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Law School News

After careful consideration and consultation with students, faculty, and staff — in addition to other national law school deans — South Texas College of Law Houston President and Dean Michael F. Barry this week shared the school’s plan for fall instruction during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a series of virtual town hall sessions this […]

For the first time in 97 years, an Hispanic law student has taken the helm as editor-in-chief of South Texas Law Review at Houston’s oldest law school. His fellow students at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently elected Gaspar Gonzalez editor-in-chief of the school’s esteemed student-led journal. He will serve in this […]

T. Gerald Treece, a trailblazer in legal education and advocacy training, beloved mentor, and indispensable member of the South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) family, passed away Monday, July 13 after a long illness. Dean Treece — or treasured “Coach” to the countless STCL Houston students privileged to benefit from his one-of-a-kind instruction in law […]

Producers from NBC National News flew to Houston this month to interview Eric Kwartler, a public interest attorney in South Texas College of Law Houston’s Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics, about a topic that has gone viral across the nation in recent weeks — the illegal eviction of thousands of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

As the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic persist, South Texas College of Law Houston is working overtime to ensure its new 1L students remain engaged and excited about beginning law school this fall. To create an interactive environment, Assistant Dean Alicia Cramer and her team in the Admissions office have planned a series of five […]

New South Texas College of Law Houston Professor Guha Krishnamurthi is among a handful of law professors in the nation leading the exciting new “Yada Yada Law School” — a free, online lecture series teaching law through the lens of the popular 90s sitcom. Established by Seinfeld fan Gregory Shill, a professor at the University […]

 To the Texas Legal Community:  Each of us is the dean of one of the ten Texas law schools. At first glance, our ten schools might be considered a collective study in contrasts: Private and public. Large and small. Faith-based and secular. Urban and rural. Old and new.  The events of the last two weeks, […]

When the Texas Board of Law Examiners announced the pass list for the February 2020 Texas Bar Exam, one study group discovered they literally set the bar. For the third time in five years, a recent South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) graduate — 30-year-old Case Towslee — earned the highest score of […]

When South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) student Jessica Livsey and her fiancé, Paul Ogin, bought their first 3D printer, they looked forward to creating plastic combat robots — known as Battlebots — to compete as a family in national tournaments. Little did they know their hobby would later protect individuals on the […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students recently found themselves just one award short of a complete sweep of the nation’s most prestigious legal writing competition. Student advocates from Houston’s oldest law school earned second- and third-place in the 2020 American Society of Legal Writers’ Scribes competition this month. STCL Houston students have […]