Beginning Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice, STCL Houston will close to outside visitors and only essential personnel will be expected to report to work. Supervisors will reach out to staff with additional information on modified operations. Staff should contact their supervisors or HR with questions. The school will provide additional updates as they become available. Please visit for updated information.

Law School News

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 […]

Current students and their families, alumni, faculty, and staff of South Texas College of Law Houston gathered recently to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the rich diversity of Houston’s oldest law school. Organized by the school’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), the event featured catered Asian-American cuisine, larger-than-life decorations, and festive dance […]

Community leaders, fellow judges, seasoned attorneys, family, and friends gathered recently to honor South Texas College of Law Houston alumna and board member Theresa W. Chang ’96 at her portrait unveiling ceremony in the Harris County Civil Justice Center. The Honorable Jim F. Kovach, judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 2 — […]

Dozens of attorneys, judges, and law students from across the state gathered this month at South Texas College of Law Houston for South Texas Law Review’s 26th annual Ethics Symposium with the 2020 topic: Malpractice and Mediation. The event drew a widely diverse panel of speakers, including esteemed judges, law firm leaders, law school deans, […]

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

South Texas College of Law Houston’s new president and dean Michael F. Barry recently addressed nearly 60 new students in the law school’s spring 1L class at orientation, providing them with both encouragement and honest feedback on the rigors of law school. He educated the students by telling them they are not just preparing for […]

The International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) recently honored South Texas College of Law Houston’s Animal Law Clinic (ALC) — the first and only of its kind in Texas — with its “Seeds Award,” created to “honor individuals and not-for-profit entities who have made exceptional contributions to the important and burgeoning field of animal law.” […]

Students in South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) applied their classroom learning last weekend, easing financial burdens for dozens of Houston taxpayers — while simultaneously easing the caseload of the U.S. Tax Court. Partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chief Counsel’s Office, STCL Houston invited taxpayers with pending […]