The popular, 30-year-old legal education program known as the “People’s Law School” is halting its in-person classes on the campus of the University of Houston Law Center and moving its program online.
This is the final year that people can attend the “People’s Law School” in person. The final live program will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 5 at the UH Law Center campus, 4604 Calhoun Road in Houston. There is no charge for attendance, but registration in advance is required. Click here to register.
A UH Law Center news release on the upcoming program reported that 55,000 people have attended the bi-annual Saturday-morning sessions. According to the release, more than 20 volunteer lawyers, judges, and professors will teach courses in 14 different areas of law, including consumer law, landlord tenant law, credit and debt collection, wills, social security, and insurance.
Professor Emeritus Richard M. Alderman, who founded the program in 1991, is taking the program online beginning in 2020 in hopes of reaching a wider audience and making it more accessible, according to the release. The online offering will provide short sessions on specific legal subjects taught by Alderman and other experts.