Assistant Dean for Bar Preparation and CLASP Counselor Institution:

Orlando, Florida, United States

Job description

The Primary responsibility of the Director of Bar Preparation and Comprehensive Legal Academic Success Program (CLASP) Counselor is to direct and implement the Law School’s Bar Preparation programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for success on the bar examination.

Essential Duties

1. Organizing and facilitating Bar Preparation lectures and workshops by:

  • Working with the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs on the Comprehensive Exam and the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) workshops.
  • Being a resource to the faculty to increase teaching effectiveness.
  • Teaching one or two Bar Preparation related courses and workshops each semester designed to increase bar exam readiness and legal analysis and test-taking skills.
  • Advising and assisting students in the interpretation of their Individual Student Reports regarding their performance on the Comprehensive Exam.
  • Organizing, overseeing and presenting Bar Application workshops.
  • Organizing, overseeing and administering simulated bar exams.
  • Organize, oversee and administering simulated MBE and Florida Bar exams.

2. Conduct and oversee all aspects relating to the Florida Bar exam and Florida Bar applications by:

  • Organizing and overseeing all Bar application related issues.
  • Organizing and overseeing the delivery of Bar applications presentations at Orientation.
  • Serving as the Law School’s liaison with the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and with commercial bar preparation providers.
  • Travel to Tampa Bar Exam twice a year.

3. Coordinate the implementation of periodic program assessment by:

  • Collecting and analyzing bar examination statistics.
  • Tracking students through law school.
  • Reporting data related to bar exam outcomes and pass rates.
  • Maintaining all information on bar exam outcomes from all jurisdictions for all law graduates.
  • Providing data to, and working collaboratively with, faculty and staff.
  • Keeping accurate records and data for reporting on the ABA’s annual bar passage questionnaire.

4. Assist in the direction of the CLASP Program by:

  • Working collaboratively with the CLASP team on academic success and bar preparation.
  • Meeting with and counseling students on their academic progress and bar readiness.
  • Working with students from the point of admission, through matriculation and through bar admission.
  • Updating and maintaining the Academic Success and Bar Preparation webpage.

5. Work with the Director of Multiple Choice Initiatives to oversee the MPRE Process including tracking students taking the MPRE, administering the MPRE Milestone Exam, overseeing the MPRE Required Reviews and simulated exams including scheduling and makeups.


  • Juris Doctorate.
  • Current member of the Florida bar.
  • Demonstrated high score on The Florida Bar Exam, Part A and Part B.
  • Demonstrated high scores on Part A Essay Questions of the Florida Bar.
  • Experience teaching bar essay writing.
  • One to three years of relevant experience.

Benefits: Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs, spirituality in the workplace, and training and development.

How to apply

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Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.