Law School News

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students recently defeated 49 other law school teams from nine countries – including Poland, Scotland, Ireland, U.K., Canada, U.S., Istanbul, Singapore, and India – to win the 17th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament in Chicago. Co-sponsored by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) and Loyola […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students earned two preeminent national honors last week alone – further establishing the 95-year-old law school as the best advocacy school in the nation and among the country’s most preeminent legal research and writing schools. Advocacy: Students Anthony Osso, Emma Short, and Sarah Wedgeworth remained undefeated throughout […]

The Federalist Society, a national organization of 60,000 lawyers, law students, and scholars committed to enhancing individual freedom, recently honored Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston), with its inaugural Joseph Story Award. This award is the successor to the Paul M. Bator Award, and – beginning […]

Licensed attorneys – and law students working under their supervision – at the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) encourage Harris County victims of Hurricane Harvey to take advantage of free legal counseling offered through the law school. Clinics’ staff and students stand ready to assist these […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) teams brought home a national and a regional championship – in advocacy and transactional law, respectively – last weekend alone. Advocacy: STCL Houston again defended its title as the best advocacy law school in the United States with its unprecedented 129th national advocacy championship win at the […]

Approximately 100 underrepresented students from Yates High School experienced “A Day in the Life of a Law Student” recently at South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) “Discover Law Day,” hosted by the school’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) chapter and sponsored by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). BLSA members at STCL Houston […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently hosted the state’s third annual Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition, in which high school students from YES Prep West Campus argued a fictional case involving the First and Fourteenth Amendments in courtrooms throughout the law school. This is the only competition of its kind in Texas. Competition […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) is known historically as a national leader in Advocacy training, but a recent ranking by preLaw magazine – a National Jurist publication – names the school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and international law programs among the best in the country. The magazine graded law schools on the […]

Approximately 110 seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School visited South Texas College of Law Houston today to learn about the law and conduct their own mock trial. The event, sponsored by the Houston Bar Association and spearheaded by Shannon and John Ramirez and Rachel and Clay Steely – who met […]

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg ’86 returned to her alma mater, South Texas College of Law Houston, recently to deliver a “State of the Office” address to approximately 700 employees of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. STCL Houston President and Dean Don Guter welcomed Ogg and noted, “Your law school and fellow alumni […]