Students, Do You Know Your Rights?

Student Legal Services will host Know Your Rights Week at 2 p.m. Feb. 14-16 at the Escondido Theater.

The goal of the week is to create better informed students, while promoting preventative actions and student success.

The goal of the week is to create better-informed students, while promoting preventative actions and student success.

Texas Tech’s Student Legal Services will host Know Your Rights Week at 2 p.m. Feb. 14-16 at the Escondido Theater in the Student Union Building.

Live panel presentations will be held each day covering an array of topics including landlords and leases, web worries, and arrests and alcohol. Students can earn a certificate of recognition upon completing all three presentations.

Know Your Rights Upcoming Events:

  • Leases and Landlords (Feb. 14): Learn about your rights relating to leases and landlords. Topics include leases, security deposit refunds, repair requests, and moving in/moving out.
  • Web Worries (Feb. 15): Learn about your rights relating to social media. Topics include social media and your job search, protecting your online image, copyright, and downloading and internet business.
  • Arrests and Alcohol (Feb. 16): Learn about your rights during police interactions. Topics include DWI, alcohol offenses, expunctions, house parties, traffic stops, and search and seizure.

Jeffrey Hays, attorney at law for Student Legal Services said the goal is to create informed students and responsible Lubbock citizens, while promoting preventative actions and student success.

“Know Your Rights Week offers students an opportunity to explore their rights relating to landlord or tenant issues, internet and social media, and criminal law through interactive panel discussions,” Hays said. “Panelists will discuss the current trends in their field and students will be given an opportunity to ask questions.”