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February 24, 2009

People’s Law School offers free legal education, February 28, 2009

WHAT: People’s Law School
WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2009, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: The University of Texas School of Law, 727 E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin

Orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. with introductory remarks by Judge David Phillips.

Classes start at 9:00 a.m. The complete class schedule can be found here:

UT Law Library tours begin at noon and 1:30 p.m.

The People’s Law School is a free program held at the University of Texas School of Law designed to educate the community about common legal issues. Dozens of volunteer attorneys and legal experts will be on hand to teach the basics of the law and answer general legal questions. More than 400 people are expected to attend the half-day seminar, which offers classes in more than thirty subjects such as small business issues, identity theft, wills and estate planning, and family violence. The event is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is not mandatory; please feel free to register at the door.

This year’s People’s Law School was organized by the Austin Bar Association in partnership with the School of Law, Lawyer Referral Service, and News 8 Austin.

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Detailed information, including the schedule of classes, registration, and logistical information:

People's Law School demystifies the law:

The Austin Bar Association:

Tarlton Law Library:

Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications, (512) 471-7330, or