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Student Legal Services

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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.

Attorney Kathryn McCauley

1155 Union Circle #305058
Denton, TX 76203-5017

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


Walk-ins will only be held from 1-1:30pm on January 21st. We anticipate that our regularly scheduled Wednesday Walk-ins will resume on March 25, 2015. Please call the office for more information.

Beginning on February 4th, the Student Legal Service attorney will be out on medical leave until Mid-March. Because of this, our office cannot accept litigation cases or initiate lawsuits for students until she returns. We apologize for any inconvenience that may result, but Ms. McCauley is the only attorney in our office. The last day for walk-ins before the attorney is out will be January 28th.

Please be advised that walk-ins on the 21st will be only held from 1pm to 3:30pm.

If you need immediate assistance, we suggest contacting the Lawyer Referral Information Service for the State Bar of Texas. Through this service, you can receive a 30 minute consultation for just $20.00. If you and the attorney agree to keep working after the first 30 minutes, their rates will apply. You can reach this service by calling 800.252.9690 or you can get a referral online by visiting www.texasbar.com/LRIS.


Forms to Start With

Self-Help Packets

Below are links to fillable self-help packets created by UNT Student Legal Services to empower you in resolving certain legal situations. Each packet has instructions and forms that can be filled out in Adobe PDF format, then printed and filed with the court or the appropriate agencies. While these forms are meant to aid you in resolving your own issue, we encourage you to make an appointment with the attorney in our office before proceeding.


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.

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Update to Student Legal Walk-In Hours

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Please Note: Walk-ins on November 26th, 2014 will be cancelled. The last day for walk-ins in 2014 will be Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. They will not be held from December 17th, 2014 through January 7th, 2015. Walk-ins will resume January 14th, 2015.  We apologize...

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