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Michelle Roy McSpurren

Michelle Roy McSpurren


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies


Michelle Roy McSpurren Program Coordinator, Paralegal and a full-time professor in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan College. Professor Roy McSpurren has taught a variety of legal subjects to paralegal, law clerk, business, accounting, and marketing students at various colleges. She has been teaching at Sheridan College for over ten years. Professor Roy McSpurren currently teaches in the Paralegal Program at Sheridan College. Professor Roy McSpurren holds an LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Ontario Bar. She obtained her M.A. from York University specializing in English. Her B.A. (Hons.) degree, conferred by that same university, emphasized Creative Writing in addition to English. Professor Roy McSpurren’s areas of academic interest include legal writing, legal research, paralegal practice management, ethics, torts and contracts. She regularly teaches courses covering all these topics. Prior to teaching, Professor Roy McSpurren worked in legal publishing for several years and has edited and/or contributed to journals, newsletters and other publications in the areas of education law, condominium law, corporate law, torts, contracts, and business law. She is the coauthor of the textbook Practice Management for Paralegals now in its second edition.

Teaching Interests

  • A variety of courses in the Paralegal program but particularly courses such as Ethics and Professional Practice for Paralegals, Principles of Legal Writing I and II, Legal Research
  • and Writing, Practice Management & Workplace Skills, and Special Topics in Paralegal Practice.

Research Interests

  • I love all kinds of legal research.
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