"People's Law School" Explores Aspects of Law at A&M International

Texas A&M International University's Pre-Law Society, a chartered student organization, and local legal service organizations invite the community to a one day course for non-lawyers consisting of four law classes taught by judges and attorneys Saturday, May 5 from 1 - 7 p.m. in various rooms in Bullock Hall.

The "People's Law School" is a free course that focuses on family, immigration and criminal laws as well as small claims at justice of the courts.

Virginia García, Pre-Law Society sponsor, said that the course is designed to educate the community on issues relating to law.

"This course is for people who want to know more about their rights and how the court system works as well as their immigration rights," García said.

The classes will be taught in both English and Spanish.

Organizers also include the Laredo Webb County Bar Association, Laredo Young Lawyers Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association and Coastal Bend Legal Services.

Registration forms are available at the A&M International Office of Career Services, Coastal Bend Legal Services, or at the Webb County District Attorney's Office. The first 200 students to register will be given a t-shirt and text book.

For further information, please contact García at 326-2260, e-mail vgarcia@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in A&M International's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 157D. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday Tuesday and Friday and 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu