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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: 

  • ​Wellness Wednesdays
  • Running with the Deans
  • Zumba
  • Holiday Ornament Making Workshop
  • Yoga and Chair Yoga
  • DIY Stress Balls and Eye Masks
  • Canvas and Cocoa
  • Finding Your Purpose
  • Stress Management
  • Financial Wellness
  • Mindfulness
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Brain Fuel

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.​​

Internal Resources

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.

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 and Psychological Services (UCAPS) 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
    • psychoeducational programming

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.

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Located at two locations:

Lincoln Park
2250 N. Sheffield
Student Center, Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60614
773-325-CARE (2273)

Loop
25 E. Jackson Blvd
Lewis Center, Suite 1465
Chicago, IL 60604
773-325-CARE (2273)

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

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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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  • Individual counseling and mentoring is available to students through the Office of Student Affairs.
  • The Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to diversifying the legal profession.
    • CLEO coordinates six-week pre-law summer institutes to assist minority and disadvantaged students in acquiring the skills and techniques necessary for successful law school performance.
    • For information contact CLEO at (202) 216-4343 or cleoscholars.com
  • Minority Legal Education Resources (MLER) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal field through year-round programming.
    • The Bar Process Management Program is offered in January and June, in preparation for the Illinois Bar Exams.
    • The Diversity Pipeline Program assists law school students in their studies and professional development by conducting workshops addressing educational and social barriers faced by underrepresented students.

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.

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. Vazquez-Rivera at (312)362-8299 or AVAZQUEZ@depaul.edufor exact dates/times.

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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.