Central Penn College - John DeLeo


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John DeLeo
Program Chair, Legal Studies

Academic Bio

John DeLeo is a professor of Legal Studies. Before coming to Central Penn he practiced law in New Orleans, Lancaster and Harrisburg.

He is the author of three textbooks:

  • The Student’s Guide to Understanding Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • The Pennsylvania Paralegal

Professor DeLeo also writes articles on the legal profession and reviews and evaluates legal manuscripts.

Personal Bio

My wife, Teresa and I live in Wrightsville and we have a son, Ben.

Teaching Philosophy

I try to bring an excitement and enthusiasm about learning the law whether the setting is the traditional classroom or online. I bring interesting real-life cases and fact situations to the students to grab attention and to illustrate the legal concepts we are studying.

John DeLeo


(717) 728-2283


  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Penn State (1976)
  • J.D. Loyola of New Orleans School of Law (1984)

Courses & Subjects

  • Business Law
  • Contracts
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Ligation
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Coordinator of the Annual Mock Tria


  • Faculty Member of the Year Award, 1990
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award 1993
  • Todd A Milano Award - 2005