Law School News

Following a 2016 inaugural issue of the South Texas College of Law Houston Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, the law school is proud to officially launch this academic journal to provide an important influence for Houston’s Hispanic legal community. Its purpose is to inform and significantly impact the diverse legal profession in Texas and […]

This week, South Texas College of Law Houston hosted a “meet-and-greet” and interview readiness panel for diverse students from all three Houston law schools. Sponsored by the Houston Bar Association’s (HBA) Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee, with refreshments courtesy of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, approximately 100 first-year law students learned from a […]

When approximately 50 new students in South Texas College of Law Houston’s spring 2019 class gathered for their first day of instruction, they found among their ranks a 17-year-old and a 50-year-old. Spanning a 33-year age difference, Ethan Szumanski, 17, and Damon Hines, 50, will have much to teach one another. After all, one has […]

Under the leadership of Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg ’86, nearly 20 district attorneys, state attorneys, and attorneys general from across the United States convened recently at South Texas College of Law Houston to discuss their progressive views on reforming the criminal justice system. Ogg, a South Texas Law alumna, is known nationally for […]

South Texas College of Law Houston’s Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) this week presented a check for nearly $3,000 — approximately one-third of the cost needed to train a medical service dog — to Kenzie Cashion, a teenager with Bethlem Myopathy, a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Cashion, who also developed a severe form of […]

Students from South Texas College of Law Houston today donated nearly $17,000 to ABC13’s 38th Annual “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive, benefiting the Houston Food Bank. This gift equates to 50,085 meals for hungry Houstonians. For the seventh year in a row, South Texas Law earned the honor of “largest academic donor” to this holiday […]

Underrepresented students from Victory Early College High School experienced “A Day in the Life of a Law Student” recently at South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) “Discover Law Day,” hosted by the school’s Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) chapter and sponsored by the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH) and the Law […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students continue to shine on the national advocacy stage this fall, as third-year students Simrita Chamdal and Yvonne Nguyen earned the “Best Brief in the Nation” award at the 2018 National Finals of the Judge Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition in Chicago over the weekend. Moot court […]

In celebration of Veterans Day, South Texas College of Law Houston President and Dean Don Guter and Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court co-authored and published a timely editorial urging essential legal aid for veterans. The editorial is copied below in its entirety: “Time to Fight for Veterans’ Right to Legal […]

As final exams approach, students at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) juggle more than weighty textbooks and study guides; stress is ever present. To help ease students’ anxiety, this week the STCL Houston chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) partnered with Caring Critters Inc., a nonprofit, volunteer organization in the […]