Legal Studies - B. Tech
- Recent high school graduates
- Paralegal studies transfer students
- Working professionals or students wanting online courses
Students Will Learn
- Legal research
- Interviewing techniques
- Factual situation analysis
- Legal writing
This degree includes an internship option, where students join the professional workforce while still in college. This real-world exposure helps students begin their careers and make job connections while still in college. The Legal Studies program also incorporates courses that expose students to the business aspects of the practice of law.
"Our program is the only four-year program in Legal Studies within the 64 colleges and universities in the SUNY college system."
- Carl Disalvatore,
Instructor, Legal Studies
Real World Experience:
Instructors in this program have a wide variety of real world experience including attorneys who are practicing, or have practiced law. This allows students to learn from the experiences of professionals from governmental agencies and from the private sector.
No time? Try SUNY Canton online!
The Legal Studies degree is one of SUNY Canton's signature online programs. Students don't have to travel to take an online course, eliminating geographic barriers. Because internet courses don't have set classroom schedules, students can participate at any hour and from anywhere, even from your job.
Real world learning
Students work to produce well-written, well-researched documents applying client’s facts to the law. Students learn this process hands-on with case examples and studies.
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics projects paralegal positions to grow faster than average, or about 27 percent, for all occupations through 2014. Paralegals rank 27 out of the top 50 career fields for job prospects. There are a number of openings for paralegals in federal, corporate, and strictly legal settings.
- National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
- Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations
- The National Association of Legal Assistants
Jondavid S. DeLong graduated from Vassar College with a double major in Economics and Political Science. He is an honors graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and has been a member of the New York Bar for more than fifteen years.
Mr. DeLong joined legal publisher Thomson/West in 1992 and held editorial, project management, business development and management positions with the company for eight years.
Thereafter, Mr. DeLong worked as a Senior Consultant for consulting firm Bearing Point focused on web technology implementation for large scale business organizations.
For the past several years, Mr. DeLong has worked as an Attorney for the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services where he has served as agency legal counsel for all matters, including prosecuting child abuse and neglect, child support, expense recovery, and adult guardianship matters.
Mr. DeLong has extensive experience in the practice of law, legal research and writing, as well as advising law offices, corporations, and courthouse staff seeking to transform business and legal processes by integrating emerging law office technologies.