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South Texas College of Law Houston’s Moot Court Program Ranked No. 1 in the Nation

South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) moot court program is ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to new data compiled by the University of Houston Law Center’s (UHLC) Blakely Advocacy Institute. Each year, the Institute ranks law schools across the nation using a scoring system that evaluates the quality of the moot […]
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FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Times quoted Professor Josh Blackman in an article titled, “Justice Kavanaugh could have big impact early on Supreme Court.”

News Radio 740 (KTRH) quoted Professor Charles “Rocky” Rhodes in an article titled, “Texas Court Takes Up Online Anonymity.”

ThinkProgress quoted Professor Geoffrey S. Corn in an article titled, “Pentagon misled Obama administration on gun background check problem, document shows.”

The Houston Chronicle published an editorial by President and Dean Don Guter titled, “Haspel’s record of torture makes her unfit to serve as CIA director.”

The Dallas Morning News quoted Professor Derek Fincham in an article titled, “70 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skull is caught in tug-of-war.”

KPRC-TV (NBC Houston) interviewed Professor Kenneth Williams for a story titled, “Is current law enough to protect children?”

News Radio 740 (KTRH) quoted Associate Dean T. Gerald Treece in an article titled, “Justice Kavanaugh Era Begins.”

EVENTS

Alumni Weekend: Alumni Association Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Help us celebrate the Alumni Association’s accomplishments in 2018 at the biggest alumni event of the year! Awards for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Public Service Award and the Young Alumni Award will be presented to the award recipients.

Alumni Weekend: Campus Tours

New look, same great law school! Come by campus and see what’s changed since you’ve graduated from the beautiful renovations to the new outdoor signage with student-led tours departing every 30 minutes.

Alumni Weekend: Happy Hour featuring Milestone Reunions

Take in spectacular views of Discovery Green while enjoying light fare, drinks, and great conversation. All alumni are welcome to attend!

Alumni Weekend: CLE featuring Professors Carlson, Corn, Geoge, and Kelso

Earn 3 hours of CLEs while learning about significant cases in Texas civil procedure, national security law, family law and the US Supreme Court. A continental breakfast will be served prior to 8 AM.

Alumni Weekend: All-Alumni Casino Royale

Win or lose, you’re already in luck! Step back in time and for an evening of blackjack, roulette, poker, and more in a beautifully renovated 1920’s movie palace. Cash in your chips for prizes throughout the evening. Ticket price includes dinner and drinks.

LEGAL CLINICS

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Real World Experience, Critical Representation

Our 19 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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