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Scott Rempell





Scott Rempell
Associate Professor of Law

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

-Albert Einstein

"When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives."

-Paulo Coelho

BA, University of Michigan
JD, American University, Washington College of Law


Phone: 713.646.1891

Office: 717T

Areas of expertise: Immigration law, asylum & refugee law, legal writing, legal research, trial advocacy, appellate practice, and privacy.

Scott Rempell joined the South Texas faculty in 2010. He teaches Immigration Law, Asylum & Refugee Law, and Legal Research & Writing. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Rempell worked as an appellate attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, where he authored 75 appellate briefs and argued 9 cases in the United States Courts of Appeals.

Professor Rempell’s scholarship focuses on asylum law, immigration issues more generally, administrative law, and judicial process. Among other journals, his scholarship has appeared in Utah Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, Administrative Law Review, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and Texas International Law Journal. Multiple federal appellate courts have cited his work. He has also appeared on several Houston television and radio news programs.

In addition to his scholarly publications, Professor Rempell is the author of Five Grounds, a novel that tells the story of three immigrants’ harrowing journeys to the United States.

Professor Rempell has also taken an active role in helping students to bridge the gap between curricular design and career objectives. In particular, he helps run South Texas’ Pathways to Practice initiative.

Professor Rempell graduated magna cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American University International Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Professor Rempell received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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