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Assistant, Associate or Full Specialist (Law)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
William S. Richardson School of Law
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Date Posted:
March 10, 2017
Closing Date:
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin by the academic year 2017-2018, or when a selected candidate is available. The Director reports to the Associate Dean for Student Services. Pending final position clearance. First review of applications to begin on April 3rd, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Professional Development
  2. The Director of Professional Development and Career Services (“Director”) is responsible for directing and overseeing all aspects of the William S. Richardson School of Law’s (“Law School’s”) Professional Development and Career Services program for both day and evening students. This includes directing and overseeing professionalism programming for first-year students and professional development programming for upper-division students. The Director plans and implements professional development workshops and career events (including on-campus interviews by employers); promotes the Law School and its students and alumni to employers and the public to enhance professional development opportunities; and identifies and analyzes best practices and trends in the legal profession affecting law students and recent graduates. The Director is responsible for developing and maintaining a Professional Development Handbook to guide program activities and implementation.
  3. By applying best practices, the Director contributes to and enhances the reputation of the Law School within both academia and the legal job market through participation and leadership in relevant state and national organizations in legal education and beyond, such as the Hawai'i State Bar Association, Hawai'i Women Lawyers, National Association for Law Placement, Association of American Law Schools, Clinical Legal Education Association, and the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, among others.
  4. Externships and Counseling
  5. The Director implements and oversees the Field Placement/Externship program, including communications with site supervisors; advises students of externship opportunities; collects and checks documentation necessary for the Field Placement program; advises students regarding quality assurance and the successful completion of placements; provides individualized guidance to students; and reports data as needed.
  6. Moot Court, Pro Bono & Other Duties
  7. The Director supports the Moot Court Competition teams and facilitates and monitors related programs and activities. The Director will develop and maintain a Moot Court Handbook, administer a Moot Court Board and budget, and ensure the integrity of related academic credit. The Director administers and manages the Pro Bono program, including advising students of opportunities; collecting and compiling documentation necessary for graduation; advising students regarding timely completion of Pro Bono requirements; and assessing and reporting data. The Director assists the Coordinator of the Hawai'i Emerging Legal Practitioners (HELP) Access to Justice Project to plan, direct, and oversee HELP, periodically assesses, compiles, and reports ABA statistics regarding Professional Development and Pro Bono hours, and reports on compliance with all employment-related ABA and other standards and questionnaires. The Director plans and manages efficient databases, including web-based methods, to generate reports regarding employment information. Other duties may be assigned.
Assistant Specialist Minimum Qualifications
  1. J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; at least 2 years of professional development or academic support experience in a professional school, or its equivalent.
Associate Specialist Minimum Qualifications
  1. Same as Assistant, plus at least four years of experience at the next lower rank, including at least two years of experience directly related to the responsibilities of the position, or its equivalent.
Specialist Minimum Qualifications
  1. Same as Associate, plus at least four years of experience at the next lower rank, including at least two years of experience directly related to the responsibilities of the position, or its equivalent.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative multidisciplinary system.
  2. Admission to the Hawai'i State Bar.
  3. Prior experience supervising staff or students.
  4. Knowledge of legal processes, court systems, and legal practice.
  5. Established employment networks and extensive legal community experience.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts. Copies of transcripts are acceptable, but original transcripts will be required at time of hire. Electronic submissions to: (preferred).
  1. William S. Richardson School of Law
  2. Hiring Committee
  3. c/o Personnel Office, Room 110
  4. 2515 Dole Street
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Ronette Kawakami, Assoc Dean for Student Services;

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