Mini Law School:  Law School 101

Wednesdays, September 1, 2021 - October 13, 2021

Registration open now!

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This seven-week series in Fall 2021 will focus on core concepts taught during the first year of law school.  Open to all, this program is designed for non-lawyers, is an excellent lifelong learning opportunity, and is a great chance to get a taste of what law school is like.  Participants who view at least five of the seven sessions receive a Mini Law School Certificate (no academic credit is received for participation).  There are no required readings, tests, or homework assignments - just a great opportunity to learn about the law!

We anticipate that individuals will be able to participate in Mini Law School this fall in three ways:  (1) live at the University of Colorado Law School's Wolf Law Building, from approximately 6pm to 7:30pm MDT on the night of the lecture; (2) livestreaming the lecture anywhere in the country; or (3) on-demand at any time of your choosing, beginning approximately 2 days after the live lecture.  All participants can watch any lectures they miss live by watching a recording at their convenience at a later date.

Schedule

Date

Professor

Topic

Wednesday, September 1 Derek Kiernan-Johnson How to Think Like a Lawyer

Wednesday, September 8

Benjamin Levin

Criminal Law

Wednesday, September 15

Fred Bloom

How the U.S. Court System Works

Wednesday, September 22

Sharon Jacobs

Legislation and Regulations

Wednesday, September 29

Melanie Kay

Law and Ethics:  Sometimes the Twin Shall Meet

Wednesday, October 6

Scott Skinner-Thompson

The Original Constitution Today

Wednesday, October 13

Alexia Brunet Marks

Torts: Righting your Wrongs

 

Register for Mini Law School

For questions about the course, discounts available for groups, and financial hardship waivers, please contact us at: (303) 735-6554 or mini-law@colorado.edu