Wednesday, June 22, 2016
South Texas College of Law (unranked) has changed its name (FAQ) to Houston College of Law, likely causing confusion with the University of Houston Law Center (ranked #50).
Building on a 93-year tradition of success in legal education in downtown Houston, South Texas College of Law administrators and board of directors today announced that the Law School is changing its name to Houston College of Law.
As Houston’s oldest law school, we have a nearly 100-year history and tradition of success in legal education. As we honor our past, it is important that we continue to evolve to meet the needs of current and future students. By transforming our brand, we will bring increased awareness to the law school’s distinctive location in downtown Houston and better represent the law school’s diversity and global impact, thereby bolstering our regional and national profile.
(Hat Tip: Bryan Camp.)
Update: ABA Journal, Unranked Law School Changes its Name; Blogs See Possibility of Confusion