Division ofStudent Affairs

Student Legal Services

Our Hours
 
Open 'til 5pm
Call us (940) 565-2614

Our Mission

Student Legal Services provides UNT students with legal advice, assistance, representation and education. Our goals are to enable students to focus on their education and stay in school despite any number of legal obstacles. The services of this office are 100% free to enrolled students. Anyone interested in meeting with a lawyer should contact our office at 940.565.2614 to schedule an appointment with the attorney.
Student Legal Services

Attorney Kathryn McCauley

1155 Union Circle #305058
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: (940) 565-2614
Fax: (940) 369-7251 
TTY: (940) 369-8652

Email: followup.kmc@unt.edu

Location: Stovall Hall, Room 136

Attorney Consultations

The fastest way to meet with the attorney is to come to Wednesday Walk-in Day. Walk-in hours are from 9:00am-12:00pm, and 1:00pm to 3:00pm every Wednesday. No need to schedule - Just walk in!

PLEASE NOTE: Walk-ins on June 4th will end at 2:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Appointments can also be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00am and 3:30pm. Please note that the wait for non-walk-in appointments can range from 1 week to 1 month. Please call the office if you wish to schedule an appointment.

Student Legal Services provides UNT students with legal advice, assistance, representation and education. Our goals are to enable students to focus on their education and stay in school despite any number of legal obstacles. The services of this office are 100% free to enrolled students. Anyone interested in meeting with a lawyer should contact our office at 940.565.2614 to schedule an appointment with the attorney.

Hours

The fastest way to meet with the attorney is to come to Wednesday Walk-in Day. Walk-in hours are from 8:00am-12:00pm, and 1:00pm to 3:30pm every Wednesday. No need to schedule - Just walk in!

PLEASE NOTE: Walk-ins on July 16th will not take place in the morning, but will take place from 1:00pm to 5:00pm instead.

Appointments can also be scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00am and 3:30pm. Please note that the wait for non-walk-in appointments can range from 1 week to 1 month. Please call the office if you wish to schedule an appointment.

Notary Services are available from 8:00am-4:30pm, excluding the noon lunch hour.a

DISCLAIMER — This web page has been prepared for use by University of North Texas students only. These downloadable forms and explanations have been provided as a convenience for students and do not constitute legal advice. Before using these sample letters or forms, it is highly recommended that you visit Student Legal Services (Room 136, Stovall Hall) for more complete information contained in our free pamphlets. In addition, students with legal dilemmas are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Kathryn McCauley, a licensed Texas attorney, who can provide appropriate legal advice.

Forms to Start With

Landlord/Tenant Forms

  • Inventory Checklist (pdf) — Documenting the exact condition of the apartment at the beginning of your lease term. This form should be completed, copied (for your records) within the amount of time specified on your lease.
  • Move-out Notice (pdf) — Notify your landlord that you plan to leave at the end of your lease term. Most leases require at least a 30-day notice prior to moving out of an apartment (Please read your lease carefully!) This form should be hand-delivered or mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested. Always keep a copy!
  • Return of Security Deposit (Sample Letter) (pdf) — Notify your landlord of your forwarding address. A landlord is not obligated to return a security deposit until a written notification of a forwarding address is sent by the tenant. Once the letter is sent, the landlord or property manager has thirty (30) days to return a security deposit or give a detailed billing to the tenant.

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