Health & Wellness at The Law School
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
- Students are encouraged to speak with the Dean of Students Amy M. Gardner or the Associate Director of Student Affairs Adrienne Packard.
- Student Counseling Service (SCS) offers a full range of mental health care, covered by the Student Life Fee. To schedule an appointment during regular office hours (M - F, 8:30am - 5 pm), call 773.702.9800.
- Normal hours: call the front desk at 773.702.9800 or walk into SCS office at 5555 S. Woodlawn Ave.
- After normal office hours: call 773.702.3625 to speak with the SCS staff member on-call.
- A sampling of SCS services includes short-term psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, and Let’s Talk, a program offering informal and confidential consultations with SCRS counselors.
- SCS also has an Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP) that assists students with improving academic performance through assessment, short-term coaching and referral. ASAP addresses a wide range of concerns with respect to study skills including time management, reading effectiveness, test taking, memory, and comprehension.
- In addition, SCS offers various workshops and a variety of support groups.
- The SCS website hosts an online depression screening self-assessment tool where any University student can privately and anonymously screen themselves for the presence of depression and assess its severity.
- LawLifeline (online mental health resources for law students)
- Sexual Harassment and Violence Resources and Information Index (from the Office of Campus and Student Life)
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Support Groups (off-campus group)
- ULifeline (online information and resources on mental health issues, targeted to college students but also pertinent to law students)
- Virtual Pamphlet Collection (materials on a variety of mental health issues, emotional wellness, and effective study skills compiled by the SCS)
- Lawyer’s Assistance Program of Illinois is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping lawyers, judges, and law students with substance abuse, drug addiction, and other mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, and depression. LAP consultations are free and always completely confidential. Call toll free at 800.LAP.1233 or the Chicago office at 312.726.6607. Email email@example.com. For additional information also see the ABA Commission on Lawyer’s Assistance Programs.
- Lawyers with Depression
Non-Emergency Health Services and Information
- Health Library Online (University of Chicago Medical Center)
- Health Resources (online health resources information, Student Health Service)
- Nurse Advice Line is accessible 24 hours a day; a nurse advisor will review and assess your symptoms and make recommendations for future medical treatment, if necessary. Call 773.702.1915.
- Student Health Service (SHS): 860 East 59th Street, Suite R-100
The SHS is an appointment-based clinic, offering a full range of health services, covered by the Student Life Fee. To schedule an appointment, call 773.702.4156. SHS services include gynecological services, laboratory tests, immunizations, sports medicine, and physical therapy services.
- University Guide to Student Health Care Services
- University Pharmacy: In the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine at 5758 South Maryland Avenue; 773.834.7002.
- Universal Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP, University of Chicago). For questions about health insurance, call: 773.834.4543 (press 2).
- Urgent Care: In the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine at 5758 South Maryland Avenue, Saturdays 8 a.m.—11 a.m. Call 773.834.4630.
- University of Chicago’s health website
Physical Fitness & Bodywork
- University Resources
- FitChicago provides group fitness classes, Fitness Center orientation sessions, and personal training services for Ratner Center members. Group classes include cardio kickboxing, full-body workout, muscle tone, Pilates, water aerobics, yoga, and Zumba. Check out the current schedule of fitness classes.
- Henry Crown Field House: 5550 South University Avenue
- Intramural Sports; University of Chicago Law School students have been known to take part in various intramural sports activities. Talk with your classmates or the Office of the Dean of Students to find out about any current Law School intramural teams. In addition, check out this list of campus sports clubs.
- Ratner Athletics Center: 5530 South Ellis Avenue
- University of Chicago Division of Physical Education and Athletics
- University of Chicago Yoga Club is a student organization that runs drop-in Iyengar yoga classes several times a week
Hyde Park Resources
Chaturanga Holistic Fitness is an interdisciplinary holistic fitness studio offering dance, yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes; located in the Deco Arts Building at 1525 East 55th Street
Chicago’s Lakefront Trail features a pedestrian path for running, jogging, or walking along the lake
East Point Associates, Ltd. offers acupuncture, massage, and Qi Gong classes; located in the Hyde Park Bank building at 1525 East 53rd Street, suite 705
Fitzgerald’s Martial Arts offers Tang Soo Do classes to men, women, and children; located at 1742 E 55th Street
Happy Body Wellness Center offers exercise classes, fitness training, yoga, and massage; located at 1715 East 55th Street
Hyde Park School of Dance offers ballet, modern, and yoga classes for adults; located at 5650 South Woodlawn Avenue near campus; discounted class rates for UChicago students
Joan’s Studio for the Performing Arts offers music and movement classes for children and adults; located at 1438 East 57th Street
Ki Massage and Bodywork by Kimosha Murphy, CMT, LMT; located in the Hyde Park Bank building at 1525 East 53rd Street
- University of Chicago Spiritual Life Office (a virtual office directed by the Dean of the Rockefeller Chapel)
- Rockefeller Memorial Chapel: 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.
The Rockefeller Chapel and its Interreligious Center serve as the hub of spiritual life at the University, offering diverse religious events and ceremonies on a daily basis as well as regular interreligious and secular gatherings.
- Student Organizations and informal student networks centered on religion or spirituality
- Buddhist Meditation in the Samatha Tradition
- Religious Institutions in and around Hyde Park
Additional Helpful Resources & Campus Offices
- Law School Student Organizations
- Office of Campus and Student Life: in the Edward H. Levi Hall, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Room 219
- Family Resource Center
- Graduate and Professional Student Gateway
- Health and Wellness Promotion
- International House (I-House)
- Office of International Affairs
- Office of LGBTQ Student Life
- Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)
- Office of Student Disability Services
- Office of Sustainability
- University Community Service Center
- Women at the University
Books on Stress, Time Management, Career Exploration, and Mindfulness in the Study and Practice of Law
- A Deeper Understanding of Your Career Choices: A Companion to the Hidden Sources of Law School Stress / Lawrence S. Krieger.
- Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses / Susan Swaim Daicoff.
- Lawyers, Anger, and Anxiety: Dealing With the Stresses of the Legal Profession / Rebecca Nerison.
- Living with the Law: Strategies to Avoid Burnout and Create Balance / Julie M. Tamminen, editor.
- The Creative Lawyer / Michael F. Melcher.
- The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law / Nancy Levit & Douglas O. Linder.
- The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress: Avoiding the Mistakes That Create Unhappy and Unprofessional Lawyers / Lawrence S. Krieger.
- The Organized Lawyer / Kelly Lynn Anders.
- Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life / Steven Keeva.