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Over the past two weeks, South Texas College of Law Houston President and Dean Michael F. Barry conducted a multi-city, virtual “Coffee with the Dean” tour to interact with alumni. Barry — who presented with South Texas faculty members, students, and alumni co-hosts in the online forums — informed the alumni community about recent law […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students this week won a third national advocacy championship — and the school’s 136th overall — in the past two months alone. Alexa Moores and Tyler Allen earned the top prize at the Fifth Annual National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom, sponsored by the University of […]

South Texas College of Law Houston recently earned national acclaim for its innovation in providing in-person commencement ceremonies for new graduates despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporter Karen Sloan lauded Houston’s oldest law school in a Law.com article titled, “Bust Out Those Caps and Gowns. In-Person Commencement is Back at Some Law Schools.” In the story, […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently hosted the school’s successful, virtual 6th Annual Energy Law Negotiation Competition, drawing students from 18 law schools across the nation for the respected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition. The University of Texas School of Law took home the championship after besting Cardozo School of Law in […]

Geoffrey S. Corn, STCL Houston’s Gary A. Kuiper Distinguished Professor of National Security Law, recently co-authored an amicus brief which was cited multiple times in the Appeals Chamber judgment related to an important case before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Professor Corn also was among a small number of amicus authors invited by the Appeals Chamber […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently hosted the successful 10th Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, drawing top student advocates from 36 law schools across the United States. Considered one of the most prestigious advocacy competitions in the nation, the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge enables STCL Houston’s Advocacy program — ranked […]

South Texas College of Law Houston students Juanita Deaver and Reid Carrillo recently took first place at the 13th Annual National Latino(a) Law Student Association Moot Court Competition, earning the school’s unrivaled 135th national advocacy championship. Deaver and Carrillo also won the Best Respondent Brief at the virtual competition. The students’ success at the tournament […]

South Texas College of Law Houston recently announced the addition of five new members to the board of directors of Houston’s oldest law school. Joining the board are Michael E. Cokinos and STCL Houston alumni Aparna Dave ’02, Ephraim del Pozo ’97, Mary-Olga Lovett ’93, and Aaron M. Reimer ’07. “We are proud to welcome […]

South Texas College of Law Houston students Kylie Terry and Javier Gonzalez effectively extended the reign of advocacy excellence at Houston’s oldest law school by earning its unrivaled 134th national advocacy championship in February. STCL Houston has twice as many national advocacy championships as any other law school in the country. Terry and Gonzalez took […]

For the second time since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic one year ago, South Texas College of Law Houston has set the bar, offering unique, in-person graduation ceremonies amidst a global pandemic. On Saturday, Feb. 27, Houston’s oldest law school hosted three separate, in-person hooding ceremonies for December 2020 graduates, meeting both the students’ […]