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The more you know about the laws that affect you, the easier it is to make good decisions about your life, your family, and your finances. Mini Law School for the Public is a legal education program conducted by The Missouri Bar in partnership with local bars and Missouri law schools. The courses are designed for adults who are not in the legal profession. There’s no need to worry about taking tests to get into this law school and you can forget about hefty tuition. The only requirement to attend this series of lectures is a curious mind and a desire to become better informed. There’s no homework, no tests – just some of the most fascinating lectures you’ll ever hear from some of Missouri’s most experienced and knowledgeable lawyers, judges and law professors.
And the cost? Tuition is no more than $35* for the entire course, and that includes the printed course materials you receive.
*The tuition for the Mid-Missouri, Cape Girardeau and Springfield programs is $25. For the St. Louis program, the registration cost is $35.
- What is it? A series of exceptionally interesting sessions that will provide practical information about the laws that affect our daily lives.
- Why attend? Our legal system and laws are designed as a framework to help us live in an increasingly complex world. Unless you understand the legal framework our society is built on, it is difficult to gain the full benefit of the law.
- Is it really like law school? Yes, and no. The lectures have been prepared especially for adults who are not lawyers. You’ll be learning from some of the best legal minds in the state. You won’t be tested, but you will come away with a better understanding of our laws, how they work and how we arrived at them.
- Who will be teaching this school? The course is taught by practicing attorneys, law professors and judges who have distinguished themselves in their careers. Each presenter is also an excellent communicator who can reveal the drama behind legal issues and their practical application in our lives.
- Where are the classes held? The lectures series are currently held in St. Louis County, Cape Girardeau, Columbia and Springfield.
- What are the classes like? Haven’t participated before or simply want a refresher on some of the extensive topics we’ve covered? Then check out our newest Mini Law School for the Public feature – Mini Law School Podcasts! Dive into past lectures via podcasts. Podcasts are provided in one-hour segments for easy downloading and listening. Find podcasts from past lecture series from St. Louis here. Look for future podcast series on the MissouriLawyersHelp.org/blog.