Law School News

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) President and Dean Donald J. Guter will leave Houston’s oldest law school at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, he recently announced to the board of directors, faculty, staff, and more than 15,000 STCL Houston alumni. Currently the 18th longest-serving dean of the nation’s 204 American […]

Dozens of colleagues and friends of Jim Alfini, dean emeritus and professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston, gathered this week to celebrate his 15-year tenure at the law school. Attendees took turns sharing memorable stories about Alfini and thanking him for his extensive contributions to the school. Alfini also took the […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) – which opened its doors in 1923 with seven part-time instructors and 34 students – recently celebrated its 95th anniversary as the first and only law school in downtown Houston at its Illuminations Gala. More than 300 guests attended, including 152 alumni, 21 faculty and staff members, […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students recently defeated 49 other law school teams from nine countries – including Poland, Scotland, Ireland, U.K., Canada, U.S., Istanbul, Singapore, and India – to win the 17th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament in Chicago. Co-sponsored by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) and Loyola […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) students earned two preeminent national honors last week alone – further establishing the 95-year-old law school as the best advocacy school in the nation and among the country’s most preeminent legal research and writing schools. Advocacy: Students Anthony Osso, Emma Short, and Sarah Wedgeworth remained undefeated throughout […]

The Federalist Society, a national organization of 60,000 lawyers, law students, and scholars committed to enhancing individual freedom, recently honored Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston), with its inaugural Joseph Story Award. This award is the successor to the Paul M. Bator Award, and – beginning […]

Licensed attorneys – and law students working under their supervision – at the Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) encourage Harris County victims of Hurricane Harvey to take advantage of free legal counseling offered through the law school. Clinics’ staff and students stand ready to assist these […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) teams brought home a national and a regional championship – in advocacy and transactional law, respectively – last weekend alone. Advocacy: STCL Houston again defended its title as the best advocacy law school in the United States with its unprecedented 129th national advocacy championship win at the […]

Approximately 100 underrepresented students from Yates 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 Black Law Students Association (BLSA) chapter and sponsored by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). BLSA members at STCL Houston […]

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) recently hosted the state’s third annual Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition, in which high school students from YES Prep West Campus argued a fictional case involving the First and Fourteenth Amendments in courtrooms throughout the law school. This is the only competition of its kind in Texas. Competition […]