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Legal Studies

Rice's Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program is offered in classroom format. Ideal for career changers and those seeking a second career, the skills-based course is taught by leading, practicing attorneys. This program requires a bachelor's degree.

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Rice paralegal graduates are in demand – we regularly get job postings from Houston employers. In fact, many of our students find jobs before completing our program. Rice University's paralegal program is the only program in Houston that requires a bachelor's degree. Participants work with high caliber students and instructors and attend regularly scheduled classes with live instruction and access to interactive, online study tools that include practice exercise questions, lecture notes, quizzes and mock exams. Through the paralegal program, you have access to LexisNexis® and Westlaw® accounts. Currently, Rice's fall online paralegal program ranks No. 2 in the nation according to College Choice.


Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program

The Paralegal Graduate Certificate program, taught by practicing attorneys, is skills-based, offered in both an evening classroom and online format and includes career search support.