Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Law Professional Development

Interested in a career in law? Law school students come from a variety of majors and backgrounds. UNT Dallas has a variety of class offerings which can introduce you to the law and the legal profession. 


Faculty Advisors for Pre-Law

For more information about attending law school or the legal profession please contact:

Jan Cunningham

Attorney and Lecturer of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Pre-Law Advisor

Office: Founders Hall 234

Phone: 972-338-1753

Email: Jan.Cunningham@untdallas.edu


Sharon Fjordbak

Attorney and Senior Lecturer of Business Law

Pre-Law Society Faculty Adviser

Office: Founders Hall 323

Phone: 214-288-8669

Email: Sharon.Fjordbak@untdallas.edu



Ed Fjordbak

Attorney and Lecturer of Law

Pre-Law Society Faculty Advisor

Office: Founders Hall 326

Email: Edward.Fjordbak@untdallas.edu



For general information about the legal profession and applying to law school visit:

American Bar Association (https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/pre_law/)


Pre-Professional Development

These competencies and courses have been identified as useful in helping students prepare to pursue a career in the law profession.  Speak with advisors about whether some of these courses can be incorporated into your degree plan as electives or major/minor degree requirements. 


Quantitative Skills

Quantitative skills are needed for analytical and problem-solving.


Theoretical Skills

Theoretical content related to the understanding of government and political science techniques and design is helpful.


Professional Preparation

These courses further develop student understanding of the law profession, interaction with society, and the development of research skills needed in the law profession.

Career in Law-discusses topics such as getting into law school, being successful in law school and careers in law. (this number will change when the course becomes permanent)


Other Pre-Professional Development Opportunities