CAREER

Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$116,430

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.9% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree

Career

What Law Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Law Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Business Law Professor, Clinical Law Professor, Instructor, Law Instructor, Law Professor, Legal Writing Professor, Professor

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, and oral presentations.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

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