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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

President and Dean Don Guter co-authored an editorial published in the Houston Chronicle, Austin American-StatesmanSan Antonio Express-News, and the Laredo Morning Times titled, “Time to fight for veterans’ right to legal aid.”

Professor Josh Blackman published an editorial in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Birthright Citizenship is a Constitutional Mandate.”

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

Professor Geoffrey S. Corn co-authored an editorial published in Indian Strategic Studies titled, “Israel’s Next Northern War: Operational and Legal Challenges.”

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?”

WUSF News quoted Associate Dean T. Gerald Treece in an article titled, “One Year After Texas Church Shooting, Families Want the Air Force Held Accountable.”

EVENTS

Houston Alumni Holiday Party

Before the holidays, join fellow alumni and their guests for one last party of the year at The Downtown Club. For the past few years, the holiday party has drawn one of the biggest alumni crowds of the year! Come join the fun and enjoy the complimentary light fare and drinks. Complimentary valet parking provided. […]

Experience South Texas College of Law Houston

Join us for an introduction to South Texas College of Law Houston. The event will include opportunities to hear from faculty, students, and alumni. Admissions and Financial Aid officers will be available to answer questions. Experience South Texas College of Law Houston Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1303 San Jacinto Houston, TX  77002 […]

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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