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.


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.


Program Highlights

We have 100% placement of our graduates! 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, including a City Court judge, a former law school professor, and top litigators from the New York State Attorney General's office and 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

About Our Program

Additional Information

Stefan Foster

Paralegal Studies

When deciding what area of education I was going to pursue for my undergraduate degree, I was looking mainly for an education that would prepare me for law school. The Paralegal Studies program at Daemen, recently approved by the ABA, embodies the highest standards for undergraduate legal education. READ MORE

Welcome from the Chair

Margaret Phillips, J.D.

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