Law school to verse attendees

By Taylor Rexrode
Staff Writer

The Baylor Law School will host its eighth annual People’s Law School event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

Participants can register online at Registration ends at noon on Friday. Check-ins and walk-in registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Baylor Law School.

The event is free and open to the public. Legal professionals and volunteer attorneys will teach the hour-long classes. Participants may choose a maximum of three courses out of the 17 available.

The classes offered include: buying and selling real estate, the separation of church and state, consumer law, elder law, employment law, family law, finding the law, constitutional law, how to get in to law school, landlord/tenant affairs, healthcare reform, the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case, legal issues surrounding professional sports teams, small business law, veterans’ rights, wills and estate planning and the Second Amendment.

There will be two courses on the Second Amendment, and they will touch on President Barack Obama proposals for gun control.

Professor of law Patricia Wilson, who was unavailable for comment at the time of publication, is in charge of the People’s Law School. Janet Perez, director of communications and marketing for the law school, said Wilson’s event helps the community understand the law.

“It was started because people had questions about the law,” Perez said. “We do a lot at the law school to be part of the community. Patricia Wilson wanted to help people get a foundation on what the law is. It gives people a roadmap on what they should think about if they encounter a legal issue.”