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The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a bevy of changes to higher education events, and the honorary commencement ceremony is no exception. When the George R. Brown Convention Center — the planned location of South Texas College of Law Houston’s 2020 commencement — no longer was practicable, Houston’s oldest law school sought other options. After surveying […]

Since the start of the fall 2020 semester, South Texas College of Law Houston has been proud to host two moderated panel webinars on the pervasive effects of racism on law students and attorneys. Sponsored by the office of the President and Dean and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, and hosted by the Black […]

Numerous media-savvy faculty members at South Texas College of Law Houston have shared their legal expertise in both print and broadcast media outlets this fall. On topics ranging from the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the subsequent nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to an analysis of the grand jury […]

Over the past two weeks, STCL Houston President and Dean Michael F. Barry has united the law school community for virtual town halls for students and staff. In the online forums, he noted his plan to attend the upcoming October board meeting to share his positive impressions and gratitude for the South Texas family’s creativity […]

With the November 2020 presidential election only days away, members of the ACLU student chapter at South Texas College of Law Houston recently took their civic duties to heart. Ten students established a base station and tent in the STCL Houston faculty/staff parking lot for a drive-thru voter registration event for Houstonians. Over the course […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) this week announced that alumnus Robert Galloway ’91 will lead its legendary Advocacy program — consistently ranked among the nation’s best advocacy programs. The newly formed National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators (NALAE) also recently elected Galloway its inaugural president. “I’m pleased that Rob Galloway will be […]

As students begin the fall 2020 semester on the South Texas College of Law Houston campus, they’ll start their day after one essential prerequisite: registering their health status on the school’s newly implemented ReturnSafe app. This state-of-the-art app — which uses Bluetooth technology via individuals’ smartphones to track potential COVID-19 exposure or infection — prompts […]

South Texas students, faculty, and staff kicked off the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 17. Fall 2020 instruction will be delivered through a hybrid model — combining online delivery with in-person classes formatted for safe distancing practices. The decision was based on input from students, guidance from medical professionals, and the law school’s guiding principles […]

Eric Kwartler, a staff attorney at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston), has conducted extensive research on illegal evictions in Harris County from March 27 to July 25, 2020 — the moratorium period mandated by the U.S. Congress through the CARES Act to prevent evictions. The alarming data uncovered by Kwartler and his […]

After careful consideration and consultation with students, faculty, and staff — in addition to other national law school deans — South Texas College of Law Houston President and Dean Michael F. Barry this week shared the school’s plan for fall instruction during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a series of virtual town hall sessions this […]