Beginning Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice, STCL Houston will close to outside visitors and only essential personnel will be expected to report to work. Supervisors will reach out to staff with additional information on modified operations. Staff should contact their supervisors or HR with questions. The school will provide additional updates as they become available. Please visit for updated information.

Law School News

Law students from across the country will have the opportunity to study with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during the summer of 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (CILE) — which includes South Texas College of Law Houston, California Western School of Law, New England Law | Boston, and […]

With a new $24,000 grant from this year’s “Night Court” — billed as “Houston’s All-Lawyer Charity Show” — South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics and its clients have plenty to sing and dance about. As the second-largest supporter of the whimsical, annual fundraiser featuring the theatrical performance of […]

The legal industry is changing rapidly. It’s a phenomenon that has been broadcast in publications from The American Lawyer to The Wall Street Journal. Technology has increased the pace of practice, clients have more demands and higher expectations, and workloads are piling up as a result. Today’s firms and practitioners are pressed to find a […]

Students from South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) today donated nearly $18,000 to ABC13’s 39th Annual “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive, benefiting the Houston Food Bank. This gift equates to 52,842 meals for hungry Houstonians. For the eighth year in a row, South Texas Law earned the honor of “largest academic donor” to […]

Michael Desmond — chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and assistant general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury — visited South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently to tour the school’s successful Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). Approximately 50 Houston-area tax attorneys, nonprofit leaders, law students, faculty, and staff members […]

For the third time in the past eight years, the Texas Access to Justice Commission (ATJ) recently honored South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) with its annual ATJ Law School Commitment to Service Award. This prestigious recognition — open to all accredited law schools in the state — “honors a law school that […]

For the second time this month, South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students won a prestigious national advocacy championship, bringing the law school’s unrivaled national advocacy championship total to 133 — more than any other law school in the country by at least half. The student team of Marcela Arevalo, Casidy Newcomer, and […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) once again defended its title as the best advocacy law school in the United States with its unprecedented 132nd national advocacy championship at the National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom at Notre Dame Law School last weekend. Students Aliyah Davis and Anthony Cruz were named national […]

Nearly fifty underrepresented students from Victory Early College High School and Carl Wunsche Senior 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 law school’s Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) chapter and sponsored by the Law […]

With a new grant from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), students and staff attorneys in South Texas College of Law Houston’s (STCL Houston) Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) can provide their pro bono legal services to more underserved Houstonians. The new three-year grant extends the IRS’s initial $43,000 grant, which helped to establish the law school’s […]