Department Chair, Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice
MS, JD, Vermont Law School
Darren Defoe received his Juris Doctorate in 1990 from Vermont Law School and was admitted to the Maine Bar. In 1991, he received a master’s degree in legal studies with a concentration in environmental law. After publishing a research paper for the Vermont Natural Resources Council in 1991, Mr. Defoe was hired by to work on a major environmental action in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1994, he joined a firm in South Paris, Maine, where he practiced in a number of fields, including family law and criminal law. In 1997, he was chosen as the director of paralegal studies at Casco Bay College. Mr. Defoe has been the chair of the Paralegal Department at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) since 2000.