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Assistant Director of Student Competitions (14848)

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The Assistant Director of Student Competitions will report to the Director and Associate Director of the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program (Trial Advocacy Program) and will have primary responsibility for supervising the student competition teams under the Trial Advocacy Program.  AUWCL competes nationally in mock trial, moot court, dispute resolution, and transactional law.  This position will oversee the student competitors, ensure quality coaching and supervision, and centralize the quality of all teams competing on behalf of AUWCL.  The Assistant Director will also work closely with the Associate Director of the Trial Advocacy Program in counseling and mentoring student competitors to improve their likelihood of success.


The Assistant Director of Student Competitions will supervise efforts to build the Trial Advocacy Program’s national reputation through public relations outreach, and develop, organize and participate in Trial Advocacy Program Conferences and Symposia. This includes the annual Coaches Clinic where trial advocacy coaches from across the nation come to AUWCL’s campus for a collaborative clinic to discuss coaching techniques in the trial advocacy context.


AUWCL hosts an annual national trial competition (the Capitol City Challenge Mock Trial Competition) and the regional competition of the National Trial Competition.  The Assistant Director of Student Competition Teams will be integral in the planning and implementation of these competitions.



Work Environment


  • This position reports directly to the Associate Director of the Trial Advocacy Program and supervises many student led organizations on campus as well as their competition director liaisons
  • This position will require working some evening and weekends and possibly some travel


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work


  • 35-Exempt
  • Team Leader/Consultant B


Salary Range


  • Commensurate with experience


Required Education and Experience


  • Requires a J.D. or degree equivalent and at least three years of in-court trial experience along with excellent interpersonal, oral communication, and organizational skills


Preferred Education and Experience


  • Desirable qualifications include: teaching, trial skills training, trial advocacy coaching experience, and supervisory experience and former mock trial experience in a J.D. program


Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an adjunct faculty appointment



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