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The American Bar Association House of Delegates recently granted approval to the Paralegal Studies Program at Daemen College. The term of approval is for a period of seven years and makes Daemen’s program one of two ABA-approved programs in Western New York.

Daemen's program has recently been chosen by Bachelors Degree Center as one of the 25 Best Bachelor's in Paralegal Degree Programs in 2020.

Read more about our program in Buffalo Law Journal's article, "Daemen College paralegal program continues to grow under Phillips."

The Paralegal Studies courses, from legal research and writing to real estate, provide concentrated, in-depth training in critical thinking and legal research, legal writing, and legal argument.

Majors learn legal reasoning and legal argument and apply this knowledge when writing a variety of legal documents, culminating in a senior thesis project.The Paralegal Studies program prepares you for the legal field, as well as fields in which critical analysis is valued. For additional information, please read our, "What is a Paralegal" page.

Paralegal Program Highlights

We have 95% placement of our graduates within 6 months after graduation! Our graduates have continued on to law school or now have jobs as paralegals at top law firms, courts, and the federal government.  Students that were not interested in working in the legal profession have obtained positions in corporations such as banks, colleges, and insurance companies.

  • Our instructors are practicing attorneys in their fields, law school professor, and top litigators from local law firms.
  • Faculty help students secure internships at prominent legal offices such as Hodgson Russ and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.
  • Students will learn to:
    • Write legal documents such as a summons and complaint, interrogatories, or a memo of law
    • Interview clients, listen to their stories and identify the facts that are legally relevant
    • Read cases and write case briefs
    • Perform legal research at the U.B. Law Library and with the premier legal database used at law schools and in the legal profession, Westlaw
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About Our Paralegal Program

Additional Information

Daemen Student Receives Paralegal Scholarship

Stefan Foster

Stefan Foster


Daemen College student Stefan Foster has received a $500 scholarship from the Western New York Paralegal Association. A Trustee Scholar, Foster is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies with a minor in composition and writing and is a member of the college’s Paralegal Club. READ MORE

 *Paralegals assist attorneys in legal research, writing, and case investigation. Paralegals cannot provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

For more information, contact Program Director, Margaret Phillips, J.D.  

Welcome from the Director

Margaret Phillips, J.D., Associate Director

Margaret Phillips, J.D., Associate Director

Welcome to Paralegal Studies at Daemen College! We have a vibrant program that is well-integrated into the Buffalo legal community.  READ MORE