Register now for the People’s Law School

Register now for the People’s Law School

Once again, it is time for the People’s Law School, the oldest and most successful law program for the layperson in the country! This is your chance to learn more about your legal rights, and have fun at the same time.

Saturday, April 6, the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center, with the sponsorship of the Houston Bar Association, will host more than 40 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors teaching courses in 14 different areas of law. The People’s Law School is designed to give you some useful information about your legal rights. Best of all, it is absolutely free!

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on the main campus of the University of Houston Law Center. There will be classes in business law, bankruptcy, employment, insurance, health insurance, consumer law, credit and debt collection, wills and estates, family law, insurance law, landlord tenant law, small claims court, and how to deal with an attorney. There will even be a class on how you can find the law on the Internet. Each person may choose three classes to attend. Every class will be taught by a different instructor and is a little different, so feel free to take a class more than once if you are really interested in the subject matter.

All of the classes will be taught by volunteer lawyers, judges and law professors. To make sure things run smoothly, dozens of volunteer law students and members of the University of Houston Law Center staff will be available to help with everything from the free coffee and donuts, to the final evaluation form. Everyone who attends will also receive comprehensive written materials to supplement the classes.

As the more than 50,000 people who have attended the People’s Law School in the past have discovered, when it comes to the law, knowledge really is power. The People’s Law School won’t make you an attorney, but it will help you settle disputes and avoid problems. Whether you are buying a car, preparing a will, dealing with a debt collector or in a dispute with your neighbor, knowing your legal rights can make a difference.

Although there is no charge for the People’s Law School, you must pre-register to attend. Registration is limited to the first 1000 people. The easiest way to register is on the Web at

I look forward to seeing you on April 6. Arrive early and join me for some free coffee and doughnuts, generously donated by HEB.