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High applications to new law school show 'pent-up demand,' law dean says; tuition is $14K

The new University of North Texas Dallas College of Law has no shortage of applicants who want to attend the school, where tuition and fees for an in-state resident cost just $14,540 a year.

The school expected about 350 applicants and got more than 600, the Dallas Morning News reports. About 140 students have enrolled so far.

Former U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson is founding dean of the law school. He tells the newspaper that the high number of applications “tells you there’s a pent-up demand for law school here.”

To keep tuition low, the school will not give big scholarships to those with high LSAT scores but no financial need. “We’re not going to chase LSAT scores or GPAs” with scholarships, Furgeson said. “We’re also looking at other things, like overcoming obstacles.”

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