The PLARC Office is located at UT Dallas in FO 2.202 (Founders Building, 2nd floor). The UT Dallas Visitors page has maps and directions to campus.
Operating hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, however the advisors' schedules are unpredictable due to classes, meetings and travel. We do accept walk-ins, but it's always best to call or email for an appointment.
The PLARC mailing address is:
UT Dallas - Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, Tx, 75080-3021
Anne Dutia — Director
Anne Dutia has been a Pre-Law Advisor at UT Dallas since 2006, following a career as an attorney and law school admissions officer at a top ten law school. Anne's prior experience allows her to help students determine whether law school and a legal career are a good fit, decide which law schools would best serve their goals, and put together applications which maximize their chances of acceptance into law school. Her insider's perspective of the admissions process helps her offer insight to prospective law students from their freshman year to their eventual matriculation to law school, and the depth and breadth of her professional network allows her to draw upon the collective wisdom of her prelaw advising and law school admissions colleagues. Anne also coaches the Moot Court teams, who have won three regional titles in the last six years.
She serves as the Vice-President of the Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SWAPLA), the SWAPLA designated member to the Pre-Law Advisors National Council (PLANC), and on the Executive Board of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association.
Tony Seagroves — Mock Trial Coach
Tony Seagroves is the new UT Dallas Mock Trial and Mediation teams coach but is not new to the Pre-Law program. Before graduating from SMU Dedman School of Law, Tony was a Mock Trial Captain here at UT Dallas. He brings over 20 years of experience in leadership and team building to the program. His focus is on helping each member develop their academic─as well as personal─ goals so they may begin law school with a greater degree of confidence.
Dr. Anthony Champagne, Professor
Anthony Champagne is Pre-Law Advisor at UT Dallas and Professor of Political Science. He is interested in Constitutional Law, Law and Medicine, Civil Liberties, and Judicial Elections at the state level. Dr. Champagne served as a U.S. Supreme Court Judicial Fellow in 1990-91. He is the recipient of three University-wide teaching awards. Dr. Champagne has written a biography of Speaker Sam Rayburn, a book on judicial politics in Texas, a book on the Speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives, and one on political leadership in Texas. He is currently writing a political biography of Speaker Jim Wright.
Dr. Champagne is in semi-retirement, and teaches only in the fall semester.