‘Mini Law School': University of Colorado offers course for anyone to learn more about legal system

BOULDER, Colo. - Thousands of people have watched the Aurora movie theater shooting trial live online over the past 15 weeks and joined in conversations about the legal proceedings. The mass shooting case sparked countless questions in chat rooms about Colorado law.

Starting next month, the University of Colorado is offering a “Mini Law School” program that is open to the public.

The course is designed for “non-lawyers wanting to grasp and navigate the basics of the legal system,” University officials stated.

CU-Boulder law professors will lecture on criminal, business, constitutional, intellectual property, family law and more, as well as litigation.

Classes will be held once a week for eight weeks – on Tuesday evening from Sept. 8 to Nov. 3.

The course will be held in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law building on the CU-Boulder campus, as well as via live stream at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, at 10035 Peoria St. in Parker.

Registration costs $100.

No academic credit is received for participation. However, participants who attend at least six of the eight sessions receive a Mini Law School Certificate.

"There are no required readings, tests, or homework assignments - just a great opportunity to learn about the law!" school officials said.

Visit colorado.edu/law/minilawschool for more information.

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