Mid-Missouri to Host Mini Law School for the Public Fall 2015 Series

If you live in Mid-Missouri and are curious about the law or are an undergraduate at the university and considering attending law school, enrolling in The Missouri Bar’s Mini Law School for the Public may be the answer for you.

The Missouri Bar, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and the Missouri River Regional Library are co-sponsoring the Mini Law School for the Public – a four-week lecture series – that is open to the public. The courses are designed to help non-lawyers better understand the legal issues that impact our everyday lives. Each class will cover a major area of law or present extensive information about navigating the court system. The courses will be taught by practicing lawyers, judges and law professors.

The four-week program will be held once a week on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City, starting October 14, 2015.

Attendees will learn about the differences between civil and criminal law, estate planning and end-of-life decisions, international law, media law and the First Amendment. At the end of the series, attendees will be able to tour the Cole County Courthouse and receive a mini law school certificate.

And the cost? The entire four-week program, including course materials and refreshments at each session, will only cost you $25. Registration is limited, so be sure to register early to secure your spot.

Since 2009, The Missouri Bar has partnered with Missouri law schools, local bar associations and libraries to bring this important legal education opportunity to Missourians. The Mini Law School for the Public lecture series also is available in Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis.

To register, call 1-866-366-0270 ext. 1 or register online here. For more information about the full course descriptions, schedule, speakers and location details of the Mini Law School Fall 2015 series in Mid-Missouri, visit The Missouri Bar’s website for the public –

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