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Bernadette M. Agresti

  • Associate Professor
    Legal Studies
  • University Ombudsperson
    President's Office


The Legal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association since 1974

Courses Taught

  • Orientation to Paralegalism                                                LEGL105
  • Introduction to Law                                                             LEGL111
  • Real Estate Law                                                                 LEGL333
  • Public Records Research and Legal Title Abstracts          LEGL334
  • Legal Services Internship                                                   LEGL495

Professional Experience

  • Closing Officer, Chicago & Northwestern Railroad,  Chicago, Illinois (1984-1985)
  • Real Estate Paralegal, Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather  Geraldson, Chicago, Illinois   (1985-1986)
  • Child Custody Concilliator, County of Erie, Erie, PA (1986-1990)
  • Free-lance Paralegal,   Erie, Pennsylvania (1974-1984, 1986-present)
  • Legal Studies Program Director, Gannon University, Erie, PA (1986-present)
  • University Ombudsman

Professional Societies

  • American Association of Paralegal Educators (AAfPE)
  • International Ombudsman Association  (IOA)
  • North East Association of Pre-law Advisors (NAPLA)



  • Gannon Invitation to volunteer everywhere (GIVE)
  • St. Peter Cathedral Women's Council
  • Salvation Army
  • Peter's Presents
  • Mid-Knight Breakfast
  • Bishop's Breakfast
  • St. Peter Cathedral Women's Council Fundraisers
  • Cleaning Cathedral for Bishop's Ordination
  • Annual Law Day Luncheon