South Texas College of Law

General Info

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South Texas College of Law is a private American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Located downtown Houston, Texas, it was founded in 1923?the oldest law school in Houston and the third-oldest in Texas. South Texas is well known for its moot court and mock trial trial advocacy program.

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South Texas Law School Admissions

South Texas Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 64% of its applicants. Comparatively, Southtexas is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2028 1519 958 (63.07%) 307 (20.2%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.78 3.10 3.34
LSAT 147 150 153

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $29,490 $29,490
Part Time $19,860 $19,860

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $21,900
  • Living at home: $15,016

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 03/15
  • Application Fee: $55

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South Texas Law School Community

South Texas Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Southtexas is Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 39
  • Part Time: 26


  • # Female Faculty: 28
  • # Minority Faculty: 9


26.9 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

South Texas Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. South Texas Law School 1L section size is 3% larger than law schools in Texas and 4% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

South Texas Law School: 152
Texas Average: 148
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 1070
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 256

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 89
  • Law Journals: 182
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 9.8%
  • Second Year: 5.0%
  • Third Year: 0.4%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

South Texas Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The South Texas Law School class of 2023 had an employment rate of 89% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2023, 99.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 63.0%
  • Business: 24.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 1.0%
  • Academia: 1.0%
  • Texas: 97%
  • Colorado: 1%
  • California: 0%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 99.5%
  • First Time Takers: 381
  • Average School: 83.6%
  • Average State: 77.4%
  • Pass Difference: 6.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Texas: 77.4%
  • Passed: 317 of 379 (83.6%)
  • State Average: 77.4%
  • Difference: 6.2%