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Welcome from the President and Dean

South Texas College of Law attracts smart people who make smart choices. South Texas offers you a variety of choices because our supportive learning environment is designed to extend the classroom experience, whether through extracurricular and co-curricular activities or opportunities to learn abroad, in a courtroom, in a corporate office, or in a clinic. And because South Texas is surrounded by law firms, courthouses, corporations, and legal service providers in downtown Houston, our students and our graduates find many opportunities to transition seamlessly from their legal education to a successful career.

Students at South Texas receive the best legal education available, and they have the best experience while learning. Whether you plan to practice law, enhance your performance at your current job, manage a business, or enter government service, the goal of the faculty and staff of South Texas is to make certain you are prepared and confident to enter the workforce after graduation. A law degree is the smart way to open many fulfilling professional avenues.

South Texas is strategically located in the heart of one of the largest legal and international business communities in the country. Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers you opportunities to learn in the classroom--attending full- or part-time--and in the workplace while interning, clerking, or volunteering, all within blocks of the college. We offer students the chance to start classes in both the fall and spring, and to take classes during the day or evening, as best suits your schedule.

While pursuing your legal studies, South Texas encourages you to take advantage of our many co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities. You may study abroad, in a number of countries, for a month or a semester. You can challenge yourself to participate in the best advocacy program in the country, or direct your educational focus through the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution or the Transactional Practice Center. You can work with real clients, handling real cases for those in our community most in need, through the South Texas legal clinics.

Deciding where to attend law school is a life-changing decision. I encourage you to look for an educational institution that matches your needs and goals.  For almost 90 years, and for more than 12,000 alumni, South Texas College of Law has been the smart choice.  I invite you to come and see if it is right for you.

Congratulations on your decision to seek a legal education, and best wishes in your search.


Donald J. Guter
President and Dean
Rear Admiral, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Ret)


  President and Dean Donald Guter

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