Law School News

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 […]

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 […]