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.

Name Instructor Format Schedule start date AVAILABILITY

Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program

Clay Crawford, Roberto M. Hinojosa, Coleman Tucker, Patricia D. Petty On-campus 6-9 p.m 20190218 Feb. 18, 2019 Open

Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program

Lori Swann, Patricia D. Petty On-campus 9 a.m.-noon 20180402 Apr. 02, 2018 Closed

Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program

To Be Determined Off-campus 6-9 p.m. 20190219 Feb. 19, 2019 Open

Have a New Career in Five Months.

Our online paralegal certification program provides access to legal research and writing labs for all 50 states, as well as all U.S Territories, something no other program offers.