DID YOU KNOW?
We foster a supportive culture where students recognize the value of working together and professors are committed to supporting their students.
Our alumni have gone on to distinguished careers in public service, corporate law, judiciary, and some of the nation’s premier firms.
Graduates of South Texas College of Law Houston enjoy one of the state’s highest employment rates.
Our students graduate with some of the lowest debt burdens among private law schools in Texas.
National Jurist magazine lists South Texas College of Law Houston as one of the most diverse in the country.
Our 19 legal practice clinics give students the chance to handle real cases on behalf of those who need it most.
We offer a legal education that blends case law theory with relevant experience and professional opportunities.
Our Advocacy Program has trained student teams that have won 131 national championships—more than any other law school in the country.
We believe that an accessible legal education can be a powerful force for positive change.
Located in downtown Houston, home to one of the nation’s largest legal communities, we offer unparalleled access to internships and job opportunities.
Our graduates consistently outperform the five-year average bar pass rate for Texas.
PATHWAYS TO PRACTICE
Current and prospective students can learn about different career options in many legal fields, what it’s like to practice in those fields, and how to plan a curriculum to emphasize desired career goals.
- Business & Corporate Law
- Civil Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Criminal Law
- Energy Law
- Environmental Law
- Estate Planning Law
- Family Law
- Immigration Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law & International Economic Law
- Labor & Employment Law
- Public Interest Law
- Real Property & Real Estate Law
- Solo & Small Firm Practice
- Tax Law
- Texas Bar Examination
LAW SCHOOL NEWS
South Texas College of Law Houston Receives Nearly $1.3 Million to Launch Criminal Defense Certification Program
South Texas College of Law Houston recently received a $1.27 million multi-year gift to launch a Criminal Defense Certification Program to develop a pipeline of well-trained defense attorneys to effectively represent indigent criminal defendants in Houston’s courts. Funded by an anonymous donor, this unique pilot program is the first of its kind in the state […] More »
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
CNN Politics and NBC Montana quoted Professor Josh Blackman in an article titled, “What is obstruction of justice?”
Fortune quoted Professor Josh Blackman in an article titled, “Was It Legal? What Scholars Are Saying About the James Comey Firing.”
The Times of Israel referenced Professor Geoffrey S. Corn in an article titled, “In Israel, international law grapples with 21st century war.” Professor Corn – a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former senior law of war expert adviser – served as chair of a panel discussion on the laws of armed conflict in ground operations at the recent IDF International conference, organized by the Israeli military, held at the Kfar Maccabiah Center outside Tel Aviv.
The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Charles “Rocky” Rhodes in an article titled, “ACLU sues city over panhandling, camping ordinances.”
Earn 3 hours of CLEs while learning about significant cases in Texas civil procedure, national security law, family law and the US Supreme Court. A continental breakfast will be served prior to 8 AM.
Win or lose, you’re already in luck! Step back in time and for an evening of blackjack, roulette, poker, and more in a beautifully renovated 1920’s movie palace. Cash in your chips for prizes throughout the evening. Ticket price includes dinner and drinks.
STCL Houston alums, Robert Hobbs ’96 (U.S. Marshal, former U.S. Attorney) and Brett Ligon ’96 (Montgomery County District Attorney), will discuss their careers in prosecution and share information on how you can become a prosecutor.
Is your resume a little…SCARY? Let us help you! In this resume and cover letter workshop, we’ll discuss, step-by-step, how to build and improve your application materials. We will discuss proper formatting of resumes; determining what to include and what to leave out; writing effective accomplishment statements; and cover letters. The Career Resource Center will […]
Jackson Walker invites current 1L students to join them for breakfast tacos in the law school atrium.