Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Employment at Southwestern

Founded in 1911, as an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian institution, Southwestern Law School has long been at the forefront of legal education. We offer a competitive salary along with comprehensive benefits for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children, including medical, dental, vision, Group Life/AD&D, LTD, flexible spending accounts, TIAA-CREF pension plan, vacation and sick leave.

Following is a list of current job openings. Unless otherwise indicated, applicants may apply for positions by sending a cover letter, resume and salary history to individuals or email addresses indicated in the position opening.

Southwestern is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.



Current
Employment Opportunities (as of 10/28/14)

CAREER SERVICES OFFICE COORDINATOR

Southwestern Law School announces an exciting opportunity in its Career Services Office (CSO). The Career Services Office Coordinator is an entry-level position, which provides experience and training in a diverse number of administrative and operational responsibilities. The CSO Coordinator is a critical member of the CSO team.  The CSO provides career counseling services for both students and alumni and facilitates placement of students and alumni to legal employers through targeted outreach to the legal community.  The CSO staff conducts a variety of workshops, hosts seminars, assists students and alumni with drafting resumes and cover letters, provides interview preparation and facilitates mock interviews; maintains contact and cultivates relationships with legal employers; and actively participates in professional legal associations.  Career Services also coordinates On Campus Interview Programs (OCIP) in the fall and spring each year and maintains an extensive job listing database, a career resource library. And a computer lab.

The ideal candidate for this position will be friendly, versatile self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully.  The following administrative support duties are required: 

  • Office reception including answering phones, greeting and providing information to students, faculty, staff and visitors, answering email;
  • File and database maintenance;
  • Document preparation including word processing and proofreading;
  • Graphic design of flyers, posters, etc.
  • Desktop management;
  • Monitoring and ordering office supplies and refreshments for the Office and on campus CSO sponsored events;
  • Monitoring and processing mail;
  • Scheduling student and alumni counseling appointments;
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and uploading job postings on the Symplicity job board. 

The CSO Coordinator will also provide support with counseling, special projects and programs including:

  • Handling all student intake interviews to ensure complete and updated student profile information on placement search data base;
  • Providing assistance with 1L counseling on matters related to Symplicity, CSO library resources, and programming and events;
  • Coordinating the annual CSO Open House;
  • Assisting the Graduate Advancement Program (GAP) Administrator in securing classroom reservations, ensuring timely production of course materials, scheduling curriculum conference  meetings, and managing the GAP website; and
  • Assisting the Director of Career Services and On-Campus Interview Program [OCIP] Coordinator with various tasks associated with the administration of both the Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview Programs. 

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student, academic or administrative services. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, service, and verbal/written communication skills; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher).

For consideration, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs3@swlaw.edu.

OFFICE EVENT COORDINATOR

The Career Services Office {CSO] of Southwestern Law School is seeking a well-organized, highly motivated individual to serve as an Interim Event Coordinator [IEC].  This is a seasonal position that will commence mid-October 2014 and end April 1, 2015. 

The ideal candidate will be a friendly, versatile self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple projects, events, and administrative duties successfully. Their event coordination duties will include:

Entertainment Law Career Day [ELCD]

Contact and assist in securing potential panelists; Send confirmation material to panelists; Draft panelist bio information to be distributed on day of the event; Manage event specifications (room assignments, catering, parking, etc.); Communicate with other consortium law schools re: Program Schedule, headcount and logistics; Design and manage publicity and encourage attendance to Southwestern students via Today at Southwestern, targeted emails, and outreach to entertainment-related student groups and faculty; Attend LSCA meeting in December to discuss event with consortium members; Assemble volunteer packets and print nametags; Attend ELCD – greet students and panelists; Serve as a moderator on several panels; Send thank you correspondence to panelists after event.

Public Interest and Government Law Career Day [PICD]

Serve as CSO point person for PICD that is hosted by UCLA – answer student questions regarding PICD, manage publicity, process cancellations; Act as liaison with host school (UCLA); Attend LSCA meeting in December to obtain relevant programming information, deadlines, and fees related to PICD; Oversee Symplicity activities related to event; Assist with CSO’s PCID workshops scheduled in January and February; Attend event as Southwestern’s representative to answer student questions regarding scheduled interviews or Table Talk best practices.

Annual Bar Association Fair

Update Bar Association email lists and reservation form and draft and email invitations; Reserve event space and order and schedule employer and student lunches; Secure student volunteers and guest parking ; Manage RSVP list; Correspond with invitees as needed.

Their administrative support duties will include: 

  • Office reception including answering phones, greeting and providing information to students, faculty, staff and visitors, answering email;
  • File and database maintenance;
  • Document preparation including word processing and proofreading;
  • Graphic design of flyers, posters, etc./desktop management;
  • Monitoring and processing mail as needed;
  • Scheduling student and alumni counseling appointments;
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and uploading job postings on the Symplicity job board, as needed. 

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student, academic or administrative services.  JD degree preferred, but not required. Event coordination experience is a plus. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, service, and verbal/written communication skills; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher).

For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs5@swlaw.edu.

LAW SCHOOL EXAMINATION PROCTORS

Southwestern offers seasonal employment for responsible and detail oriented individuals to serve as examination proctors for midterm, final examinations and law school admissions examinations. Proctors are responsible for the professional administration of exams and for providing an environment conducive to testing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Adhering to established exam policies and procedures;
  • Securing, distributing and collecting exam materials;
  • Reading verbal instructions, properly timing exams, collecting and recording each completed exam;
  • Documenting irregularities and reporting them to the appropriate office.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Previous experience in exam administration or at least two years of office experience;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Excellent interpersonal and service skills;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills;
  • Good judgment;
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Availability during scheduled midterms, final and law school admissions examinations.

Southwestern provides mandatory training on exam proctoring prior to the scheduled examination period.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to jobs7@swlaw.edu or Personnel (236G), 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.