Thursday, August 27, 12:45pm — Meeting ID 819 5680 7039 (no passcode needed)
HERE is the agenda for the session!
HERE is some information about “Who We Are”!
Welcome from the chair!!
Meet Department Chair Prof. Concetta Mennella HERE!
Department mission statement!!
Law and Paralegal Studies is the study of substantive and procedural law topics, and the development of skills and abilities, required to participate competently in a legal work environment. Our department’s mission is to prepare students to be responsible, valuable participants in various legal work settings, as paralegals or in other positions. A paralegal, also known as a legal assistant, is an individual qualified through study, training and/or experience to assist attorneys with all forms of legal work. Paralegals perform a wide variety of specialized tasks in a broad range of legal fields. They are not permitted to practice law; rather, they work under the supervision of licensed attorneys who remain responsible to clients and the judicial system.
+Our faculty includes TWO judges and TWO graduates of our program!
+Ours is the ONLY paralegal studies baccalaureate program in a NY public college!
+Our students have advice for you!
- “Reach out to Professors, classmates, and everyone in the department with your questions and concerns. They are your second family, and they want to help you!” (Kinga L., Senior)
- “Take advantage of our program’s wide-ranging impact. Our courses help you understand and appreciate law, and they offer skills to address real-world legal challenges.” (Faheem A., Senior)
- “Make every possible connection with students, Professors, staff, everyone. It’s all about creating opportunities, which by definition requires others.” (Abigail T., SGA Senator for Accessibilities)
- “When you don’t understand a concept from a lecture, attend your Professor’s office hours and they will be happy to help you.” (Tiara Y., BS ’19)
- “Communicate every semester with your academic advisor to make sure your classes are on the track to graduation.” (Hannah L., Upper Junior)