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Read about our exceptional students, and why they chose to become South Texas champions.

Eric W.

Eric B. Williams II, a third-year student at South Texas College of Law Houston for whom law is his second career, was the only honoree from a Texas law school named a prestigious National Jurist Magazine 2022 Law Student of the Year. He is featured in the publication’s edition released March 9.

“Individuals of Eric’s character, capability and accomplishment are rare,” said South Texas President and Dean Michael F. Barry. “He is well-deserving of this recognition.”

Williams, in the top 1% of his class, is every professor’s dream student – not only because of what he accomplishes, but for the many ways he helps others succeed around him, both on campus and in the community.

Lorena V.

The dream of becoming a lawyer started early for Lorena Valle. Her introduction to the legal world began at age seven when she and her family emigrated from Guatemala to Houston. She subsequently spent a lot of time with immigration lawyers in downtown Houston.

Now a 3L at South Texas College of Law Houston, Lorena is forging her own path as an integral part of the student community. She is a senior articles editor on the South Texas Law Review, a member of the varsity moot court team, and the creator and president of a new organization on campus: the First-Generation Law Students Association. The organization’s purpose is to “create a space for first-generation law students to access information, find support and build relationships in the legal community.”

McKensie W.

McKensie Wren, a 3L and a natural competitor, was drawn to the winning spirit of South Texas College of Law Houston. Because she plans to continue her real estate development career after graduation, she loves gaining practical career skills through the law school’s nationally ranked Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.

“Almost every interaction in the commercial real estate world is a negotiation in some way,” she said. “Without a doubt, marrying practical knowledge and academic knowledge through the ADR program has made me a better professional.”

STCL Houston’s Dispute Resolution program in the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution was recently ranked 15th among all programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023 Best Graduate School guidebook.

Wren is involved in almost every facet of the ADR Program, including participating in the Inter-School Negotiation Practicum and regional and national ABA competitions. She also is a student coach for the Transatlantic Negotiation team and achieving excellent outcomes for parties through the STCL Houston Mediation Clinic.

Learn more about our law school by visiting stcl.edu/explore and see the South Texas Difference for yourself.

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