Summer Relaxation


Flicker photo by Moyan_Brenn

Law students often use summertime to take classes, study for the MPRE, or intern. While these are all fine and good, it’s also important to add in a little down time.  Here are a few suggestions on how to unwind over the next few months.

Read a book?

Reading is the last thing you want to do, right?  However, don’t you remember those days prior to law school when you actually enjoyed getting lost in a good book? If you need book suggestions, check out Pam Brannon’s blog post “Read (Something Other Than Casebooks)!”

Watch a movie

The summer is the best time to get back into movie watching. The crop of current showings and upcoming releases are worth a view.  Some of the most highly anticipate flicks this summer include:

  • Iron Man 3 (May 3) – currently showing
  • The Great Gatsby (May 10) – currently showing
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (May 17) – currently showing
  • The Hangover Part III (May 23) – currently showing
  • Epic (May 24)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (May 24)
  • Now You See Me (May 31)
  • After Earth (May 31)
  • The Internship (June 7)
  • Man of Steel (June 14)
  • Despicable Me 2 (July 3)
  • Lone Ranger (July 3)
  • Grown Ups 2 (July 12)
  • The Wolverine (July 26)

Atlanta Summer Festivals

If you want to have a good time without leaving the area, check out some of the summer festivals going on in Atlanta. Some of the big ones include the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest, Virginia Highland Summerfest, 4th of July at Lenox Square, and the Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival. For more information on local summer festivals, go to


There is no better way to enjoy the summer than going to the beach. While Atlanta is not a coastal city, there are several beaches within driving distance. For information on nearby beaches, check out the AJC’s gallery entitled “Six beaches within driving distance of Atlanta.”


The nation’s pastime takes center stage during the summer.  The Braves are currently leading the National League East Division and have several enticing home match-ups this summer, including the Mets, Giants, Pirates, Cardinals, and division rival Nationals. Access the Braves schedule at If you are on a budget, think about buying tickets through one of the Braves Special Offers:

Soccer (a.k.a Football or Fútbol)

Whether you are a passionate fan or casual viewer, you are sure to get a kick out of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Atlanta will host two quarterfinal games on July 20th. Match-ups will depend on the results from the group stages, but fans could expect to see Mexico (“El Tri”) in at least one of the games. For tickets, go to

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