Law School News

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students continue to shine on the national advocacy stage this fall, as third-year students Simrita Chamdal and Yvonne Nguyen earned the “Best Brief in the Nation” award at the 2018 National Finals of the Judge Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition in Chicago over the weekend. Moot court […]

In celebration of Veterans Day, South Texas College of Law Houston President and Dean Don Guter and Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court co-authored and published a timely editorial urging essential legal aid for veterans. The editorial is copied below in its entirety: “Time to Fight for Veterans’ Right to Legal […]

As final exams approach, students at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) juggle more than weighty textbooks and study guides; stress is ever present. To help ease students’ anxiety, this week the STCL Houston chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) partnered with Caring Critters Inc., a nonprofit, volunteer organization in the […]

South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Animal Legal Defense Fund — a student group committed to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system — recently hosted a Howl-O-Ween Photo Contest to raise funds for a worthy cause: the training of a service dog for a young patient […]

The Mexican American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH) honored South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) President and Dean Don Guter with the 2018 Amicus Award at its annual gala Friday evening. The gala celebrated MABAH’s 46th year of service to the Hispanic legal profession and community. The respected award — established by MABAH, Texas’ […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) again defended its title as the best advocacy law school in the United States with its 131st national advocacy championship at the 11th annual National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) Moot Court Competition, hosted by Cardozo Law School in New York City earlier this month. Students Erandy […]

More than 100 friends, alumni, former advocates, and members of the Houston legal community gathered this week to honor their mentor and colleague, T. Gerald Treece, on his 40th anniversary as the founder and staple of South Texas College of Law Houston’s “Best in the Nation” Advocacy program. Treece, STCL Houston vice president, associate dean, […]

Ninety-five South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students participated in the law school’s 8th Annual ADR Intramural Tournament, sponsored by Porter Hedges LLP, over the weekend. The students competed for 25 highly selective spots on the school’s 10 ADR teams that will compete in two international tournaments and eight national tournaments in the […]

This week, President Donald J. Trump nominated South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) alumnus Travis A. Greaves ’08 to serve as a judge on the United States Tax Court, a momentous achievement for Greaves and the first nomination of its kind for an STCL Houston alumnus. Greaves currently serves as Deputy Assistant Attorney […]

Alumni of South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently answered a challenge by the Beaumont Foundation, matching its $100,000 gift, to establish the T. Gerald Treece Endowed Scholarship at the law school. This scholarship – to be granted annually in honor of T. Gerald Treece, STCL Houston vice president, associate dean, and director […]