College of Law > Student Resources > Wellness
The College of Law works collaboratively to provide a variety of wellness programs throughout the academic year. We also maintain a peaceful space in our Mindfulness Room (Lewis 345), and we share internal and external resources to help students learn about and understand the importance of self-care and well-being in their personal lives, in law school and in the legal profession.
Past events have included:
Watch the College of Law Event Calendar for upcoming wellness events, and contact Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Student Life Ana Vazquez-Rivera at (312) 362-8299 or AVAZQUEZ@depaul.edu to give suggestions on future events or to get more information about upcoming events.
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.
University Counseling and Psychological Services (UCAPS) helps remove barriers to learning by providing the following services to currently enrolled DePaul students:
Same Day Consultation (SDC) is available to help students determine the best way to proceed based on their current and unique needs.
Group Counseling is offered at the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses for students struggling with both specific issues and with general concerns.
Located at two locations:
Lincoln Park2250 N. SheffieldStudent Center, Suite 350Chicago, IL 60614773-325-CARE (2273)
Loop25 E. Jackson BlvdLewis Center, Suite 1465Chicago, IL 60604773-325-CARE (2273)
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.
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You only need to provide your first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
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