Business Law Forum Gives Students Practical Legal Experience

January 12, 2022

UNT Dallas College of Law’s Office of Career and Professional Development has partnered with Bell Nunnally to launch the Bell Nunnally/UNT Dallas College of Law Business Law Forum.  The pilot program is designed to expose law students to business law and transactional practice areas.

Through a series of sessions offered at Bell Nunnally’s Dallas office, law students will be exposed to substantive information like the “Anatomy of a Deal” and practical topics such as “Networking for your First Job and Business Development.”  

The first session was held on Wednesday September 9th. Nine law students, Assistant Dean Courteney Harris and Assistant Director Katherine Mikkelson attended the insightful event.

Bell Nunnally Managing Partner, Chris Trowbridge, kicked off the program with a welcome to the Forum that included an overview of the firm and its history.

After introductions, the students broke into small group sessions led by Visiting Professor and longtime Bell Nunnally partner William “Trey” DeLoach and Associates Saba Syed and Peter J. Kosydar III. The educational event concluded with a reception attended by students and Bell Nunnally attorneys. 

When asked about his acceptance in the program, third year law student Omar Itani said, “I am very much looking forward to learning more about mergers and acquisitions in the coming sessions.” Desiree Malone, another third year law student and Editor-in-Chief of UNT Dallas College of Law’s Law Review,  said, “I am truly honored to be accepted into the Bell Nunnally/UNT Dallas College of Law Business Law Forum.” Malone added, “[t]his program will give me the chance to learn more about commercial law and gain valuable, practical advice from some of the top ranked attorneys in Dallas.”

DeLoach pitched this idea to UNT Dallas College of Law less than a year ago. When asked his thoughts about the start of this program, DeLoach said, “Bell Nunnally is pleased to partner with UNT Dallas College of Law for its ‘Business Law Forum.’ These interactive sessions are designed to share our insight into business law with UNT students – the exciting, the mundane and everything in between.  Bell Nunnally is firmly rooted in Dallas, and as our participants will hear, our attorneys are skilled in a wide range of business law matters. We look forward to a fantastic series.”