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Sen. John Cornyn at UNT Dallas College of Law
June 26, 2024

With Threats on the Rise, College of Law Hosts Judicial Safety Event

The unprecedented increase in acts and threats of violence prompted Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to gather legal and law enforcement experts, survivors, and judicial safety advocates together at the UNT Dallas College of Law on June 25, 2024.

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college of law nuremberg moot court team of four students
June 20, 2024

Law Students Will Compete on World Stage in 2024 Nuremberg Moot Court

UNT Dallas College of Law students will participate in the 2024 Nuremberg International Moot Court Competition, a respected global event that will be held in July in Germany.

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Zoe and John Kiraly
June 13, 2024

This Father's Day is Special for Dad and Daughter College of Law Alumni

UNT Dallas College of Law 2024 graduate Zoe Kiraly and her father, John, a 2019 graduate, share a unique bond. More than parent and child, they both earned their law degrees from UNT Dallas – and only five years apart.

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ernest higginbotham
June 07, 2024

Farewell to Legal Mentorship Icon Ernie Higginbotham

A legend of the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law will retire on June 30. Ernest “Ernie” Higginbotham has been the facilitator of the Judge Louis A. Bedford Jr. Mentorship Program for nearly a decade. Under his leadership, the program has helped more than 800 graduates complete law school and enabled them to make valuable connections within the legal community.

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untd campus update
May 15, 2024

Meet the Trailblazing Trio Who Succeeded Through Motivation and Collaboration

Three 2024 UNT Dallas College of Law graduates, LaDyrian Cole, AnnaLiza Rodriguez, and Jamaria Rongey, are true Trailblazers. Through the challenges and opportunities of the past three years, this trio supported and encouraged each other through a unique connection.

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May 10, 2024

2024 College of Law Commencement Set for May 18 at Majestic Theater

The 2024 UNT Dallas College of Law Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Majestic Theater in Dallas.

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Nabutsingso “Mimi” Hoshut
April 09, 2024

College of Law Student Wins Prestigious Legal Writing Award

Nabutsingso “Mimi” Hoshut, a student at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, was recently named champion of The Paper Chase, Baylor University’s legal writing competition for Texas law school students.

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untd campus update
March 28, 2024

UNT Dallas Welcomes Interim President Dr. Warren von Eschenbach

Dr. Warren von Eschenbach will serve as the Interim President of the University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) beginning April 1, 2024. Dr. von Eschenbach will temporarily fill the position held for nine years by Bob Mong, who is retiring later this year. Mong moves to an Associate Chancellor position.

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UNT Dallas College of Law Community Lawyering Center
March 11, 2024

College of Law Receives $500,000 in New Federal Funding for Community Lawyering Centers

The UNT Dallas College of Law Community Lawyering Centers received $500,000 in new funding as part of a spending package signed by President Joe Biden over the weekend. The Centers provide free legal services to eligible residents and handle various kinds of cases.

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February 26, 2024

College of Law Professor Cheryl Wattley Honored by Smith College

University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) College of Law Professor Cheryl Wattley has been awarded the 2024 Smith College Medal by her alma mater in honor of her leadership in legal education, criminal justice and civil rights.

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January 19, 2024

Two UNT Dallas Law Review Publications Offer Expert Insight and Analysis

UNT Dallas College of Law aims to inform attorneys and other legal practitioners, as well as laymen, by publishing relevant, timely and impactful content in the UNT Dallas Law Review. It circulates two student-led digital publications, On the Cusp and Accessible Law.

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UNT Dallas law school vigil
October 05, 2023

College of Law Recognizes Wrongfully Convicted Texans Who Were Exonerated

The University of North Texas College of Law held a candlelight vigil and special event to recognize men and women who were exonerated after being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. It was the first annual event by the law school's Joyce Brown Innocence Clinic to mark International Wrongful Conviction Recognition Day each October 2.

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untd campus update
June 20, 2023

UNT Dallas COL Welcomes Katie Powley as Assistant Director of Admissions

UNT Dallas College of Law Welcomes Katie Powley - Assistant Director of Admissions

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June 05, 2023

UNT Dallas College of Law Team Gears Up for Intense Global Contest

UNTD College of Law Prepares for Nuremberg International Moot Court Competition

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May 26, 2023

UNTD College of Law Team Invited to International Moot Court Competition

UNT Dallas College of Law team selected to argue in world's top moot court competition

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Adelfa Callejo – A Special Tribute for the Texas Trailblazer
September 30, 2022

Adelfa Callejo – A Special Tribute for the Texas Trailblazer

On September 29th, 2022, a public dedication of the statue honoring Adelfa Botello Callejo was held. The ceremony at the historic Main Street Garden park was a lively tribute to honor the first Mexican-American woman to practice law in Dallas, Texas. Heartfelt speeches and joyful songs were heard throughout the eastern end of downtown, with the 1,000-pound bronze statue of Adelfa Callejo powerfully looming in the foreground.

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untd campus update
July 18, 2022

UNTD and JFK: Site where Oswald was shot has new exhibit

The space is where Oswald was incarcerated after the assassination and where he was shot to death by strip club operator Jack Ruby.

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rossina ortega in front of law center
June 08, 2022

Rossina Ortega Student Highlight

Rossina Ortega Receives Fifth Circuit Scholarship

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April 22, 2022

UNT Dallas COL Student Takes 1st Place at Annual Judge’s Gavel Motion Competition

8th Annual Judge's Gavel Motion Competition

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April 03, 2022

Pass Her The Gavel Campaign Launches in Support of Historic Supreme Court Nomination

Black Law Students Association and the Young Black Lawyers Organizing Coalition, launch Pass Her The Gavel Campaign in support of the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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stacey neal mayfield combest
February 11, 2022

Stacey Neal (Mayfield) Combest, Law Alumna, Receives Gubernatorial Appointment

Congratulations to Stacey Neal (Mayfield) Combest, J.D. for her gubernatorial appointment. Ms. Combest is a 2018 graduate of the UNT Dallas College of Law.

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monica ehrman
January 21, 2022

Law Professor Receives Sloan Foundation Grant

UNT Dallas College of Law professor receives Sloan Foundation grant to study effects of clean energy transition on Native American tribes

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January 12, 2022

Business Law Forum Gives Students Practical Legal Experience

The 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.

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mock trial group
October 27, 2020

UNTD Wins DFW Mock Trial Competition

Congratulations to the UNT Dallas COL students Fernando Leal-Calandra, Chase Miller, Anthony Lyons and Aubrey Eyrolles for their First Place win in the inaugural DFW Metroplex Mock Trial Competition! Fernando Leal-Calandra was also awarded Best Advocate for the entire competition!

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untd law center facade
October 22, 2020

Law Center Wins AIA Dallas Design Award

Congratulations to UNT Dallas College of Law for receiving another preservation honor. The Design Awards has designated the UNT Dallas Law Center as a 2020 Winner for its responsiveness to beauty, poetry, site condition and context, inspiration, process, and environmental, economic, and social impact.

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