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South Texas College of Law Houston wins 3rd Texas Access to Justice Commission Award

South Texas College of Law Houston has won this year’s Law School Commitment to Service Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission.  This is the third time South Texas has won this award.

This award is quite significant; in fact, it is the only school-based award presented at the Austin Swearing-In Ceremony, presided over by the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, on November 18.

The award recognizes, in large part, the exceptional work of our clinical program, which dedicated some $1.8MM in pro bono service by faculty and students to the underserved in our community last year.  This commitment to pro bono service is a key aspect of the South Texas mission, and the Commission’s recognition of South Texas for a third time demonstrates that our dedication not only is warranted, but is worthy of recognition.