UNT Dallas College of Law is named as third Most Diverse law school in America by editors of National Jurist magazine in the Spring 2017 issue. National Jurist and its sister magazine, preLaw, awarded 60 law schools with the Most Diverse recognition in this year's annual report, down from 70 schools in 2014.
UNT Dallas College of Law was one of the law schools earning an A+ grade from the editors. Law schools receiving a B+, A-, A, or A+ are honored in the publications.
"We are pleased to receive this national recognition," says Royal Furgeson, Founding Dean of the law school. "When we began our law school, one of our core goals was to open access to a legal education to a diverse group of deserving students. By combining this goal with our other two goals of affordability and unique instruction, we seek to give our students a special opportunity in legal education."
Valerie D. James, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Scholarships, adds, "Widening access to a legal education is accomplished at our law school through a holistic approach to admissions decisions. We are committed to educating a wide range of students who have the potential to be successful lawyers."
At UNT Dallas College of Law, diversity goes beyond race and ethnicity. The student population of more than 350 students represents all ages (from 21 to 70+ years) and includes experienced professionals with significant careers in many disciplines, including military service and law enforcement. The law students include MBAs, healthcare professionals, engineers, educators, and financial experts.