People's Law School to Return for Fourth Year March 21

March 16, 2009

Contact: Julie Carlson, Baylor Law School, (254) 710-6681

The popular People's Law School, hosted by Baylor Law School, will return for a fourth year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The one-day, free event is designed to make the law "user friendly" and to educate members of the community about their legal rights.

"The law can sometimes be confusing," said Patricia Wilson, professor of law at Baylor. "The 2009 People's Law School will help you get a grasp on some fundamentals that may help you in your day-to-day personal and business life."

The People's Law School will offer 13 courses on a variety of legal topics. Two new courses on e-trade and debt collectors and the law have been added this year, while popular courses on elder law and personal bankruptcy will return after a hiatus. Each People's Law course will be taught by a Baylor law professor or a local attorney. Participants can register for three courses, which will last approximately an hour each.

The People's Law School will be held at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center on the north side of University Parks Drive on the Baylor campus. Registration ends March 19. For more information, visit and select the People's Law School link or call Wilson at (254) 710-6591.

The courses for this year include:

    • Deceptive Trade Practices
    • Debt Collectors and the Law (new)
    • Employment Law
    • Elder Law (new)
    • Family Law I & II
    • Finding the Law
    • E-Trade (new)
    • Small Business
    • Wills and Estate Planning
    • Traffic Tickets
    • The Judicial Process
    • Personal Bankruptcy (new)

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