Daemen Professor Personifies U.S. Constitution for TEDxBuffalo
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- June 7, 2022
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In a creative talk delivered at TEDxBuffalo, legal scholar and Daemen University professor of paralegal studies Margaret Phillips, took a creative approach to impart lessons about a document that shapes the lives of more than 320 million Americans every day—the U.S. Constitution.
A local, independently organized TED event, TEDx Buffalo features experts and professionals who can offer credible insights on topics of interest.
TEDxBuffalo Talk Brings Constitution to Life
During the presentation titled, “If the Constitution could talk, what would it say?” Phillips personified the country’s founding document. Her speech illuminated the Constitution’s power, many intricacies and enduring relevance nearly three centuries after its ratification.
“I can be changed,” she said, portraying the Constitution itself. “‘Take one small step to be an informed citizen. … Read me.’”
Overall, the approach that Phillips—who was recently named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar—used in her TedxBuffalo talk is representative of the inventiveness she employs in the classroom at Daemen. At the university, she serves as chair of the Paralegal Studies Department.
Paralegal Studies at Daemen
Daemen’s Paralegal Studies Program is the only American Bar Association-approved program of its kind in western New York.
Ranked as the No. 21 program in the discipline by Bachelor’s Degree Center, Daemen’s program helps place more than 95 percent of its graduates in jobs or graduate school within six months of graduation.
Also, according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics, the field is growing. For instance, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to increase by 12 percent in the next decade, higher than the average of many other occupations.
Additionally, Phillips places students in productive internships in a variety of settings. Some of these include the Buffalo City Court, the New York State Attorney General’s office, as well as prominent civil and criminal law firms. Phillips also helps them build professional networks as they begin their careers.
Learn more about Daemen Univerisity, it’s paralegal program and its ovber 65 majors today at daemen.edu.
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