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Michael DeSimone

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Michael DeSimone, Esq.
Adjunct Professor
Contact Information
Areas of Expertise: 
Paralegal Studies

“Practicing Law and teaching as an adjunct professor for more than twenty year at the college level and in the RI prison system has taught me that everyone, regardless of their background or experience, has something to offer that we can all learn from.    I am truly amazed each and every semester with the quality of our students and their eagerness to learn”

Mr. DeSimone’s undergraduate degree is in Engineering and Management from Roger Williams University.  He also received his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law in Boston, MA.  He truly appreciated the faculty members that helped to guide him along the way and now is proud to be on the giving side of the equation.

Law in Contemporary Society requires the critical skill of debating current legal issues as they relate to the Constitution.   Students quickly learn that there is no “perfect” or “right” answer.  Through our many debated topics, students are required to read, research, form an opinion and argue their legal opinion, while expanding their thoughts and respecting others that embrace different views.  Even though we must respect adversarial views we must also be ready to persuasively argue our legal point.  The skills they develop during the semester will aid through all walks of live.  There will be many situations in their legal careers that will require patience, quick thinking and understanding.