Asst Dean Student Development Law School

Texas Southern University
September 21, 2022
Houston, TX
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Security Sensitive Position?


Hours of Work

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

Position Details

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision of the Associate Dean of Student Services and Instructional Technology, serves as the first point of contact for administrative interaction with all law students beginning with their entrance into law school at first-year orientation throughout their third-year law school graduation, and everything in between. The Assistant Dean of Students advises students, both academically and personally; advises Student Bar Associations and all law student organizations as needed; provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities; planning and implementing 1L Orientation, 2L Pinning Ceremony, and 3L Hooding/Commencement Ceremony; serves as ex-office member of the Academic Standards Committee and the Faculty-Student Relations committees; coordinates pro bono and community services for law students. Serves law students on a daily basis by addressing student concerns, complaints, and even celebrating their victories, as a means of assisting the Dean, Associate Deans, Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Essential Duties Summary

  • Provides academic and personal counseling to all law students.
  • Provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities; reviews documentation for qualification and either approve or not; coordinates testing for all quizzes and exams for all students in all classes; calculate extra tie need for exams, enforces testing accommodations.
  • Coordinates all Independent Research applications by students and supervision by professors; monitors student progress throughout the semester; collects final papers and approve grades for posting. A month prior to the beginning of the next semester, plus monthly monitoring, plus gathering final papers.
  • Teaches a writing requirement seminar class to assist students in writing a scholarly legal paper of law review quality. Reviews two drafts in progress during the semester, reads and grades final paper, assign final grades.
  • Plans, arranges and conducts law school sponsored ceremonies for each class: 1L Orientation, 2L Pinning Ceremony, Hooding/Graduation Ceremonies.
  • Registers all law student organizations; advises as needed; coordinates meeting times/days and room reservations; assists with Speaker Presentations to students, reviews flyers and ads for content, grammar, and esthetic.
  • Supervises drop/add requests for all students, audits students' transcripts for satisfactory progress, assists with registration fall, spring, and summer. Evaluates transcripts of transfer students, make a degree plan.
  • Serves as member of the academic standards committee and the faculty-student relations committees; advises whether discussions of policy are applicable according to the student rules and regulations.
  • Updates the law school's student rules and regulations, as faculty changes rules, either by deleting archaic rules and adding new rules.
  • Writes letters of dismissals to students at the end of the spring semester. Advises, counsels dismissed students.
  • Manages effective communication with current students through TWEN and Lexis Class pages regarding important information notices, scholarship opportunities, and various notices from professional organizations.
  • Accepts all complaints filed by students; reviews, investigates, forwards to the proper department, and notes resolutions in semester reports.
  • Coordinates various pro bono and public services activities for individual students, as well as organizations.
  • Coordinates visitors from other law schools presentations, notice to students, reserves rooms, welcome presenter
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range

$73,417.00 - $91,771.00


Juris doctorate or Bachelor's degree.

Required Licensing/Certification

  • Bar license preferred.
  • Valid Texas Driver's License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Banner, Blackboard, and other job-related software systems.
  • Social media platforms for student engagement.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:

  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Working with students and student organizations.
  • Coordinating work of others.
  • Planning activities.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Leading projects.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

Prepare detailed reports.

Work independently.

Communicate effectively.

Work Experience

Two years' experience working in a law school environment that required administrative interaction with law students.

Working/Environmental Conditions

  • Limited standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.
  • Stoop, bend or lift.

Desired start date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date

Open Until Filled (overrides close field)


Special Instructions to Applicants

Open to all applicants.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Juris doctorate or Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two years' experience working in a law school environment that required administrative interaction with law students?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Bar license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
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