Provides counsel and expertise to the Accreditation Committee and to the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Serves in compliance role in assuring that the Section follows all DOE criteria, as well as the Section’s Standards and own Internal Operating Practices.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities
A primary responsibility of this job will be working on data collection, analysis, and visualization projects and helping oversee the various ABA questionnaires law schools complete each year.
-Provides expertise and policy guidance in developing, interpreting, and implementing the Section’s policies governing the accreditation of law schools.
-Provides policy guidance and expertise to assure recognition of the Section of Legal Education by the Department of Education as the accreditation agency for United States law schools and for compliance with DOE regulations.
-Assists in accreditation process, including all aspects of site visit preparation and execution, and review of site visit reports.
-Provides expertise and policy guidance to key Section committees; undertakes special projects in support of Section programs and projects.
-Provides regulatory, accreditation and educational expertise, analysis, consultation and guidance to accredited law schools and those seeking accreditation regarding the interpretation and application of the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.
-Management duties within the division include: (1) program planning and execution; (2) developing, supervising and training professional staff and consultants as required.
-Assists in: (1) site reviews of foreign programs including semester abroad, cooperative and summer abroad programs; and (2) reviews of applications for non-J.D. programs.
-Performs other related duties as required.
Required Education, Qualifications, Experience
-Requires a Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD)
-Requires superior analytical, communication, research, writing and editing skills.
-A minimum of three to five years experience in law practice, law teaching or law school administration, or administration of national, state, or local bar organizations.
-Must be highly organized, self-starting, and able to work independently and with a team and have the ability to meet deadlines and oversee a variety of projects.
-Well-developed interpersonal skills are also necessary in supervising professionals, editing on a peer basis, and interacting with leaders of the profession inside and outside the ABA.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.
Flexible/hybrid work arrangements may be available for residents of CA, IL, IN, DC, MD, VA, and TX. Residency requirements may apply.
COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment (requests for reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be considered).
During this current situation with COVID-19, the ABA will continue to accept and process applications for job opportunities. We will conduct our recruitment process via alternative means (virtual interviews) for the time being.