Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Happy Holidays from CULS

Event Spotlight: Wildlights and Dragon Lights Columbus

Happy (Almost) Break! 

Whether you’re finishing your first semester of your first year, or your last semester ever, give yourself a pat on the back, you deserve it!

Take this break to relax, recharge, and regain the steam to make it through your next endeavor!

If you plan to stay in the city over break, check out some of these events to relax over your much-deserved break, and soak in the holiday cheer!

Wild Lights Presented Efficiently by AEP Ohio

November 16, 2018-January 6, 2018
5:00 PM-10:00 PM
4850 Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065

Cost: Starting at $9.00

(Prices do not include parking, members may receive discounts or offers, closed on the actual holiday days)

What’s better then seeing animals?  Seeing them amidst a shower of lights!   Whether this is your first or fifth trip, Zoo Lights are a Columbus tradition! 

November 23, 2018-Jaunary 6, 2019

Ohio Expo Center:

717 E 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Tickets: $17

Real animals not your thing?  Head on over to Dragon Lights Columbus!  A one-of-a kind experience where lights meet Chinese Lanterns to create a majestic evening!

Happy Holidays!!!

Our last 1L Hack

The time is winding down😔. As we move closer and closer to the end of the semester, and the highly anticipated finals week, here are some tips to get you through Thanksgiving break as a law student:

  • Give yourself permission to take a break! We as law student sometimes feel so guilty about taking a break that we don't get to enjoy the holiday. It is perfectly fine to use parts of your break to give yourself a recharge. The time with your family and friends and hearing their encouraging and supportive words may be just what you need to return back to school and get the job done!
  • Create REALISTIC GOALS for what you want and need to accomplish over the holiday break. Students (especially me) usually pack every single casebook, supplement, and notebook because they just KNOW they're going to study everything they brought home over the break.  Usually when we create unrealistic goals for ourselves, we give up as soon as we realize that it's not actually possible and end up not doing anything at all. Don't be that student! Set your realistic goals now!
  • Create a schedule and STICK. TO. IT! This goes with the aforementioned statement. If you create a schedule to accomplish specific goals, make sure you stick to it. Make sure you put plans with family and friends in your schedule so that you can be sure you'll meet your goals. You could study all morning and spend the evenings with family. You could spend entire days studying and use one or two days out of the break to spend time with family and friends. How ever you prefer to make your schedule, make sure you stick to it. 
  • Get some sleep, PLEASE! Make sure you come back from Thanksgiving break refreshed and ready to attack those finals!

See you all next semester!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

1L Study Hack

Study Groups!

With finals coming up, you need to be critically thinking about what is the best study habit for you! You may have heard a few things about study groups in law school, some things were probably good and some things were probably terrifying!  Not to worry! I am here to help you decide whether or not a study group is best for you

  • Forming a study group is NOT the key to success in law school! Unless your exam is a group exam, it is likely that it will NEVER be, do not stress yourself because you don't have a study group yet. 
  • Make your study groups efficient! If you REALLY think about your study group and it's more talking about gossip and what professor "so and so" is like, then you are not studying. You are merely hanging out with friends. As soon as you realize you're not learning or the group is just adding to your confusion, RUN! (not really but just quietly leave the group and get yourself together)
  • No 1L really knows what he or she is doing! Study group is mainly for bouncing ideas off of each other and hearing ideas and comments that you haven't thought of on your own. Study group is not to sit around and listen to one person talk about why he or she is right and jotting down their answers. 1) You will never understand that way and 2) that individual may not even be correct. You want to know who is always correct? Your professor!
Study groups can be the best or worst thing to every happen to you but remember: as much as people want to try and convince you there is only one way to be successful in law school, you have to decide what is best for you! If that is a study group, GREAT! If not, don't spend A SECOND worrying about it. 

So now that you've read through the blog, 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Neighborhood Spotlight-Clintonville

Neighborhood Spotlight-Clintonville

Nestled between the Ohio State University and Worthington, this large neighborhood is home to many attractions, eateries, and local goodies for all ages. 

In the warmer months, enjoy the Park of Roses, a garden featuring more than 11,000 rose bushes and specialized gardens, or the Farmer’s Market, where you can procure locally sourced produce. 

Looking for something year round?  Head on over to Wild Goose Creative or Studio 35 to explore your creative side and create some one of a kind pieces in the process. 

Hungry?  Food choices here veer towards farm to table.  From Acre, a quick, but healthy eatery, or the Crest Gastropub, a neighborhood staple, there is something for everyone.  From vegan eats, to premium barbeque at ray rays, Clintonville boasts food for all palates!

Looking to move?  Clintonville is just minutes away from many Columbus neighborhoods including the Short North Arts District, the University District, and the ever popular suburb of Worthington, and provides some affordable housing options for those who want to be close to the city, without the costs of city living!

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