Paralegal Studies

Building Your Future


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of paralegals will grow 28% between 2008 and 2019, which is “much faster than the average for all occupations.”


Daemen College offers two tracks of study that will provide you with a program that best meets your needs.


The Bachelor of Science Track

• For the traditional student seeking a well-rounded undergraduate education

• Providing intensive preparation in paralegal coursework (such as legal research & writing, law office technology, and specific areas of law) to provide the practical skills in demand in today’s legal environment

• Providing a strong liberal arts core curriculum to develop the skills demanded of today’s professionals (communication skills, critical thinking, etc.)

• Free electives available to develop areas of interest, such as foreign languages, business, etc

**For more information, see the BS Track curriculum 


The Certificate Track


• For the student who already has a bachelor’s degree, or is working on a bachelor’s degree in another field but would like the flexibility offered by an additional credential

• Students must complete a bachelor’s degree in some area of study to receive the certificate

• Students take classes in the same rigorous program as the students in the bachelor’s track

• The average student in the certificate program will take 25-30 credit hours of coursework in paralegal studies requirements

**For more information, see the Certificate Track curriculum


Questions? Paralegal Program Director Margaret Phillips, JD would be happy to answer them  












 Margaret Phillips, JD,

 Director of Paralegal Studies Program                                                      

     “When you choose Paralegal Studies, you are choosing a profession – one that is stimulating, ever-changing, and requires a high degree of professionalism. Daemen will then help you choose the legal field that is right for you. Daemen offers courses in a wide range of legal topics, moot court, and internships that give the paralegal students practical experience.”

     “Today’s students need mentors to help them find the right job in a difficult market. With my 10 years of experience practicing law in downtown Buffalo and my 8 years of law school teaching experience, I am prepared to give Daemen paralegal students as much guidance and help as they need.”




















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