I have absoletly no expertise in this area, so everything I am telling you is based on my perception and what I have heard about the schools and their reputations....With that said, I would have to say that St. Mary's is the better school. I live in SA and its reputation in this area is very respectable and I can't say as much for South Texas...although I must admist that one of the dumbest girls I ever met goes to South Texas so this might prejudice me toward the school. St. Mary's has some very respectable alum's and a really cool summer exchange program to Europe. Plus, St. Mary's is the only law school in San Antonio. In Houston, you have three - South Texas, Texas Southern and UofH.