About Us


South Texas College of Law Houston provides a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction.

Our History

The history of South Texas College of Law Houston dates back to 1886, when the local YMCA drafted its constitution, which called for the organization to engage in educational endeavors. In 1923, the YMCA made the decision to establish a law school with a focus on offering night classes for working professionals. So began a tradition of educational excellence and relevant career preparation that has now spanned almost a century.

Our History



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Houston: Benefits Beyond the Classroom

South Texas College of Law Houston is located in the heart of downtown, just minutes away from courthouses, major international law firms, corporations, and legal service providers. This helps ensure that our students have the kinds of opportunities they need to begin pursuing a successful legal career immediately after graduation.

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