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Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage, Justice Center

Anchorage, Alaska

Full-Time

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The University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center’s Legal Studies program is seeking applications for a full-time permanent, tenure track, nine-month appointment commencing in January 2023 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Justice Center’s academic programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, a minor in Legal Studies, an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies. All three Legal Studies degree programs are approved by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals. This position is responsible for teaching Legal Studies courses and providing service to the University, community, and profession. The standard instructional workload is four courses per semester. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ryan Fortson, Legal Studies Program Coordinator, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2022, and continue until the position is filled..

posted 09/14/2022 (30 days) 


Department Chairperson, Law Center

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Full-Time

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Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus is now accepting applications for the Department Chairperson, Law Center position. The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership, serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative teams, and works closely with Associate Deans, School Directors, Academic Deans and Campus Presidents.

posted 09/07/2022 (90 days) 


Senior Corporate Paralegal

Sallie Mae, Newark, DE

Full-Time

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The Senior Corporate Paralegal position will report directly to the corporate secretary and contribute to critical public company processes and corporate governance, and as a result have significant exposure to Sallie Mae’s executive management team and board of directors. A successful candidate must be detail-oriented, demonstrate excellent judgment, and have the ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

Strong experience with one or more of the following is required: public company processes; SEC reporting (especially in the area of proxy statements and annual meetings); corporate governance; and other filings with the SEC, such as Section 16 reports. Experience with financial transactions is also preferred.

posted 05/24/2022 (60 days) 


Instructor/Program Director Paralegal Technology

Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

Full-Time

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The Instructor/Program Director of Paralegal Technology will provide leadership and fulfill administrative, instructional, and coordinative duties in their division. Includes coordination of day, evening, weekend, off-campus, and online coursework for the division.

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.*Instructs and guides classes in an efficient manner with a 12-15 hour load within paralegal curriculum*Facilitates the learning process by designing and implementing appropriate, meaningful instructional activities*Orders supplies and materials for courses and recommends appropriate equipment or technology*Evaluates student performance and learning outcomes using methods appropriate to the courses*Maintains Paralegal program compliance with current NC State Bar Paralegal Certification Approved Program guidelines*Ensures courses support program learning outcomes*Assumes responsibility for day-to-day operation of courses*Assists in the development of new instructional materials for courses*Maintains common and master syllabi as well as collect and record outcome data. Creates and conducts ongoing training for adjunct instructors. Revises and updates curriculum; assists in the development of new class offerings and course outcomes. Coordinates the development of the schedule in consultation with the Department Head. Reviews and approves textbook adoptions in consultation with the Department Head. Establishes and executes short- and long-term program goals. Maintains data files, including graded student work, raw assessment data, graduation data, placement data, demographic data to maintain assessment compliance. Maintains an effective and productive relationship with transfer institutions when applicable, community agencies, and the legal community. Prepares and submits all required approval reports. Organizes and participates in student recruitment and retention activities. Participates in department, division, and college-wide advising activities. Evaluates performance of program faculty. Determines staffing needs and establish qualifications. Assists in orientation of new faculty. Monitors expenditures and budgets and provides periodic reports to faculty and administration.

Qualifications Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to promote innovative instruction and an environment conducive to learning and maintaining high standards. Ability to promote a collaborative work environment. Ability to promote professional standards and protocol. Ability to collaborate, build relationships, and maintain professional contacts. Ability to effectively plan and execute special projects involving coordination of colleagues and other agencies. Ability to exhibit good interpersonal skills and work well with others. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Event planning and project management skills and abilities. Intermediate skills in MS Office suite. Ability to be detail oriented, complete tasks accurately, prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines with autonomy while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and consistency. Ability to maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position. Knowledge of current technology.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and North Carolina Certified Paralegal (NCCP) certification or Associates degree with state or national certification (NALA CLA or NFPA PACE). Two years of related experience working as a Paralegal or working with Paralegals

Preferences: JD or equivalent and 1 or more years’ experience practicing law and/or teaching law Current license to practice law from NC State Bar.

posted 05/13/2022 (30 days) 


Assistant Teaching Professor of Legal Studies

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Full-Time

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The The School of Social Science and Global Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Assistant Teaching Professor of Legal Studies beginning August 2022. This is a teaching-track position with opportunities for promotion. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong background in the study of law and a commitment to undergraduate education. Duties include a 4:4 teaching load, coordinating the Legal Studies BA program, and active student mentorship. For further information on the position and to apply, please go to: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2606&site=1.

posted 04/15/2022 (30 days) 


Assistant Professor

University of Alaska Anchorage, Justice Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Full-Time

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The University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center’s Legal Studies program is seeking applications for a full-time permanent, tenure track, nine-month appointment commencing in August 2022 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Justice Center’s academic programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, a minor in Legal Studies, an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Justice, and a minor in Justice. All three Legal Studies degree programs are approved by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals.

