Preparing for class, studying for exams, writing papers ... you have a lot on your plate as a law student, and you deserve a break! Check out this guide for some ideas, both right here at Harvard and in the surrounding area.
Thank you to Meg Kribble for creating the initial version of this guide.
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Located right here in Harvard Square since 1953, the Brattle Theatre is a great place to find the best movies whether they are award-winners, classics, foreign films or independent movies. They also frequently host special events.
The Harvard Film Archive’s cinematheque presents films Friday through Monday nights year round. Open to the public, all screenings are held in the Archive's 200-seat theater featuring state-of-the-art film and digital projection located in the historic Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Regular HFA screenings are free to all Harvard students with student ID!
The HFA frequently runs series dedicated to directors, actors, genres, and regions, and frequently hosts talks with filmmakers and actors.
Harvard's collection includes a number of streaming video services. Here are highlights covering film and the performing arts.
Did you know that the Law School has a collection of popular films on DVD? Housed in the Lemann Lounge, all DVDs in this collection circulate for 7 days. You can find the full list from HOLLIS here.
Want to read read fiction but feel guilty taking time away from the law? Why not try one of these books that combine the best of both worlds? Whether you like classic, science fiction, thrillers or comedy, this list will have something for you!
Lamont Library has an entire collection of popular fiction and other leisure reading materials in their Farnsworth Room on the 3rd floor of the Library.
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Did you know that the Library has several chess tables, complete with pieces in their drawers) on the third floor of the library? Whether you are a chess master or a complete novice, take a break with a quick game any time the library is open.
If chess isn't your thing, stop by the Circulation desk and ask about our collection of board, card and tabletop games - plus some outdoor equipment - available for 3-day checkout. Our collection includes:
|Cards Against Humanity||Cranium|
|Passing the Bar||Ticket to Ride|
|Trivial Pursuit||Apples to Apples|
|Settlers of Catan||Seafarers of Catan|
Those looking for health and wellness support need look no further than The Well through the Dean of Students' office. They provide everything from relaxation exercises to chair massages, along with a safe space for dialogue.
Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) offers Harvard students comprehensive outpatient care for a wide variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, stress/crisis management, transitional issues, grief, and eating, sexual or relationship concerns.
CAMHS is available via urgent care as well as regular appointments. And did you know? The HLS HUHS clinic has a licensed social worker with a JD on staff!
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