Pre-Law | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences


Welcome to the UNT Office of Pre-Law Advising

Pre-law advising helps students interested in a career as a lawyer make good choices and achieve their goals. We advise students from their first year at UNT through the law school application process. Our services are available to all current UNT students, as well as UNT alumni seeking admission to law school.

We are not affiliated with UNT-D's law school, and we do not have expertise in paralegal programs.

Please note, pre-law is not an academic major at UNT. You should major in something that you will enjoy and in which you can maintain a good GPA. There is no right major for those wanting to go on to law school. Any major will work (including majors in the arts and natural sciences), though we do recommend you take some courses through your undergraduate career that emphasize strong writing and reasoning skills to help you prepare for law school. Pre-law advising is available for all students of all majors.

To learn more and receive information about opportunities and events:

  1. Visit the Office of Pre-Law Advising Canvas Page. Current students can self-enroll in the course so that it appears on your Canvas dashboard and so events appear on your Canvas calendar. Alumni should bookmark the Canvas page. The Canvas page includes information about the application process, announcements, and information about appointment availability.
  2. Current students should also ask their academic advisor to "tag" them in Navigate with the tag "pre-law". When we have information about exciting courses, events, and job/internship opportunities, we use Navigate to contact you directly.
  3. Monitor Pre-Law events by visiting the UNT Events Calendar. Look for the icon of stacked dots next to the "Filter" button. Click on those stacked dots, select "Groups," and search for "pre-law". This will pull up all scheduled pre-law events. If you are interested in an event, you can click "Add to Calendar" and the event will be added to your personal calendar.

To make an appointment:

All appointments occur via Zoom.

Note that appointments only open two weeks in advance. If you try to schedule an appointment and it appears I have no remaining availability for the semester, that simply means that I am booked for the next two weeks. Keep checking back for new availability.

Schedule a meeting as a current student (Navigate)

Schedule a meeting as a prospective student or alumnus

Attend meeting via Zoom HERE.

Dr. Wendy L. Watson, J.D., M.P.P., Ph.D

Principal Lecturer in Political Science, Legal Studies Coordinator and Pre-Law Advisor