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The law is an all-encompassing area, shaping our daily lives. CapU's School of Legal Studies equips students for careers in administrative and paralegal services at law firms and a range of other employers.

Why take legal studies at CapU? 

Paralegals and legal administrative assistants are essential to the day-to-day running of law offices.

Paralegals work alongside lawyers to interview clients, draft legal documents, conduct legal research and assist with trial preparation. Legal administrative assistants provide essential clerical support to ensure law firms function efficiently.

At CapU, our instructors are a mix of practicing lawyers and legal experts who can provide the insight and training that only experienced legal professionals can deliver. And because they maintain close contact with the legal community, they cover the latest developments in the law and bring in top industry speakers.

CapU’s School of Legal Studies has been training legal professionals for over 40 years, and is an acknowledged leader in providing education services for paralegals and legal administrative assistants.

You’ll leave CapU with workplace-ready skills. Career options in the legal field are varied and interesting – ranging from law offices, government agencies and corporate legal departments to non-profit organizations.

Resources for CapU Students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out the Learning Support – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. Here you’ll find a list of Professional Associations to be part of – an integral step in building your career.

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Angeline Han JD, BA (Hons), PIDP
Instructor, Paralegal Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3537
Fir Building, room FR546
ahan@capilanou.ca
Annamarie Kersop
Instructor, Pralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3667
Fir Building, room FR506
annamariekersop@capilanou.ca
Brittany Buna
Instructor, LAA Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
brittanybuna@capilanou.ca
Caitlin Matthews
Instructor, LAA & Paralegal Programs
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3669
Fir Building, room FR506
caitlinmatthews@capilanou.ca
Calvin Thiessen
Instructor, Paralegal Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3539
Fir Building, room FR544
calvinthiessen@capilanou.ca
Celeste Chamberlain
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3534
Fir Building, room FR550D
celestechamberlain@capilanou.ca
Christine Jackson BA
Instructor, LAA Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
christinejackson@capilanou.ca
Deb Jamison BA
Conv, Inst, RISA/Immig Liaison
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3535
Fir Building, room FR540
djamison@capilanou.ca
Dina Nezami
Administrative Lead
School of Business
School of Communication
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7324
Cedar Building, room CE372
dinanezami@capilanou.ca
Donna Thornborough
Instructor, LAA Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
donnathornborough@capilanou.ca
Edith Szilagyi
Instructor, LAA & Paralegal Programs
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
edithszilagyi@capilanou.ca
Henry Chung BA, JD, LLM
Instructor, Paralegal & Business Prgms
School of Legal Studies
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2554
Cedar Building, room CE333A
henrychung@capilanou.ca
Jeevyn Dhaliwal
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
jeevyndhaliwal@capilanou.ca
Jennifer MacGregor-Greer
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7414
Fir Building, room FR512
jgreer@capilanou.ca
Jillian Foster
Instructor, Paralegal Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
jillianfoster@capilanou.ca
John Fairlie
Convenor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR506
jfairlie@capilanou.ca
Karen Roussy
Instructor/Convenor, Paralegal & LAA Prg
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3653
Fir Building, room FR518
karenroussy@capilanou.ca
Karen Yip
Instructor, Paralegal/LAA/Tourism
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 990 7901 ext. 7901
Fir Building, room FR522
kyip@capilanou.ca
Leila Msadek
Lab Supervisor
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550A
leilamsadek@capilanou.ca
Michael Begg
Instructor, Paralegal Prog/School of Bus, CFA Membership, Cmns, & Committees Officer
Capilano University Faculty Association
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3573
Fir Building, room FR514
mbegg@capilanou.ca
Michael Molson
Instructor, LAA/Business Programs
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7284
Cedar Building, room CE326
michaelmolson2@capilanou.ca
Michelle Casavant
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
michellecasavant@capilanou.ca
Moira Aikenhead
Lab Supervisor
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550A
moiraaikenhead@capilanou.ca
Mumtaz Devji
Divisional Supervisor, Emergency Floor Warden Fir
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Communication

604 983 7503 ext. 7503
Fir Building, room FR550A
mdevji@capilanou.ca
Nick Hopewell
Instructor, Paralegal Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
nickhopewell@capilanou.ca
Paul Kressock
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
paulkressock@capilanou.ca
Sam Tecle
Instructor, Paralegal Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
sammytecle@capilanou.ca
Sara El Rayess BA, M.Ed. (in progress)
Chair, Instructor, Paralegal/LAA Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2247
Fir Building, room FR514
saraelrayess@capilanou.ca
Sermin Tatar
DDA1
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550e
sermintatar@capilanou.ca
V. Victoria Shroff
Instructor, Paralegal Program
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550b
victoriashroff@capilanou.ca

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About this program

School of Legal Studies
604 983 7594
604 990 7808 (fax)
Fir Building, room Rm 502
legalstudies@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Library Building, room LB152

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca