College of Law > Student Resources > Wellness
DePaul College of Law understands that our students are entering a demanding and stressful legal profession, and we are committed to helping students learn new strategies to help manage and maintain wellness.
Our wellness efforts begin at orientation and continue throughout the year. We work collaboratively to provide programs such as Wellness Wednesdays; maintain a peaceful atmosphere in our Mindfulness Room; and share internal and external resources that can help students understand the importance of self-care and well-being in their personal life, law school and the legal profession.
This DePaul Law program builds community and enhances self care and wellness for students throughout the year. For these programs, the Law School often partners with organizations, such as: the Student Bar Assocation (SBA), Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP), University Counseling Center and AccessLex, among others.
Running with the Deans
Join the Deans of the College, Student Affairs and Admissions for 3-4 mile runs while enjoying beautiful Chicago sites such as: Museum Campus, Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier.
Assistant Dean Noascono: September 18, 12:00 pm3 mile run: Grant Park, Navy Pier
Assistant Dean Vertuno: September 25, 8:15am3 mile run: Buckingham Fountain, LSD
Dean Jenn: October 9, 4:30pm4 mile run: Museum Campus
RSVP to Ana Vazquez-Rivera at AVAZQUEZ@depaul.edu
Capacity for each run: 6-10 students
Holiday ornament making workshop
Contact Dr. Vazquez-Rivera at (312)362-8299 or AVAZQUEZ@depaul.edu to give suggestions on future events or to get more information about upcoming events.
DIY Stress balls and Eye Masks
Canvas and Cocoa
Finding Your Purpose
The College of Law and DePaul University offer important resources to support students.
Access the Rinn Law Library Law Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide
25 East Jackson BoulevardLewis Center, 345Chicago, IL 60604-2287Open: 9 am to 5 pm
The Mindfulness Room is a quiet space for the College of Law community to use when anyone needs a moment to sit in quiet, meditate, pray, reflect, or otherwise have a peaceful and restorative movement away from the stress of law school. The room has pillows, blankets, yoga mats, candles, and a water fountain to aid in relaxation.
55 E. Jackson Blvd.8th FloorChicago, IL 60604312.362.7940
The Division of Mission and Ministry strengthens institution-wide attention to the religious and spiritual development of students and to service with people who are poor and marginalized. These are integral dimensions of DePaul’s Catholic-Vincentian mission and essential elements of the DePaul student experience. DMM's work has a positive, visible, and measurable impact on the religious and spiritual life of the DePaul community.
Located at two locations:
Lincoln Park2250 N. SheffieldStudent Center, Suite 350Chicago, IL 60614(773) 325-7779
Loop25 E. Jackson BlvdLewis Center, Suite 1465Chicago, IL 60604(312) 362-6923
University Counseling Services helps remove barriers to learning by providing the following services to currently enrolled DePaul students:
DePaul has regular prayer and mediation opportunities within Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and spiritual traditions.
Visit the recently expanded Loop Fitness Center and Studio for a great individual workout or to join a group for midday or after work classes! The Fitness Center and Studio (located in the basement of CDM) access is free to all enrolled DePaul students and faculty/staff.
At the national and state levels, lawyer and law student wellness is a priority for organizations, such as the American Bar Association (ABA), the Illinois Commission on Professionalism (2Civility) and the Lawyers' Assistance Program, among others.
LAP’s mission is “to help lawyers, judges, and law students get assistance with substance abuse, addiction and mental health problems; to protect clients from impaired lawyers and judges; and to educate the legal community about addiction and mental health issues."
LAP offers individual appointments at their offices located at:
20 S. Clark St.Suite 450Chicago, IL 60603800-LAP1233gethelp@illinoislap.org
LAP also holds individual walk-in appointments monthly at:
DePaul University College of LawLewis Center25 East Jackson BoulevardRoom 943
Contact Dr. Vazquez-Rivera at (312)362-8299 or AVAZQUEZ@depaul.edufor exact dates/times.