For more information, see the Justice Center website at: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/departments/justice-center/. This position is responsible for teaching Legal Studies courses and providing service to the University, community, and profession. The standard instructional workload is four courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities for this position will cover primarily civil law.

For further information on the position and to apply, please go to https://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/519266/assistant-professor-of-justice. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ryan Fortson, Legal Studies Program Coordinator, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin on May 9, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

posted 04/06/2022 (60 days) 


NTT Instructor of Law

Suffolk University - Political Science & Legal Studies Department, Boston, Massachusetts

Full-Time

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The Political Science and Legal Studies Department at Suffolk University invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track instructors for July 1, 2022. These are one-year positions, renewable based on need. The successful candidates will teach courses in our growing Undergraduate Law major (e.g., Legal Research and Writing; Ethics and Legal Practice Skills) and participate in service roles, including assisting the Program Co-Directors with program administration and preparing American Bar Association approval reports. A strong component of these positions includes advising students in preparation for careers as legal paraprofessionals and in other fields of law, public policy, and government, as well as advising students seeking admission to law school or graduate school. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to teaching excellence; previous undergraduate teaching experience is strongly preferred. Preference will also be given to those who have had experience working with paralegals and/or supervising legal staff. A JD is required.

Application should be made through the Suffolk University Human Resources website https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=odtVifwD&s=applicant and should include the following: letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a research writing sample, sample syllabi (3 maximum), student courses evaluations, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of May 1, 2022.Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

posted 03/21/2022 (30 days) 


Department Chairperson, Law Center

Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida

Full-Time

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The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership, serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative teams, and works closely with Associate Deans, School Directors, Academic Deans and Campus Presidents. The position provides support and advice in the collective bargaining process, and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College's District Board of Trustees.

posted 03/16/2022 (90 days) 


Sr. Securities Paralegal

Assurant, Atlanta, Georgia

Full-Time

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Assurant is seeking an experienced Senior Paralegal to support the Corporate Law Department, reporting to the Lead Counsel, Securities and Finance. The Senior Paralegal will be expected to perform a variety of legal and corporate administration tasks, with a focus on public company securities and finance work, as well as governance matters. The Senior Paralegal will also be expected to be proactive and resourceful, and to perform tasks with minimal guidance and in some cases independently.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:· Supporting the Corporate Law Department with activities relating to Securities and Exchange Commission filings and securities- and finance-related projects, policies and processes, including by (i) managing, and at times leading, processes relating to quarterly earnings, dividends, financing due diligence, auditor independence, Assurant’s transfer agent, guarantees and intercompany loans, (ii) administering the insider trading policy and related blackouts, (iii) managing Assurant’s compliance with certain ongoing obligations, including with respect to New York Stock Exchange affirmations, the credit facility, indentures and Assurant’s corporate registration, and (iv) drafting resolutions, documents and certificates· Supporting various Corporate Law Department projects, policies and processes, including relating to the annual shareholder meeting, officer appointments, legal entity management support for the public holding company and other corporate governance matters· Offering interim support when other team members are occupied or out of office, including Section 16 filings and posting on the electronic Board portal· Serving as a resource to other paralegals, particularly in the Corporate Law Department and in the subsidiary corporate secretary’s team. Working to meet the Corporate Law Department’s mission and purpose, which may include proactively engaging with partners and colleagues throughout the enterprise to align goals and efforts; assisting with the establishment, implementation and enhancement of team processes and operational processes in order to efficiently and effectively use Assurant’s resources; supporting legal research efforts and the initial analysis of information; drafting documents; coordinating the notarization, apostille or legalization of certain domestic and international documents; submitting required filings; coordinating, organizing and responding to internal and external information requests; and setting up administrative files and related communications.

Basic Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:· Over 7 years of corporate paralegal experience (strong preference for experience supporting the legal department of a public company; will also consider experience supporting the legal department of a major private company)· Bachelor’s degree or ABA approved paralegal certification · Excellent oral and written communication skills · Excellent attention to detail, planning and organizational skills· Excellent critical thinking and common sense skills· Strong drafting and editing skills· Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize · Experience leading complex projects requiring collaboration with various functional areas· Ability to work on multiple assignments while ensuring timely response to requests and efficient completion of projects· Ability to work independently· Ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and to maintain composure while working under pressure · Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Word and Excel · Experience in computer-based legal research tools and resources· Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures· Although travel will not be common for this position, the Senior Paralegal must be willing to travel, as necessary· Notary public license is a plus This position may be virtual or hybrid (if hybrid, there is a preference for the NYC area, Atlanta or Miami)

posted 03/11/2022 (30 days) 


Assistant Professor-Legal Studies

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Full-Time

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This position is primarily to teach in the Paralegal Program, but may also teach in Business Law occasionally. The deadline is March 1 at 4:00 pm.

Disclosures: Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information. If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

posted 01/11/2022 (60 days)