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The American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division recently ranked South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) as No. 6 in the nation on its 2021 Competition Champions list. The ABA created this annual ranking to recognize law schools that “go above and beyond to help prepare their students for practice.” The ABA compiles […]

First-of-Its-Kind Coalition Will Ensure That the Needs of Independent Graduate Schools, and Their Students, Are Represented in Federal and State Policy and Funding Discussions HOUSTON (June 8, 2021) — South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) — and 10 other independent graduate schools across the country — this week announced the launch of the […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently hired two new professors, adding to its 50-strong, full-time faculty. Beginning in fall 2021, Ryan H. Nelson and D’Andra Millsap Shu will teach civil procedure and legal research and writing, respectively. “I am delighted to welcome assistant professors Ryan Nelson and D’Andra Shu to the South […]

Over the past two weeks, South Texas College of Law Houston President and Dean Michael F. Barry conducted a multi-city, virtual “Coffee with the Dean” tour to interact with alumni. Barry — who presented with South Texas faculty members, students, and alumni co-hosts in the online forums — informed the alumni community about recent law […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students this week won a third national advocacy championship — and the school’s 136th overall — in the past two months alone. Alexa Moores and Tyler Allen earned the top prize at the Fifth Annual National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom, sponsored by the University of […]

South Texas College of Law Houston recently earned national acclaim for its innovation in providing in-person commencement ceremonies for new graduates despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporter Karen Sloan lauded Houston’s oldest law school in a article titled, “Bust Out Those Caps and Gowns. In-Person Commencement is Back at Some Law Schools.” In the story, […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently hosted the school’s successful, virtual 6th Annual Energy Law Negotiation Competition, drawing students from 18 law schools across the nation for the respected alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition. The University of Texas School of Law took home the championship after besting Cardozo School of Law in […]

Geoffrey S. Corn, STCL Houston’s Gary A. Kuiper Distinguished Professor of National Security Law, recently co-authored an amicus brief which was cited multiple times in the Appeals Chamber judgment related to an important case before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Professor Corn also was among a small number of amicus authors invited by the Appeals Chamber […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently hosted the successful 10th Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, drawing top student advocates from 36 law schools across the United States. Considered one of the most prestigious advocacy competitions in the nation, the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge enables STCL Houston’s Advocacy program — ranked […]

South Texas College of Law Houston students Juanita Deaver and Reid Carrillo recently took first place at the 13th Annual National Latino(a) Law Student Association Moot Court Competition, earning the school’s unrivaled 135th national advocacy championship. Deaver and Carrillo also won the Best Respondent Brief at the virtual competition. The students’ success at the tournament […]