Learn your legal rights at the 'People's Law School' at UH Law Center on Oct. 1  

Sept. 14, 2016 - The Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center will be hosting free legal classes for the general public on Saturday, Oct. 1,  at the "People's Law School."

The People's Law School, sponsored by the Houston Bar Association, is one of the oldest and most successful law programs for laypersons in the country. Volunteer lawyers, judges and law professors will teach courses and answer legal questions in 13 areas of law including, business law, credit and debt collection, wills and estates, health law, and landlord tenant law. There will even be a class on how to find the law on the Internet.

"As the more than 50,000 people who have attended the People's Law School have discovered, when it comes to the law, knowledge really is power," said Richard Alderman, professor emeritus and director of the Center for Consumer Law. "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 the difference."

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Law Center. Each person who registers may attend as many as three classes and will receive supplemental written materials. Each class will be taught by a different instructor and vary slightly, so participants are welcome to register for a class topic more than once.

The People's Law School is free to the public, however, pre-registration is required. Registration is limited to the first 1,000 people.

For more information and to register, visit www.peopleslawyer.net.

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