Around the country, fewer people are applying to law school. Then there’s the UNT Dallas College of Law.
It expected about 350 applications for the inaugural class — and got more than 600.
“‘Holy cow’ was our reaction,” said Royal Furgeson, a retired U.S. district judge and founding dean of the new law campus. “It tells you there’s a pent-up demand for law school here.”
The law school, part of the University of North Texas System, has enrolled about 140 students to date. Classes start in August in the UNT System building across from Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas.
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