Law School News

For the first time since the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas began awarding annual scholarships to law students, new alumni of South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) have earned two of the four coveted prizes for 2018. Adam Bateman ’18, former editor-in-chief of the South Texas Law Review, and Lindsay […]

More than 200 newly minted attorneys accepted their South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) diplomas at the law school’s May 2018 commencement ceremony on Saturday. In front of approximately 1,500 friends and family members, the new alumni celebrated their shared accomplishment at the George R. Brown Convention Center, followed by a reception at […]

Earning a law degree is a significant accomplishment for any student, but for Shartory Brown – who will graduate Saturday from South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) – the path to this triumph included conquering childhood homelessness, physical abuse, teenage pregnancy, and single motherhood, among other often debilitating life challenges. Brown lost her […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) President and Dean Donald J. Guter will step down from Houston’s oldest law school at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, he recently announced to the board of directors, faculty, staff, and more than 15,000 STCL Houston alumni. Currently the 18th longest-serving dean of the nation’s […]

Dozens of colleagues and friends of Jim Alfini, dean emeritus and professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston, gathered this week to celebrate his 15-year tenure at the law school. Attendees took turns sharing memorable stories about Alfini and thanking him for his extensive contributions to the school. Alfini also took the […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) – which opened its doors in 1923 with seven part-time instructors and 34 students – recently celebrated its 95th anniversary as the first and only law school in downtown Houston at its Illuminations Gala. More than 300 guests attended, including 152 alumni, 21 faculty and staff members, […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students recently defeated 49 other law school teams from nine countries – including Poland, Scotland, Ireland, U.K., Canada, U.S., Istanbul, Singapore, and India – to win the 17th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament in Chicago. Co-sponsored by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) and Loyola […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students earned two preeminent national honors last week alone – further establishing the 95-year-old law school as the best advocacy school in the nation and among the country’s most preeminent legal research and writing schools. Advocacy: Students Anthony Osso, Emma Short, and Sarah Wedgeworth remained undefeated throughout […]

The Federalist Society, a national organization of 60,000 lawyers, law students, and scholars committed to enhancing individual freedom, recently honored Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston), with its inaugural Joseph Story Award. This award is the successor to the Paul M. Bator Award, and – beginning […]

Licensed attorneys – and law students working under their supervision – at the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) encourage Harris County victims of Hurricane Harvey to take advantage of free legal counseling offered through the law school. Clinics’ staff and students stand ready to assist these […]