The history of UNT Dallas College of Law may be just beginning, but our location in downtown Dallas is rich in heritage.
The College of Law is located in downtown Dallas at 1901 Main Street, in the UNT System Building and across from the Main Street City Park. The building completed a $29 million renovation project primarily aimed at housing the UNT Dallas College of Law in 2013.
The College of Law’s location puts students in the heart of many professional and cultural opportunities, including proximity to courts, to the bar, and to outstanding lawyers. The building is near the Civic Center, the Dallas Arts District, the Farmers Market, Thanksgiving Tower District, and Reunion District. Nearby are Uptown, Victory Park, Deep Ellum and the West End.
Our Historic Location
The building in which the College of Law is located started as the Titche-Goettinger department store. Located at the corner of Main and Harwood and facing the Main Street Garden Park, the building is part of the Harwood Historic District in downtown and also is a designated part of the larger Downtown Dallas Historic District. At the end of the 19th century, Harwood Street marked the eastern outskirts of Dallas, still a frontier town. After the turn of the century, the area became a retail and government center, as the City of Dallas relocated its City Hall to the new Municipal Building, immediately to the south and east of the Titche-Goettinger building.
The College of Law occupies more than 52,000 square feet of dedicated space and shares an additional 70,600 square feet with others; the law school uses the shared classrooms and other shared facilities during the day.
Future plans for the UNT Dallas College of Law include expansion to the historic Municipal Building, which sits catty-corner to the UNT System Building, making UNT Dallas College of Law a two-building campus. The Municipal Building is a granite and limestone Beaux Arts structure built in 1914. After serving as Dallas’s City Hall until 1978, the building then housed the Dallas Police headquarters until 2005. The entire world became aware of this building in 1963. Two days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald in the building’s basement.
The Municipal Building's 100th Birthday was celebrated in October 2014. UNT Dallas College of Law will move most law school operations to the Municipal Building in 2019.
Downtown Safety Patrol
Safety patrol officers may be called for an escort during hours of operation:
|Monday||6:30 am - 9:00 pm|
|Tuesday||6:30 am - 11:00 pm|
|Wednesday||6:30 am - 11:00 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 am - 11:00 pm|
|Friday||6:30 am - 12:00 midnight|
|Saturday||8:00 am - 12:00 midnight|
|Sunday||8:00 am - 9:00 pm|