Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement creates and fosters leadership and involvement opportunities that enhance personal, interpersonal, and organizational development for South Texas College of Law Houston students. 

The Office of Student Engagement is also responsible for assigning student lockers.

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement if you have any questions at studentengagement@stcl.edu.

Bookstore & Candyman Deli Hours

Candy Man Deli Hours:
* Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
* Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
* Saturday & Sunday, Closed

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hours:
* Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
* Saturday & Sunday, Closed


Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest

The ABA Family Law Section is accepting entries from current law students for the 2023 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay contest. The subject may be any aspect of family law.  Essays should be limited to approximately 5,000 words (25 double-spaced, typewritten pages including footnotes). Student competition winners receive a monetary award and may also have the opportunity of publication with the Family Law Quarterly. Essays that are scheduled to be published elsewhere or that have previously been published are ineligible for consideration. Entry forms must be completed by April 7, 2023 and articles must be submitted by April 21, 2023.


Student Organizations play an important role in campus life at South Texas College of Law Houston. Throughout the year, they sponsor a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities for the campus community as well as participate in service projects on and off campus. Learn More

Find out what events are happening on campus, and in the Houston area. Learn More.

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A Message from Your SBA President

My name is Nadine Rabah and I have the great honor of serving as your SBA President this year. Whether this is your first time arriving on campus, or a return to familiar halls, I’d like to share my excitement for the year ahead. The upcoming year marks STCL’s centennial year. As such, our mission is to honor the past, celebrate the present, and build the future. We have the great opportunity to celebrate what our school represents: a diverse body of students collectively working towards a shared goal of bettering society through the use of law.

I encourage everyone to participate in the many events the student organizations have planned. To kick off the year, SBA is hosting a rooftop social on Thursday, August 18. Join us in your undergrad school spirit for some good food and beverages!  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me regarding any questions or concerns you may have. I am excited to see you all on campus!

Hispanic Heritage Month Student Spotlight: Gabriela A. Lopez-Ruperto, Hispanic Law Student Association

Growing up Latinx in the United States is different for all of us; we all have different experiences and connections with our respective cultures. I love Hispanic Heritage Month because it gives us an opportunity to share our experiences, and rejoice within our community and with those around us.

However, Hispanic Heritage Month is not just for those who are Latinx. We live and celebrate our cultures every day. This month gives everyone else a chance to expand their knowledge and understanding of our cultures. Often, Latinx people are grouped as one without the acknowledgment that we have different food, art, music, and dialects. Our cultural differences derive from the fact that we were colonized by different countries, such as Spain, France, and Portugal. The interactions between those who colonized and occupied our countries, and the native Indians is what created our distinct cultural differences.

I encourage both Latinx and non-Latinx people to learn more about our cultures. Go beyond the Instagram posts, and your school’s textbooks. Explore different Latinx authors if you love to read. Explore various shows and movies created and cast by Latinx artists if you love TV and film (I promise we have more than just our amazing telenovelas). Explore different foods if you are a foodie, ESPECIALLY here in Houston.

We all have a part in making this month special. Thank you to everyone who has and will take the initiative to participate during this month. The Hispanic Law Student Association welcomes everyone regardless of whether you are Latinx or an ally.

Some countries in the Caribbean have been hit by Hurricane Fiona. Much of my country, Puerto Rico, has been without power and water for over a week now (as of September 26). If you can, please donate to local initiatives in these countries and share our stories.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Day of Action: Block Walking | Voter Registration

On October 8 The Democratic Law Students Association is paired with students from various schools in Houston to block walk and register voters in typically forgotten communities. The students gave their Saturday morning to walk all across Houston knocking doors. Their efforts in just a few hours registered nearly 30 new voters and knocked on nearly 3,000 doors to share voting rights information and give out additional voter registration forms. Afterwards, the group celebrated democracy in action with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, State Representative Ann Johnson, State Representative Jolanda Jones, and Attorney General Candidate Rochelle Garza where all the students learned about the efforts taking place to make sure elections are free and fair in Texas. Tuesday is the last day to register to vote, and if you still need to register or update your address please reach out to DLSA. (dlsa.stclh@gmail.com).

Pictured: Lora Morgan, Casey Wilkinson, Pati Limón de Rodríguez, Ben Eisner, Attorney General candidate Rochelle Garza, Mirah Royce, Carly Miller, Natalie Kirk, Brandon Zaratti, Julie Ramos, Ly Phi