Law School News

South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) “Law Suits” program provides students with two critical necessities for landing their first legal job: a professional suit and the confidence a well-tailored appearance can bring. Many law students are not able to invest in professional attire and struggle with how to “look like a lawyer,” especially […]

Donald J. Guter, retired Rear Admiral, JAGC, USN – president and dean of South Texas College of Law Houston and 37thJudge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy– will host the law school’s May 2019 commencement ceremony. A total of 258 STCL Houston students are eligible to participate, while an estimated 2,000 family members and supporters […]

More than 400 alumni, faculty and staff members, judges, elected officials, and friends of South Texas College of Law Houston gathered Saturday for the law school’s 2019 Gala, which raised nearly $500,000 for scholarships. Hosted at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, the black-tie Gala offered an opportunity for attendees to reconnect with classmates, honor the […]

South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Institute for International Legal Practice & National Security, in partnership with Currents: Journal of International Economic Law, recently hosted its first symposium on compliance in international corporate legal practices.  The event educated Houston’s international compliance community and STCL Houston students and faculty on industry developments and the future […]

South Texas College of Law Houston’s Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution and Harry L. Reed Oil and Gas Institute recently hosted the school’s 5thannual Energy Law Negotiation Competition. Thirty-six students from 18 national law schools participated in the competitive alternative dispute resolution tournament that provides students with a unique opportunity to sharpen their negotiation […]

Law students in South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Asylum & Human Trafficking Clinic recently played a vital role in rescuing a 37-year-old woman and her family from years of terror caused by a vicious perpetrator of human trafficking in Honduras. Working alongside their professor, Kristin Zipple-Shedd, public interest attorney in the law […]

The board of directors of South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently granted tenure to Christopher S. Kulander, Ph.D., professor of law and director of the school’s Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute. Kulander — whose expertise includes domestic energy law, international energy law, mining law, oil and gas law, and […]

The board of directors of South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) today announced that Michael F. Barry, current assistant dean and practitioner in residence at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, has accepted the position of president and dean of the nearly 100-year-old law school in downtown Houston. Barry, who […]

Law students in South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Animal Law Clinic recently traveled to Austin to voice their support for an amendment they drafted to the state’s Animal Cruelty Statute — one that would offer much-needed protection, both to helpless animals and human victims of domestic violence. The students’ proposed amendment — […]

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) recently visited South Texas College of Law Houston to announce a bill allowing victim support dogs in federal courtrooms. The new legislation — titled the Dogs as Witness Guardians (DAWG) Act — will give judges the authority to allow certified facility dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses. This legislation would clarify federal judges’ […]