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"All of the instructors were amazing -- they were extremely thorough in their presentation of information and in the execution of their lessons, which, as a former teacher, I truly appreciated. They made themselves available for personalized instruction, and always provided valuable feedback throughout the learning process. Though the program is only five months, it is demanding, and I found it to be a solid foundation for me to begin my new career as a paralegal. In fact, ten days after graduating from the program and receiving my paralegal certificate from Rice University, I was hired by a local law firm where I specialized in pharmaceutical litigation."
"I believe that the course provided a thorough foundation for a career in paralegal services … the teachers were all enthusiastic and seemed to care about the students. Toward the end of the course, there were several very interesting guest lecturers which really helped me connect to what I might see and do as a paralegal."
"I learned a tremendous amount about the skills needed to be a paralegal as well as what it takes to pursue law school."
"Excellent instructors, and it was good to always have online instruction available."
"The class accomplished what I had hoped and expected. I have gained invaluable contacts and made a connection with all of the (instructors). Program did a great job of catering to each student’s needs."
"I feel that I am able to go into the career with this knowledge and be a great paralegal. I enjoyed the classroom dynamics."
"The instructors were definitely qualified. I feel that I received a very good paralegal education. The class hours were perfect for a working professional."
"The classes were well organized and constructive."
"The materials and resources available were extremely helpful, and the instructors were top notch."
"The Paralegal Program is excellent. The attorneys chosen were definitely the best for the courses they taught. It was not only a wonderful experience, but one that positively impacted my future. Thank you!"
"The writing assignments were challenging and really helped me to see what being a paralegal would be like."
"Students were seriously there to learn a new skill or be exposed to a new profession. Good mixture of ages and backgrounds. Some wanting this as a career, some wanting certification in a current career, and some getting their feet wet before possibly pursuing law school."
"I learned a great deal and got a great job."
"I got a job! I chalk up my success to the efforts of the excellent teaching staff and the program organization. I am so glad that I chose Rice, and I am so grateful for all you and the staff has done to make this career change happen."