Gregory L. Demers earned his B.A. from Seton Hall, summa cum laude, in Philosophy and Political Science in 2007. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law, one of the nation's elite law schools. Greg is now a litigation associate and focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes and government investigations. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, including successfully representing asylum-seekers fleeing from political persecution.
Greg on "Why study philosophy?"
"Any practicing lawyer will tell you that law school is less about memorizing legal doctrines and more about learning how to 'think like a lawyer.' I found that studying philosophy at Seton Hall provided an important stepping stone in that it cultivates the critical thinking skills and analytical abilities that are needed to excel in law school and make for a good lawyer."
The Department of Philosophy at Seton Hall provides the opportunity for examining major philosophers and areas from ancient times to the present. Students are able to learn about the field, and receive strong training in analytical and writing skills. The program's faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction grounded in practical experience while also exploring the frontiers of their discipline.
Gregory is an example of what great minds can do at Seton Hall. As the University celebrates its latest milestone of an alumni network of 100,000, achievements of alumni of all walks of life will continue to be highlighted throughout the year.
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