UPDATE: Due to severe weather in the Houston area, the Graduation Live Stream has been postponed to February 27th.
On February 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM Central, Center for Advanced Legal Studies will hold its 67th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs. This will be the second straight commencement ceremony held virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Just over 5 months ago graduation was held virtually as well and 103 paralegal credentials were conferred. For the 67th Commencement Ceremony attendees will be at home watching with their family and friends on the live stream, and presenters will have submitted contributions to the event several days previously.
A total of 87 paralegal credentials will be conferred. Paralegal Certificates will be awarded to 66 graduates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees will be awarded to 21 graduates. Congratulations graduates on your hard work, dedication, and accomplishment. Your perseverance under the added difficulties imposed by a global pandemic has earned you the everlasting respect and admiration of us all.
The commencement address will be presented by Thomas B. Swanson, J.D., Academic Dean at Center for Advanced Legal Studies. The event will be moderated by CALS' Director of Outreach and Career Services, Tami Riggs, with contributions from Eric H. Happe, Director of Distance Education.
You can view the ceremony below as it is streamed live on YouTube at 10:00 AM, and can share your comments and photos on the Facebook event page located at https://www.facebook.com/events/461866924948687/
Many graduates provided photographs and personal statements which will be included in the graduation presentation and are provided below in an image gallery. We appreciate their contributions and wish all graduates success and the best of luck in their careers and future endeavors. Way to go grads!