Law School News

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 […]

Law students from across the country will have the opportunity to study with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during the summer of 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (CILE) — which includes South Texas College of Law Houston, California Western School of Law, New England Law | Boston, and […]

With a new $24,000 grant from this year’s “Night Court” — billed as “Houston’s All-Lawyer Charity Show” — South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics and its clients have plenty to sing and dance about. As the second-largest supporter of the whimsical, annual fundraiser featuring the theatrical performance of […]

The legal industry is changing rapidly. It’s a phenomenon that has been broadcast in publications from The American Lawyer to The Wall Street Journal. Technology has increased the pace of practice, clients have more demands and higher expectations, and workloads are piling up as a result. Today’s firms and practitioners are pressed to find a […]

Students from South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) today donated nearly $18,000 to ABC13’s 39th Annual “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive, benefiting the Houston Food Bank. This gift equates to 52,842 meals for hungry Houstonians. For the eighth year in a row, South Texas Law earned the honor of “largest academic donor” to […]

Michael Desmond — chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and assistant general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury — visited South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently to tour the school’s successful Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). Approximately 50 Houston-area tax attorneys, nonprofit leaders, law students, faculty, and staff members […]

For the third time in the past eight years, the Texas Access to Justice Commission (ATJ) recently honored South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) with its annual ATJ Law School Commitment to Service Award. This prestigious recognition — open to all accredited law schools in the state — “honors a law school that […]

For the second time this month, South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students won a prestigious national advocacy championship, bringing the law school’s unrivaled national advocacy championship total to 133 — more than any other law school in the country by at least half. The student team of Marcela Arevalo, Casidy Newcomer, and […]