People’s Law School convenes Oct. 5 at UH Law Center

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Sept. 26, 2013 – Houston area residents will have a chance to learn more about their legal rights when The People’s Law School opens its doors on Oct. 5.

Hosted by the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center with the sponsorship of the Houston Bar Association, the free program is the oldest and most successful of its kind in the nation having taught more than 50,000 people over the years.

“When it comes to the law, knowledge really is power,” said Richard M. Alderman, interim dean of the Law Center and director of the Center for Consumer Law. “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.”

Classes will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on the campus of the University of Houston Law Center. There is no charge, but you must pre-register at www.peopleslawyer.net. Registration is limited to the first 1,000 people.

More than 40 volunteer lawyers, judges, and law professors will teach classes dealing with business law, bankruptcy, employment, criminal law, 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.

Media contacts: Carrie Criado, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu; John T. Kling, 713-743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 40,700 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fourth-largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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