CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Law Teachers, Postsecondary

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, and oral presentations.
 
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
 
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as civil procedure, contracts, and torts.
 
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
 
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
 
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
 
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
 
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
 
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
 
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
 
Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
 
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
 
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
 
Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
 
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
 
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
 
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
 
Participate in campus and community events.
 
Act as advisers to student organizations.
 
Assign cases for students to hear and try.
 
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
 
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Required Level of Education First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession
 
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Clinical Law Professor
College Professor
College or University Faculty Member
Constitutional Law Professor
Contracts Law Professor
Environmental Law Professor
Faculty Member
Instructor
Labor Law Professor
Law Instructor
Law Librarian
Law Professor
Legal Research and Writing Program Director
Legal Writing Professor
Paralegal Instructor
Professor
Torts Law Professor
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
 
 
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