If You Wanna be Sedated*, Try The Woodlands!

A mere 34.4 miles from the steps of the Law Center sits Houston’s largest outdoor amphitheater.   While you won’t necessarily hear any spoken Greek, you can count on being entertained, should you elect to make the trip. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is one of several major concert venues located in and around the Houston area. Bringing in musical acts covering a wide variety of tastes, a law student, with a little time on their hands, could find themselves in The Woodlands for a much needed study break and still find plenty of time to prepare for class! Not only has the Pavilion brought in top tier acts like Frank Sinatra, CeeLo Green, Radiohead and Tim McGraw but they also play host, annually, to the Houston Symphony and Houston Ballet. In addition to some fantastic music, the amenities of Cynthia Woods greatly enhance the attendee’s experience. A few hills, the dense pine woods The Woodlands is known for, and a babbling waterway take the concert goer outside of the hustle and bustle of the Houston metropolis. While free parking is offered, make sure to bring your patience when navigating the many lots (pro tip: if you have a smart phone, drop a pin in your map where you park to find it with ease when you leave). Tickets are available for reserved, covered, seats or, if keen on the great outdoors, general admission is available on the amply spaced lawn (while blankets are not allowed, small, bath towel sized units are permitted in addition to the lawn chairs available for rental at $6.00). Whether it’s your first, second, or final semester at the Law Center, take some time to explore what the Houston area has to offer, before you go loco*! For a list of upcoming acts, visit http://www.woodlandscenter.org/events.html.


*Please note, the Ramones have not performed at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Classes, Professors, and Books…Oh My!

As the summer is winding down, I know some of you may be getting a little anxious about starting law school next month.  Never fear, your answers are here!  Over the next few weeks you can expect the following:

First and foremost, you do not need to register for classes.  Your classes are assigned to you by our Office of Student Services.  In early August you will receive an email from Student Services that includes your section assignment, class schedule and professors.  After receiving your class schedule, you will be able to purchase your books, review your syllabus and see your first day assignment by visiting http://www.law.uh.edu/schedule/Fall2014.asp.

Student Services will also provide you information regarding Orientation.  Orientation is mandatory and will be August 15-16.  Orientation will further familiarize you with the Law Center and provide information on the program policies.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the Office of Student Services at 713.743.2182.

 There is not much you need to be doing right now other than enjoying your summer!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on Facebook or via email – lpmensah@central.uh.edu.  I look forward to seeing you this fall!