Law School News

On Saturday, Jan. 21, more than 100 people packed the Emilie Slohm Conference Center at South Texas College of Law Houston for the 31st “Law & the Media” seminar, co-sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Houston Press Club. The annual event brings together Houston attorneys, journalists, and students […]

Before an audience of hundreds on Monday, new Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg was sworn into office at her alma mater, South Texas College of Law Houston. South Texas President and Dean Donald J. Guter served as emcee for the event which was held in the Joe Green Auditorium. Ogg vowed to uphold the […]

Nearly 40 clients of South Texas College of Law Houston’s Legal Clinics attended a special holiday party with their families at the law school this week. The festive gathering provided fun and games for the children and teenagers, and clothes, food, blankets, and school supplies for the clients receiving pro bono legal assistance in South […]

The board of directors of South Texas College of Law Houston were pleased to host a holiday celebration and dinner recently for the school’s close friends and loyal donors. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Houston, the gathering honored those who have faithfully supported the law school and provided contributions of funds and […]

South Texas College of Law Houston board members, faculty, administrators, and staff proudly supported 90 graduates who collected their diplomas at the law school’s December 2016 commencement ceremony over the weekend. Held at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel in front of approximately 1,200 family members and friends, the ceremony included an inspiring commencement speech from Texas […]

The Texas Access to Justice (ATJ) Commission recently honored South Texas College of Law Houston student Maria Ivañez with its annual “Law Student Pro Bono Award,” which honors a student from an accredited Texas law school who has most enhanced the delivery of quality legal services to poor Texans and underserved communities. All students from […]

Students from South Texas College of Law Houston today donated approximately $38,000 to the Houston Food Bank’s 2016 “Share Your Holidays” food drive, equating to nearly 114,000 mealsfor hungry Houstonians. For the fifth year in a row, STCL Houston earned the honor of “largest academic donor” to the Houston Food Bank’s holiday food drive. The […]

South Texas College of Law Houston recently earned the title of “Best Moot Court of this Decade” in a ranking published in the fall 2016 issue of preLaw Magazine. In its feature, “Best Schools for Moot Court,” the publication highlighted schools that have excelled in moot court – an extracurricular activity in which law students […]

South Texas College of Law Houston students Brad Eric Franklin, Hayley Hervieux, and Chase Newsom recently won the school’s 123rd national advocacy championship. No other law school in the United States has won half as many. South Texas is one of only three national law schools consistently ranked in the top 10 for trial advocacy […]

Students at South Texas College of Law Houston won two national alternative dispute resolution (ADR) championships in the past month alone. Student Amanda Gordon won first place at the University of Houston’s Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition, which drew 16 competitors from nine law schools across the country for five rounds of mediation problems. […]