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STCL Houston Professor Moderates International Security Law Conference

South Texas College of Law Houston Professor Geoffrey S. Corn – a retired lieutenant colonel and senior law of war expert for the U.S. Army – this week moderated a key international security law conference hosted by the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. The conference, entitled, “A […] More »

EVENTS

Spring Final Exams

DFW Alumni Happy Hour

Come join fellow South Texas alumni for a fun happy hour at High Fives, owned by Brian Shields ’06.

Energy Alumni Brewery Social

Please stop by the Taproom and let the Energy Alumni Chapter buy you a couple of beers as we watch the Astros take on the Yankees. Every person in attendance will receive a 16 oz. 8th Wonder souvenir glass. The award winning Eatsie Boys food truck will also be on site.

Spring Commencement

THE MAY 2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY George R. Brown Convention Center – General Assembly Hall 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m Student Robing Room: 332C Reception Immediately Following Ceremony. For additional details, please visit the Registrar’s website. Directions and parking information for the George R. Brown Convention […]

Memorial Day Holiday

LEGAL CLINICS

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Real World Experience, Critical Representation

Our 15 clinics offer students the chance to learn valuable, real-world legal skills by providing critical legal representation to traditionally under-represented populations.

A large variety of employment opportunities fall under the general umbrella of business and corporate law. For example, business lawyers may help create business entities, facilitate commercial dealings, finance business endeavors, or steward clients through bankruptcy proceedings.

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Dispute resolution specialists should be familiar with multiple dispute resolution processes, both in and out of court. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes include arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. The stages of litigation include discovery, motions practice, and trial advocacy.

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A focus on criminal law can open an array of potential career choices. Possible career options include state or federal trial practice as a prosecutor or defense attorney, as well as post-conviction practice, which includes direct appeals and habeas.

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There are a multitude of career opportunities for South Texas College of Law Houston students to pursue in the energy industry, which include working for law firms doing energy work, oil and gas companies, and oil field service providers. Attorneys practicing in this field must develop a firm understanding of the oil and gas industry.

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Environmental and natural resources law encompasses all areas of law dealing with the protection of air, land, water, plants, and animals. A technical background in public health, science, or engineering is not required to practice in this field, but it could be beneficial.

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Estate planning attorneys provide legal assistance to clients in order to arrange for the efficient transfer of client wealth during life and following death. Estate planning attorneys may be called upon to draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and prenuptial agreements, along with other planning documents.

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Family law encompasses divorce, custody, and a variety of other issues regarding domestic relations and the family. In addition to understanding the substantive law, family law attorneys must be well versed in procedure and should develop familiarity with several dispute resolution processes.

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Immigration law encompasses the avenues and procedures available to temporarily or permanently come to the United States. It also includes the rules that dictate whether and how to remove individuals from the country.

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Intellectual property is the study of law relating to certain products of the mind, usually patented inventions, copyrighted expressions, the trademarks used to symbolize commercial goodwill, and secret information used for competitive advantage.

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In a globalized world, lawyers need to be trained in more than domestic law. Increasingly, U.S. lawyers practice in fields where they may have foreign clients, deal with foreign parties as well as with foreign and international laws through transactional work, and litigate or arbitrate with foreign parties or on issues that concern foreign and international law.

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The practice of employment law may be attractive to anyone interested in people, personalities, and the dynamics of personal relations at the workplace. Employment lawyers may practice in a government agency or private firm.

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Public interest work includes “legal aid” practice and “targeted” lawyering. In the legal aid practice, lawyers represent clients at or near the poverty level in an array of civil legal issues. Targeted lawyering takes place when an attorney works for a non-profit or nongovernmental organization that advocates for one or more causes.

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Property law is a field that encompasses a broad array of practice areas and opportunities. The primary areas of focus for property attorneys are real estate and land use law. Property law can also intersect with many other practice areas, including environmental and energy law.

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Being a solo practitioner or member of a small practice provides attorneys with many unique opportunities but also challenges. Such attorneys must understand how to establish and manage a practice, and how to market and grow a practice.

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Tax attorneys provide tax planning services and help clients resolve disputes with taxing authorities. They may work in law firms, accounting firms, in-house tax departments, or for federal or state government agencies.

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The Texas Bar Examination is a gateway through which all the specific career pathways must pass, so all Texas law students should pay at least some attention to the subjects tested on the Texas Bar Examination when planning their law school curricula.

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