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Wellness at DePaul

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.

wellness upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Wellness Wednesdays

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 pm
3 mile run: Grant Park, Navy Pier

Assistant Dean Vertuno: September 25, 8:15am
3 mile run: Buckingham Fountain, LSD

Dean Jenn: October 9, 4:30pm
4 mile run: Museum Campus

RSVP to Ana Vazquez-Rivera at AVAZQUEZ@depaul.edu

Capacity for each run: 6-10 students

Zumba class

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.

wellness past events

Past Events

Chair Yoga

DIY Stress balls and Eye Masks

Canvas and Cocoa

Finding Your Purpose

Stress Management

Financial Wellness

Mindfulness

Spiritual Wellness

Brain Fuel

Yoga​​

wellness internal resources

The Mindfulness Room

Located at:

25 East Jackson Boulevard
Lewis Center, 345
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Open: 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.

Division of Mission and Ministry (DMM)

Located at:

55 E. Jackson Blvd.
8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
312.362.7940

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.

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University Counseling Services

Located at two locations:

Lincoln Park
2250 N. Sheffield
Student Center, Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-7779

Loop
25 E. Jackson Blvd
Lewis Center, Suite 1465
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-6923

University Counseling Services helps remove barriers to learning by providing the following services to currently enrolled DePaul students: 

  • accessible psychological and psychiatric assessment;
  • short-term psychotherapy;
  • medication management;
  • consultation and crisis intervention;
  • community referrals; 
  • workshops; and
  • psychoeducational programming.

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Prayer and Meditation Opportunities

DePaul has regular prayer and mediation opportunities within Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and spiritual traditions.

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Loop Fitness Center, Studio & Classes

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.

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wellness external resources

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.

Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP)

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 450
Chicago, IL 60603
800-LAP1233
gethelp@illinoislap.org

LAP also holds individual walk-in appointments monthly at:

DePaul University College of Law
Lewis Center
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Room 943

Contact Dr. Vazqu​ez-Rivera at (312)362-8299 or AVAZQUEZ@depaul.edufor exact dates/times.

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