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Exceptional Education

At South Texas College of Law Houston, students experience a dual academic focus: rigorous legal courses taught by excellent professors who want students to succeed and engaging opportunities to gain real-world lawyering skills valued by employers.

STCL Houston offers a rigorous program of legal education designed to teach its graduates the knowledge, skills, and professionalism needed for the practice of law and to prepare them for admission to law practice. This combination of legal knowledge and practice-ready skills gives graduates a distinct advantage. When STCL Houston students graduate and pass the bar, they enter the legal profession with confidence and competence.

When students graduate from STCL Houston, they are ready to practice law.

Degree Options

Centers & Institutes

These centers, institutes, and programs enrich students’ legal education through classes, competitions, and other extracurricular experiences.
Clinical Programs

Clinics & Externships

STCL Houston hosts an entire law firm within the law school, which gives students real-world legal experience. Externships open doors to future careers.
Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes describe the faculty’s expectations for the knowledge, skills, and professionalism South Texas students should have when they graduate.
Unique Institutes

Courses & Curriculum

Check out the overall course catalog and the curriculum plans for the full-time, part-time campus, and part-time online J.D. schedules.
Journals and Publications

Journals & Publications

STCL Houston has a longstanding tradition of developing publications designed to enhance and support the learning experience of our students.
Academic Calendar

Academic Support

Find links to our supportive Academic Success and Bar Preparation programs and our Legal Writing Center.

The robust, engaging experiential education at STCL Houston gives new graduates an advantage.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • assist real clients with real problems through the 20-plus free legal clinics offered through the law school
  • learn to craft an effective corporate contract
  • gain experience through internships as associates
  • lead project teams through campus organizations
  • prepare for, compete in — and win — national competitions that mimic a jury trial, that replicate the appeals court process, and that challenge their mediation and legal brief writing skills
curricular pathways
first-place “Best Brief” awards
national advocacy championships
Pathways to Practice

Pathways to Practice

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.

Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics

Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics

Our legal clinics offer students the chance to learn valuable, real-world legal skills by providing critical legal representation to traditionally under-represented populations.

STCL Houston's Legal Research and Writing Program

Legal Research & Writing Program

To succeed in today’s rapidly changing legal environment, an attorney must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently to a wide variety of audiences. South Texas College of Law Houston’s Legal Research and Writing Program focuses on teaching students this highly valued skill set.

Advocacy Program

Advocacy Program

South Texas College of Law Houston is one of only three in the nation consistently ranked in the top 10 for trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. To date, the law school’s Advocacy Program has won more than 138 national advocacy championships. No other law school in the United States has won half as many.

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