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South Texas College of Law Houston board members, faculty, administrators, and staff – and an auditorium full of friends and family – proudly supported more than 200 graduates as they collected their diplomas at the school’s May 2017 commencement ceremony held at the George R. Brown Convention Center this week. The graduates were inspired by […]

Maria Castillo Valle – an immigrant from Guatemala, award-winning community service advocate, and daughter of a prominent immigration attorney – will follow in her mother’s footsteps this Monday, May 15, earning her legal degree from South Texas College of Law Houston. Her mother, South Texas alumna Silvia Mintz ’08, will place the honorary graduation hood […]

Despite exhaustive study for the February 2017 Texas bar exam, treating test preparation like a full-time job, new alumna Michelle Haws experienced the significant anxiety of any first-time bar exam applicant. All this angst ended for the recent graduate with one phone call from Justice Don Willett. “I was just hoping I had passed the […]

South Texas College of Law Houston recently received a $1.27 million multi-year gift to launch a Criminal Defense Certification Program to develop a pipeline of well-trained defense attorneys to effectively represent indigent criminal defendants in Houston’s courts. Funded by an anonymous donor, this unique pilot program is the first of its kind in the state […]

Simon Tam – founder of the rock band “The Slants” – and his three bandmates traveled to Washington, D.C. in January using crowdsourced funds to hear oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on their trademark case that strikes at the very heart of free speech and minority rights. On Tuesday, April 11, the nationally […]

STCL Houston students Jackson Gayle, Jennifer Pammit, and Lionel Sims were Region 6 semifinalists at the spring 2017 Regional Transactional LawMeet, an interscholastic competition that offers future business lawyers firsthand experience with negotiation and deal-making. This year’s competition was based on a case involving the sale of the brewing, bottling, and wholesale distribution operations of […]

South Texas College of Law Houston Professor Geoffrey S. Corn – a retired lieutenant colonel and senior law of war expert for the U.S. Army – this week moderated a key international security law conference hosted by the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. The conference, entitled, “A […]

Law students from across the country will have the opportunity to learn from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this summer in Valletta, Malta. Justice Ginsburg will teach during the third session of South Texas College of Law Houston’s study abroad program at the University of Malta’s Valletta campus the week of July 4. The […]

On Saturday, Jan. 21, more than 100 people packed the Emilie Slohm Conference Center at South Texas College of Law Houston for the 31st “Law & the Media” seminar, co-sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Houston Press Club. The annual event brings together Houston attorneys, journalists, and students […]

Before an audience of hundreds on Monday, new Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg was sworn into office at her alma mater, South Texas College of Law Houston. South Texas President and Dean Donald J. Guter served as emcee for the event which was held in the Joe Green Auditorium. Ogg vowed to uphold the […]