School of Legal Studies

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 Commons – 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.

Aimee McMaster
Administrative Support
School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594 ext. 7594
Fir Building, room FR550E
aimeemcmaster@capilanou.ca
Angeline Han
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3537
Fir Building, room FR546
ahan@capilanou.ca
Calvin Thiessen
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal 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
Christopher Hardcastle
Instr., Sch. of Business/Paralegal Prog.
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7371
Cedar Building, room CE308
chrishardcastle@capilanou.ca
Debbie Jamison
Instructor, Paralegal/Legal Admin Asst.
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3535
Fir Building, room FR540
djamison@capilanou.ca
Jennifer MacGregor-Greer
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7414
Fir Building, room FR512
jgreer@capilanou.ca
John Fairlie
Chair, Legal Studies / Instr., Paralegal
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2297
Fir Building, room FR506
jfairlie@capilanou.ca
Karen Roussy
Instructor, Legal Admin Asst Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3653
Fir Building, room FR518
karenroussy@capilanou.ca
Karen Yip
Instr, AB/Paralegal Program/Tourism
Applied Business Unit
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 990 7901 ext. 7901
Fir Building, room FR544
kyip@capilanou.ca
Lindy Tucker
Instr./Conv.-Legal Admin.Asst./Paralegal
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2363
Fir Building, room FR518
ltucker@capilanou.ca
Michael Begg
CFA Membership, Cmns, & Committees Officer, Instructor, Paralegal Prog/School of Bus
Capilano University Faculty Association
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3573
Fir Building, room FR514
mbegg@capilanou.ca
Michael Molson
Instr, Appl Business/Instr, Legal Admin
Applied Business Unit
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7284
Cedar Building, room CE326
michaelmolson2@capilanou.ca
Michelle Medalla
Assist. to Dean of Bus & Prof. Studies, Emergency Floor Warden Cedar
School of Business
School of Communication
School of Legal Studies

604 984 4923 ext. 4923
Cedar Building, room CE371
mmedalla@capilanou.ca
Monika Follett
Instructor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7414
Fir Building, room FR5516
mfollett@capilanou.ca
Mumtaz Devji
DDA3, School of Legal Studies
School of Legal Studies

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

604 986 1911 ext. 3536
Fir Building, room FR550E
sandihamson@capilanou.ca
Sara El Rayess
Instructor, Legal Admin Asst/Paralegal
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2247
Fir Building, room FR508
saraelrayess@capilanou.ca
Todd Follett
Lab Supervisor, Paralegal Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7414
Fir Building, room FR550a
tfollett@capilanou.ca
Vincent Keramat
Instructor, Legal Admin Asst Program
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3657
Fir Building, room FR512
vincentkeramat@capilanou.ca
William Enwright
Chair, School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Legal Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2372
Fir Building, room FR550c
wenwright@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this school?

School of Legal Studies


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

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca