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Paralegal Studies Degree & Certficate Faculty

Ivy M. Kempf, J.D.

Ivy Kempf

Ivy M. Kempf

Professor

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law
B.S., West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Subject Areas: Business and Corporate Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Legal Research and Writing

Professor Ivy M. Kempf, Esq., is a full professor in the Legal Studies Program at Peirce College. She has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. While attending Rutgers School of Law, Professor Kempf was a Dean's Merit Scholar and participated in Hunter Moot Court. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the E.D. of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

Prior to joining Peirce College in 2007, Professor Kempf practiced law in a Corporate and Commercial litigation firm, where she independently managed, counseled and litigated a caseload of over 130 top Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 clients in commercial, contract and business-related matters. Professor Kempf has tried cases in both state and federal court and has had the honor of arguing before the New Jersey Court of Appeals.

Professor Kempf's primary instructional focus areas are: Business and Corporate Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Courts, Professional Ethics, Legal Research and Legal Writing. She teaches in the Paralegal Studies, Legal Studies in Business, and Criminal Justice programs and has designed a vast array of courses in all three programs. Professor Kempf was the co-chair of Peirce College's Writing and Information Literacy Committee from 2011 to 2014. In that role, she was instrumental in the creation and development of the Writing Intensive Program. She maintains strong relationships with local paralegal associations and has presented numerous legal writing workshops at professional conferences.

Contact Ivy M. Kempf, J.D.: ikempf@peirce.edu

    The full-time faculty members of Peirce College's on-campus and online Paralegal Degree and Paralegal Certificate programs provide students with the foundation and academic credential base necessary for moving into rewarding legal careers as paralegal professionals.

    In our associate degree program, our professors approach the study of law from a theoretical, conceptual and practical perspective. That means Peirce College Paralegal Studies graduates leave us prepared for the demands of the paralegal profession.

    Thanks to a curriculum that focuses on a full range of legal specialty practice areas and a broad scope of general education perspectives, our Paralegal program imparts in students the critical thinking, analytical processing and legal skill sets necessary to succeed as paralegals. In collaboration with legal practitioners, employers and professional associations, the faculty continues working toward the ultimate goal of reassessing and improving the program to match the legal industry needs of today and tomorrow.

    Our faculty is also proud to provide students with the only ABA-approved paralegal bachelor's degree in Philadelphia. Bachelor's degree students will receive advanced legal lessons from our faculty on topics such as legal technology, family law, real estate law, business organizations, estate law, legal writing, legal research, criminal law and employment law. For your final capstone project, your professor will take you through a classroom simulation of what it's like to work in a real law office, giving you hands-on experience with a multitude of practical activities related to actual job responsibilities of civil practice, non-litigation paralegals.

    The faculty will also formally introduce degree graduates to the professional paralegal certification/regulation process, and you can even earn your Paralegal Certificate at Peirce.

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