The fourth annual People’s Law School from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. will provide citizens and groups representative of the residents of Austin with some basic concepts of civil and criminal law, such as the rights of tenants and citizens in their contacts with the police, said UT Austin School of Law Dean Michael Sharlot.
The event, coordinated by the Travis County Bar Association’s Adult Community Education Committee, is based on a successful program in Houston designed to educate the public about its basic legal rights and increase their legal knowledge. Classes will be taught by local attorneys.
Some areas of discussion will include child support custody/modification, consumer protection law, criminal law, creditor’s/debtor’s rights, elder law, employment law, immigration law, land-lord/ tenant law, mediation, small claims, wills and estates.
Sponsors for the People’s Law School include the Travis County Bar Association, The UT Austin School of Law, the law firm of Long, Burner, Parks & Sealy P.C., and the Austin American-Statesman.
For additional information, contact Dean Michael Sharlot of the UT Austin School of Law, (512) 232-1120.