UNT Dallas College of Law invites you to visit us online at https://lawschool.untdallas.edu/ or simply click for a virtual tour of our beautiful campus.
Welcome to the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, located in beautiful downtown at 106 South Harwood, between Main St. and Commerce.
We’re excited to showcase our majestic campus, built in 1914 and once known as Old City Hall. This building is a valuable landmark in the Historic Main Street District, where past meets present.
This virtual tour is designed to familiarize you with the campus and show you what makes us a great place to study law.
The college was founded in 2014 and is the only public law school in Dallas. We moved into our new home in 2019, after the Old City Hall underwent $71 million in renovations and upgrades.
At UNT Dallas College of Law, we offer an innovative legal education, in a dynamic location, and we’re ranked one of the Best Bargains for law schools in the country.
The Law Commons is our student lounge on the basement-one level. It’s decorated with an 80-inch flat screen and comfortable sofa and chairs. It’s a perfect place for students to hangout, study, and socialize with friends over lunch and dinner.
This multifunction space can also be used for community events, class functions, workshops, fairs and exhibits.
For students’ convenience, there are hundreds of personal lockers to store heavy law books, personal items and of course… favorite snacks.
The Moot Court Room is just down the hall on the basement-one level. It’s a state of the art courtroom and classroom that seats 130, while accommodating up to nine judges. It’s wired with monitors, microphones, and USB intranet ports.
Three of our regional championship advocacy teams have practiced their techniques in this very courtroom, while preparing for Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Tax Law competitions.
Many of the original elements have been restored, including the magnificent lobby, grand marble staircase and bronze elevators.
The first floor houses the Office of Admissions & Registrar and the Experiential Education Program which includes the Joyce Ann Brown Innocence Clinic.
We have small classrooms used for seminars and legal writing sections. The spacious conference room was originally the Mayor’s Office and offers a stunning view of the park and a peak of the UNT Systems building.
The historic Council Chambers has been restored and reconstructed to a 60-seat classroom while maintaining its charm and ambiance from the early 1900’s.
The Office of the Dean, Office of Career and Professional Development, and conference rooms are also on the second floor.
This is home to the Center for Legal Writing, as well as two of largest state-of-the art classrooms, each with a capacity for more than 90 students.
The remainder of the third floor holds a variety of conference, work, and interview rooms.
You’ll find the original Mug Shot Wall where Lee Harvey Oswald’s image was captured in 1963. This area is preserved and protected behind glass.
The fourth floor also includes the College of Law’s faculty offices, the Office of the Dean of Students, as well as the faculty/staff lounge.
The fifth floor contains three significant jail cells. The center cell held Lee Harvey Oswald following his arrest for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Within two days of Oswald’s capture, Jack Ruby shot the prisoner while in police custody. Ironically, Ruby was detained in the very same cell after his immediate arrest. The jail cells are 100% preserved and now protected behind glass.
The fifth floor also holds the offices for the Law Review, Office of Academic Success and Bar Readiness, Office of Information Technology, and Office of Legal Educational Technology.
“At UNT Dallas College of Law, we fuel Texas-size dreams. It’s kind of our thing. Come on join us.”
Visit us in the heart of downtown Dallas or check us out online at lawschool.untdallas.edu.