South Texas College of Law announces its latest new name
The South Texas College of Law has opted for a tweak rather than an entire name change after losing an injunction fight over its plan to change its name to the Houston College of Law.
A federal judge in Texas had barred the school from changing its name to the Houston College of Law in a trademark suit filed by the University of Houston Law Center. The opinion by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison had noted that the University of Houston Law Center is ranked as the 50th best law school in the country by U.S. News & World Report, while the South Texas College of Law is unranked.
The University of Houston Law Center had also contended the South Texas College of Law violated its trademark with a red-and-white logo. South Texas College of Law Houston will feature the color navy in its future marketing efforts, though its official colors will remain crimson and gold, the press release says.
The press release notes “a long history of achievements” by the South Texas College of Law Houston. The school has won 122 national advocacy championships, twice the number of wins by any other law school.
“We have a 93-year heritage of educating some of the nation’s top litigators and transactional attorneys, and we confidently stand on our own award-winning reputation,” said Donald Guter, president and dean of South Texas College of Law Houston, in the press release. “Our name change stemmed from a desire to make certain that people knew we were in Houston and not South Texas. We have great pride in our law school and what we have accomplished as a unique educational institution.”