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Explore South Texas College of Law Houston

Get a glimpse of South Texas life, connect with other members of our community, and get prepared and excited to begin your law school journey!

A Message from Dean Barry

Welcome to Explore South Texas. First, I am thrilled you are considering a career in the law. The law is a crucial aspect of ensuring that we have justice in our society, that we have democracy in our society, that we as a nation continue to flourish and we need great people. We need you.

Second, I am thrilled that you are taking some time to explore South Texas. South Texas is a unique environment. One that cares about the success of every student, and one that prepares ours students for the actual practice of law when they graduate. Through our clinical programs, our advocacy programs, our excellent curriculum, and our wonderful faculty who are available to students, you will find what you need to succeed here at South Texas.

I look forward to your application to South Texas, and I look forward to welcoming you on campus here at South Texas College of Law Houston.

Michael F. Barry, J.D.
President and Dean

Exceptional Education

STCL Houston Campus

How to Apply

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Your Education

Whether you choose the full-time program or the part-time program at South Texas, you will experience a legal education that is robust and comprehensive, preparing you to confidently practice law.

Full-time J.D. Program

Full-time Program

While GPA and LSAT/GRE scores are important, we also assess each applicant’s life experience, work history, community service and graduate work.
Part-time J.D. Program

Part-time Program

The goal of our part-time schedules is to allow you to obtain a rigorous, ABA-accredited J.D. degree while maintaining your personal and professional commitments.
Online J.D. Program

Online J.D. Program

South Texas College of Law Houston offers working professionals an online schedule to earn an ABA-accredited J.D. Degree, building on century of innovative legal education.

Your Connected, Vibrant Community

The South Texas Law campus is located in bustling downtown Houston, within walking distance of local and federal courthouses, law firms, and some of the nation’s top corporate offices.

Within our walls, you’ll find a robust law library, state-of-the art courtrooms, an entire floor dedicated to clinical studies, and dozens of inviting spaces for studying and socializing. Take a look around!

The backdrop for the campus and for local-area activities and services is Houston — the most diverse city in the nation.

Your Experience at STCL Houston

How to Apply


Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and then register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS).


Submit a completed application along with a resume, personal statement, at least two letters of recommendation, and application fee (if applicable).


Once your file is completed, the Admissions Committee will review each applicant for consideration. All decisions are final and will be disseminated electronically.

Plan a Visit

Come meet our top-notch faculty, and we promise you will walk away inspired. Not only will you discover that our faculty are leaders in their fields, you will be impressed by their level of investment in your success.

Office of Admissions

South Texas College of Law Houston



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