accredited law school existed in the area. SJCL is the center of legal study for both law students and practitioners in the San Joaquin Valley with no comparable institution for 100 miles ...in any direction. SJCL is accredited by both California Committee of Bar Examiners and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
In 1996, SJCL relocated to a new facility designed to accommodate its growth into the next century. Melding the old and the new, SJCL renovated the former “Old Clovis High School,” which was built in 1920 and is included in the Fresno County List of Historic Places. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art courtroom and lecture hall, greatly enlarged library, and modern classrooms, all in a park-like setting.
SJCL is located in Clovis CA, which was ranked #1 City to Raise a Family in California in 2014 and has consistently ranked in the top 20% by leading money blog NerdWallet.com. Cities were ranked by the best combination of affordability (based on local incomes, housing and other costs), quality schools, future growth and prosperity, and family-friendliness. With a population of 106,583, this bedroom community to Fresno (population of 522,053 ) has sunshine 274 days of the year.