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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20440.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20440

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Transcript The Peopled Law School 430 Wanted to Know Their Rights Famed local attorney Ri chard Alderman ad dressed 430 public law students last October at the first People's Law School. University law professors and Houston attorneys taught public law classes free of charge. The sessions, conducted in English and Spanish, provided a basic legal education to the general public. "The purpose of The People's Law School is not to teach the law on an academic level, but to provide a great deal of basic knowledge so that people will know what to do when confronted with problems involving the law," Alderman, the school's founder, said. "Once you know about the law, you will be pleasantly surprised at how you can solve disputes, and you can save money," he said. Thirty-five lawyers and 50 UH law students taught and organized the event. Harris County District Johnny Holmes, Defense Attorney Jack Zimmerman — whose past clients included members of David Koresh's Branch Davidians — Gaynell Jones, U.S. Attorney and six judges gave presentations. Each student selected from three of nine legal categories to become familiar with. These sections ranged from criminal law to insurance law, and each consisted of three 45- UH Law Center - led by our own People's Lawyer, Professor Richard Alderman — treated the public to a crash course in law minute periods. "I don't know of any program that has done anything of this magnitude," Alderman said. The first week the class was announced (on Channel 13) there were more than 1,000 requests for applications. "I hope this will be used as a model. It is somewhat unique. Through my contacts it we easy to set up," Alderman said. The People's Law School was a joint effort of the UH Law Center's community outreach, the Houston Bar Association, KTRK Channel 13, and KXLN Channel 45. Each law-student-for- a-day was supplied with a complimentary bag containing a copy ofAlderman's Know Your Rights, a booklet comprised of some of his columns from the Houston Chronicle, several papers listing pertinent phone numbers, information about UH's John O'Quinn Law Library and, of course, a yellow legal pad. "The day was a success. All comments were positive. Applause is due the university, as it has extended itself and the law center in particular," said Marvin Nathan, a Houston lawyer who sits on the UH Law Center's board of trustees. Plans are to enlarge the People's Law School in the coming years. — Kevin Patton Law Professor Richard Alderman, pictured with Dr. James Pickering, led the day-long, first-ever People's Law School. More than 400 attended. Photo courtey ofUHLaw Center Interim Dean Raymond T. Nimmer. Photo by Mark Lacy Dean Robert L. Knauss announced his resignation from the UH Law Center. Photo by Mark Lacy Dean Robert Knauss resigned as dean of the UH Law Center last year, capping a 20-year law school dean career. His tenure of more than 12 years at the Law Center is longer than any previous dean in the school's history. "The Law Center owes Dean Knauss a great debt," said President Pickering. "Under his leadership, the law school has become one of the strongest legal institutions in the Southwest, demonstrated by the quality of its faculty, research and student body. Its graduates now have an extremely high level of acceptance in our own legal community as well as nationwide." Since Knauss joined the Law Center in 1981 after serving as Dean of Vanderbilt Law School for more than seven years, his fund-raising efforts in the private sector increased the UH Law Foundation endowment from $500,000 to more than $11 million. A decade ago, 98 percent of the Law Center's funding came from the State of Texas. Today, less than 60 percent does. Knauss was instrumental in helping the Law Center develop a national reputation for international legal studies, especially in Mexican and Russian law. He spearheaded the "One of my greatest joys has been the tremendous support and recognition the school has received from the legal community " — Robert Knauss Russian Petroleum Drafting Project to assist the Russian government in creating a more stable legal environment that would attract foreign investment. In addition, Knauss initiated many other major special programs and group research projects, including the Health Law and Policy Institute, the Environmental Liability Law Program and the Intellectual Property Law Institute. Under Knauss's direction, the Law Center created the largest LL.M. program in Texas, designed to provide practicing attorneys with specialized training or "retooling" in taxation, international law, energy and environmental law, health law and intellectual property. As a separate program, the UH Law Foundation sponsors the largest independent continuing legal education program in the State. In 1985, the Law Center was admitted to the Order of the Coif, the nationwide honor society for law students showing distinguished academic ability at schools of high quality. Of the 176 law schools in the nation, only 66 chapters had been admitted by the society when the UH chapter was installed. Knauss plans to return to the Law Center to teach, write and continue to play an active role after a year's leave of absence. — Sandra Perdue 128 # Academics L Law Dean Knauss Resigns # Law 129