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Krystina Martinez / KERA News

Royal Furgeson, a former federal judge, will step down as dean of the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law next summer.

 

Furgeson will continue working with UNT on fundraising for the downtown Dallas law school he helped establish and push toward accreditation.

UNT Dallas Law School Gets Second Chance To Earn Accreditation

Nov 16, 2016

The University of North Texas at Dallas' law school will get a second chance to earn the accreditation that would allow its graduates to practice law in the state, the school learned Wednesday. 

UNT Dallas College of Law

The University of North Texas at Dallas has been trying to build a different kind of law school -- one that’s more affordable and targets diverse and non-traditional students. 

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The UNT Dallas law school program is in jeopardy of not receiving accreditation from the American Bar Association. 

Stella M. Chávez / KERA News

Around the country, it’s been challenging for law school graduates to find jobs as lawyers. As a result, law school enrollment has gone down in some places. That’s not deterring one North Texas school. The UNT Dallas College of Law is trying to attract a different type of student.