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Spring Enrollments

South Texas College of Law admits a spring class of ninety full-time students each year. Students starting in January will graduate in three years, the same length of time as students starting in the traditional fall class, with graduation held in December.  The January class allows students to start six months early and avoids delaying the start of your legal education. The application deadline is October 1.

Students who start in January experience identical classroom experiences and opportunities as those who begin in the fall.  The established schedules allow students who start in the spring to take advantage of three summers to seek out internships, clerkships, and volunteer opportunities before graduation. Students start their education with the fundamentals:

   
Students starting in the spring have no obligation to attend classes in the summer semesters, but
   
are welcome to do so to accelerate their studies.  If
   
attending summer classes the schedule would be
   
modified as follows:

   
First Spring Semester
 
Legal Research and Writing I
  2
   
Contracts I  
  3

First Spring Semester

   
Torts I                                                          
  3
Legal Research and Writing I            
  2  
Civil Procedure                                 
  4
Contracts I                                         
  3  
Criminal Law                                     
  3
Torts I   
  3  
Total Hours                                       
15
Civil Procedure                                 
  4  
Criminal Law                                     
  3  
First Summer Semester
Total Hours                                       
15  
Contracts II                                        
  3
   
Torts II                                              
  3
First Fall Semester
   
Total Hours                                        
  6
Legal Research and Writing II          
  2  
Contracts II                                        
  3  
First Fall Semester      
Torts II                                               
  3  
Legal Research and Writing II 
  2
Constitutional Law                            
  4  
Constitutional Law                                       
  4
Property I                                           
  3  
Property I 
  3
Total Hours                                       
15  
Evidence and/or Federal Income Tax
  3
   
Elective                                              
  3
Second Spring Semester
   
Total Hours                                        
15
 Property II                                        
  3  
Evidence                                          
  3  
Second Spring Semester
Federal Income Taxation                 
  3  
Property II                                         
  3
Total Hours (Plus Electives)             
  9  
Evidence or Federal Income Tax       
  3
   
Electives                                             
  9
   
Total Hours                                        
15
   
       
       

Why South Texas College of Law?

South Texas College of Law is located in downtown Houston amid thousands of law firms, governmental agencies, and corporations—the perfect environment to learn and explore options for the future. As the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is home to 25 Fortune 500 companies, is growing at a rate in excess of 20% a decade, and yet maintains one of the lowest costs of living for a major metropolitan area in the country.

Students can take advantage of the diversity of Houston's opportunities while a student at South Texas, starting by getting involved at the college. The co-curricular programs, study abroad programs, and student organizations create learning and networking outlets for students while being challenging and fun. South Texas is home to more than thirty student organizations ranging from special interests, like animal law and sports law, to academic fraternities and undergraduate affinity groups. All students are encouraged to embrace student volunteering opportunities working to improve their communities.         

South Texas College of Law makes getting a legal education affordable. Tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year for a full-time student is $12,870 per semester—among the lowest tuition for private schools in the country. South Texas offers $3.8 million in scholarships to both full-time and part-time students, and financial aid is available. Please see detailed financial aid information on the college's website. http://www.stcl.edu/fao/index.html,  or contact the Scholarships and Financial Aid office for details at 713/646-1820. The deadline for financial aid applications is October 1.

For more information on spring admissions, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@stcl.edu or 713-646-1810.                   

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I apply for part-time admissions for the spring semester?

A: South Texas College of Law currently only enrolls part-time students in the fall semester.

Q: By when must I take the LSAT to be considered for the spring term?

A: Spring candidates must take the LSAT on or before October to be considered for spring.

Q: If I enroll for the spring semester, do I graduate in May?

A: Spring enrollees graduate in December. Most December graduates will take the February administration of the bar exam.

Q: Can spring applicants participate in on-campus interviews?

A: Spring applicants have the same opportunities that are available to fall applicants. Spring applicants are able to study-abroad, participate in moot court/mock trial and in the on-campus interview program.

Q: Is it easier to be admitted for the spring semester?

A: The spring semester is not any more/less competitive than the fall semester. We encourage you to apply for the term that best fits your schedule.

Q: If I get admitted for the spring, can I defer until the fall?

A: South Texas College of Law does not grant admissions deferrals. If you are admitted and do not attend, you will be required to reapply for subsequent semesters.

 

 

 



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