Center for Advanced Legal Studies held its 65th Commencement Ceremony for graduates of its paralegal programs on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at South Texas College of Law. It was one of the best ever!
A total of 105 paralegal credentials were conferred. Paralegal Certificates were awarded to 90 graduates, and Associate of Applied Science Degrees were awarded to 15 graduates. Many graduates were able to attend in person, while those unable to attend were able to view the ceremony via the live stream. Congratulations graduates on your hard work, dedication, and accomplishment.
The commencement address was presented by David DeCasper, a Senior Paralegal at the firm Adame Garza, LLP in Houston, Texas where he manages the firm's Pre-Litigation Personal Injury Department. David is also a graduate of CALS. His address was insightful, inspiring, and witty. Thank you again David.
Additional comments and congratulations were provided by Academic Dean Thomas B. Swanson, J.D. The event was moderated by CALS' Director of Outreach and Career Services, Tami Riggs.
Paralegal degrees and certificates were presented by Doyle R. Happe, Director and co-founder of Center for Advanced Legal Studies with the assistance of Crystal Camacho, Mr. Swanson and Mr. DeCasper. Thank you to all the staff members who helped make this event possible and contributed to its success, and to all the faculty members who were in attendance.
You can view the full ceremony below, and can share your comments and photos at the Facebook event page located at https://www.facebook.com/events/1921742271303522/
Professional photographs of the event and of each graduate in attendance receiving their credential are available through John Nader Photography.
Many graduates provided photographs and personal statements which were included in the graduation presentation and are provided in the image gallery below. We appreciate their contributions and wish all graduates success and the best of luck in their careers and future endeavors. Way to go grads!