The People's Law School educates hundreds

Interim Dean Richard M. Alderman, director of the Center for Consumer Law, welcomes attendees before they head off to classes dealing with their specific legal interests.

Interim Dean Richard M. Alderman, director of the Center for Consumer Law, welcomes attendees before they head off to classes dealing with their specific legal interests.

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Interim Dean Richard M. Alderman teaches a class on Consumer Law.

Interim Dean Richard M. Alderman teaches a class on Consumer Law. 

Oct. 7, 2013 – Houston area residents seeking information about their legal rights filled Krost Hall Saturday as more than 40 volunteer judges, practitioners, and law professors taught classes during the annual People’s Law School at the University of Houston Law Center.

"Once again we had a great crowd of people who all seemed to leave with a better understanding of the law and how important it is to know your legal rights,” Richard M. Alderman, interim dean and director of the Center for Consumer Law, said of the more than 400 attendees. “As long as people keep coming, we will keep presenting classes."

Hosted by the Center for Consumer Law 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.

Classes dealt 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 was even a class on how to find the law on the Internet.

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