Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

The University of Houston Law Center is located on the University of Houston’s main campus.  As a law student, you have access to all of the amenities the main campus has to offer.  This includes the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC).  As a current student, you are automatically a member!

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The CRWC is a 264 thousand square foot facility available to all students, faculty/staff and alumni.  The following video provides a short tour of the facility: https://youtu.be/fSYCEk5-O9M

The CRWC offers group fitness classes, personal training, intramural sports, and outdoor adventures.  In addition, you will have access to both the indoor natatorium and outdoor leisure pool.  Not a strong swimmer? No worries, sign up for adult swim lessons at both the beginner and intermediate levels. American Red Cross certifications are available in CPR, AED and first aid. You can also participate in lifeguard training classes.

To learn more about the CRWC or schedule a tour, please visit: http://www.uh.edu/recreation

 

 

UHLC’s Professor Olivas Honored at UH Homecoming Game

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University of Houston Law Center Professor Michael A. Olivas was named Faculty Member of the Game last weekend during the homecoming football game against the Cincinnati Bearcats (33-30).  Professor Olivas is the Williams B. Bates Distinguished Chair and director of the Institute for Higher Education Law & Governance.  He teaches courses in business law & immigration, higher education law, and immigration law and policy. Professor Olivas is also known for his show on National Public Radio, The Law of Rock and Roll.  He can be seen in this photograph saluting Houston Cougar fans!

 

UH Homecoming Week

This week is Homecoming at the University of Houston! Homecoming at the University of Houston is a tradition dating back to 1946.  This week we celebrate the University of Houston, unite students and organizations, and showcase Cougar pride and spirit during one of the oldest traditions on campus.

Each day there will be different events for students, alumni, and the UH Community.  The week kicks off with a pep rally and the announcement of the Homecoming Court.  Students have the opportunity to participate in Spirit Day, a block party, Coog-lympics, and mum making, along with many other activities. Homecoming Fiesta on Friday includes delicious Texas BBQ, fireworks, and a concert featuring Lupe Fiasco and Wale. On Saturday we will cheer on the undefeated Cougars, currently 8-0, as they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats.  For more information regarding all the Homecoming events, please visit here.

To show our Cougar pride, the Office of Admissions teamed up with the Student Services Office to participate in the Cougar Spirit Bell Challenge.  This is an annual competition to award the office that shows the most Cougar spirit by decorating their offices during Homecoming Week.  This year’s theme is “Varsity Red” and we bleed red!  Below are a few pictures of the office suite.  The winners will be announced this Friday, wish us luck!

 

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UHLC wins the National Trial Advocacy Competition

Congratulations to the University of Houston Law Center Mock Trial Team for winning the National Trial Advocacy Competition held October 9-11, 2015 in Lansing, Michigan.  The National Trial Advocacy Competition is a national invitational in which 16 of the country’s top advocacy programs are invited to compete.

The competition was designed for a team of four participants, made up of two advocates and two witnesses.  UHLC’s team members were: Travis Holland, Barira Munshi, Mark Gonzalez and Janan Sharaf.  They defeated Duquesne, Georgetown, SMU, Brooklyn, and St. Mary’s to win the championship. The team was coached by UHLC alums Jackie Houlette, Julie Gray, and Megan Daic.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is in town!  Houston is very proud of its rodeo as it is the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition.  Since 2003, it has been held at the NRG Stadium (it was previously held in the Astrodome).  The event is 20 days long and this year runs from March 3-22nd.  Each year it is kicked off by the Downtown Rodeo Roundup held near Houston City Hall, the Downtown Rodeo Parade, and the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run – a 10k and 5k walk & run, and the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.  The show features championship rodeo action, livestock competitions, concerts, a carnival, pig racing, barbecue and the Rodeo Uncorked! Traditional trail rides, which start in different areas of Texas and end in Houston, precede the Rodeo events.  The rodeo has drawn some of the world’s biggest recording artists.  This year’s lineup includes: Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Fall Out Boy, Pitbull, and Ariana Grande just to name a few.

This Friday, February 27th was Go Texan Day.  Residents were encouraged to dress in western wear the Friday before the rodeo begins.  The Admissions Office participated and we all dressed in our western best!

This year I also had the opportunity to attend the Downtown Rodeo Parade!  Every February since 1938 the parade has celebrated Western heritage with decorative floats, marching bands, and thousands of men and women on horseback.  The picture below shows the University of Houston Marching band marching down Travis Street.  My daughter can be seen in the picture wearing her Houston red (and black polka dots)!

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For more information about the rodeo, please visit: http://www.rodeohouston.com/.  If you don’t have a chance to attend one of the events this year, it is definitely something to look forward to next March!