California Western School of Law - Competitive Advocacy Program: Program Director

10 Jul 2019 11:40 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW (CWSL) seeks to hire a full-time Program Director for its Competitive Advocacy Program. CWSL has earned a national reputation for the successes of its competition teams and also for its commitment to developing law students into practice-ready lawyers. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead a program that has an established foundation of excellence.

The Program Director will advise and oversee the administration of CWSL’s student-run Moot Court Honors Board (MCHB), oversee the teaching of CWSL’s competitive advocacy courses, assist in managing and providing logistical support for all of CWSL’s trial, appellate, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) teams, and administer and manage all budgets associated with the Competitive Advocacy Program. The Program Director may also have the opportunity to teach courses in their area of expertise as an Adjunct Professor.

Applicants must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, and significant experience in trial practice, appellate practice, or ADR. Experience in administering and developing competitive advocacy programs is highly desirable. Teaching experience is also valuable.

Established in 1924, CWSL is an ABA accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school located in downtown San Diego, California. CWSL has the distinction of being San Diego’s oldest law school. CWSL is the recipient of numerous community service awards, including the State Bar of California President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and the federal government’s President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The law school is also home to numerous outstanding programs, including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, and New Media Rights Program. The faculty are dedicated to teaching, research, and service to the community.

A substantial percentage of CWSL students come from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and we are therefore interested in applicants who are committed to working with a diverse student body. All applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their commitment to diversity and how they can contribute to the educational experience of our students.


Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department at The application deadline is August 15, 2019. While the preferred start date for this position is November 1, 2019, there is some flexibility to accommodate outstanding candidates.

CWSL offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. 


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