Law School News

South Texas College of Law Houston has won this year’s Law School Commitment to Service Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission.  This is the third time South Texas has won this award. This award is quite significant; in fact, it is the only school-based award presented at the Austin Swearing-In Ceremony, presided over […]

Nearly 300 alumni and friends of South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) gathered at the law school last weekend to reconnect, support the law school, and celebrate the investiture of STCL Houston’s 11th president and dean, Michael F. Barry. Alumni Weekend — honoring the classes of 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, […]

Law students from South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) won first place at the 11th Annual St. John’s Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon in New York City last weekend. STCL Houston students have won this competition three out of the past six years. This victory is the law school’s 19th first-place national or international […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) is proud to announce the appointment of respected judge — and STCL Houston alumna — Debra Ibarra Mayfield ’99 to the law school’s board of directors. Ibarra Mayfield is senior in-house legal counsel for Enterprise Products, one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North […]

The Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently received more than $1 million in grant funding to provide legal aid to low-income Houstonians, including veterans and their families, immigrants, and those with prior criminal histories seeking removal of barriers to employment. The Texas Access to Justice Foundation […]

In the wake of the 18th anniversary of the infamous 9/11 attacks on the United States, South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) student Carson Walker has a unique vantage point — one he recently assumed literally 20 feet from the tragedy’s accused mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Walker, a third-year law student who plans […]

Professor Christopher Kulander, Ph.D. — director of South Texas College of Law Houston’s Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute and car aficionado — has put his money where his mouth is. And he is encouraging the Houston legal community to follow in his tracks. Kulander recently donated his 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL Roadster […]

South Texas College of Law Houston — along with co-sponsors, the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program (TLAP) and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) — this week hosted a mental wellness forum for law students to celebrate World Mental Health Day, officially recognized Oct. 10. Encouraged by the American Bar Association (ABA), the forum highlighted key wellness […]

Nearly 100 lawyers, activists, government officials, and nonprofit leaders from across the state converged at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently for a conference billed as this year’s most important animal welfare event in Texas: “The Lone Star State Update on Animal Law.” Hosted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (ALDF) Animal […]

Three third-year law students from South Texas College of Law Houston recently joined a group of 42 legal, international relations, and military leaders from around the world who traveled to Israel to meet with high-level experts and officials and to explore the complex issues these officials confront on a daily basis. Through the experience, Nadine […]