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Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Associate Professor, Instructor, Law Professor, Professor

What they do:
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
Information retrieval or search software
  • DOC Cop
  • iParadigms Turnitin
Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
professional degree or
doctoral degree
usually needed

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$111,140
$36,000
$208,000+
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