Law School News

Nearly 200 attorneys, diversity officers, and business leaders gathered recently at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) for an interactive discussion on key diversity issues. Among other topics, attendees and panelists discussed implicit bias, understanding the gender spectrum, the business side of diversity and inclusion, the importance of allyship, hiring and retaining a […]

Don Guter, president and dean of South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston), is among Houston’s most admired CEOs, according to the Houston Business Journal. Guter joins 16 other nonprofit leaders and 42 for-profit leaders recognized in this esteemed category for 2019. The Houston Business Journal will host a luncheon Aug. 22 to honor […]

Colleges and universities across the nation lack the diversity needed among faculty to deliver a well-rounded education, says a new study in the recently launched South Texas College of Law Houston Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. The analysis was authored by Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., incoming dean of the University of Kentucky College of […]

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers this week announced the election of South Texas College of Law Houston Professor Richard Carlson as a new Fellow of the 24-year-old nonprofit association. According to the College, “Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, […]

Nearly 50 newly admitted South Texas College of Law Houston students gathered at the law school this week for “Coffee on the Corner” — an opportunity for the incoming 1Ls to meet the school’s administrators and professors and learn about their upcoming classes to begin this fall. The new students interacted both with outgoing President […]

Members of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) student chapter at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently delivered both support and sustenance to Houston’s senior citizens — and their four-legged family members. Through a silent auction held at the law school, the students raised more than $6,000 and donated more than $4,000 […]

At the end of next month, Donald J. Guter — president and dean of South Texas College of Law Houston and the 18thlongest-serving dean of the nation’s 204 American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools — will step down when his contract expires. To honor his tremendous contributions and 10-year legacy, the law school recently launched […]

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) a $5,000 grant to enhance the delivery of legal services to the elderly. The grant will fund a new program — the Aging and Elder Abuse Initiative — in the law school’s Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics to address the service […]

Dozens of students, alumni, and supporters of South Texas College of Law Houston’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) gathered recently to honor outgoing President and Dean Don Guter and fondly remember late alumna and Judge Cassandra Y. Hollemon ’94 at the organization’s 2019 Spring Banquet and Honors Ceremony. Event co-chairs Brittny Mandarino and Alisha Wilson, […]

A second-year law student at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently broke a nearly 100-year-old glass ceiling at Houston’s oldest law school. Kenesha Starling earned the esteemed role as the first black editor-in-chief of South Texas Law Review since the school’s founding in 1923. “Having a professional background, I tend to see things […]