Chicago-Kent College of Law is committed to helping students face the challenges of law school and beyond by providing programming and services focused upon wellness. In conjunction with the ABA, we encourage students to understand their overall wellness in terms of six particular dimensions: occupational, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social.
Throughout the year we will offer a variety of programming and resources to help students find direction in each of these areas. We are focused upon connecting students to services, resources, and activities available through our community that address issues of wellness.
The American Bar Association defines lawyer well-being as a “continuous process in which lawyers strive for thriving in each dimension of their lives.” At Chicago-Kent we endeavor to begin this process for Law School students.
Dimensions of Lawyer Well-Being
- Occupational: Cultivating personal satisfaction and enrichment
- Emotional: Recognizing the importance of emotions and seeking help when needed.
- Physical: Striving for regular physical activity, proper diet, sleep and recovery.
- Intellectual: Engaging in continuous learning and the pursuit of challenging activities.
- Spiritual: Developing a send of meaningfulness and purpose.
- Social: Developing a sense of connection and belonging.
- Disability Resources
- Brave on Campus Program
- Mindfulness Moment Resources
- Violence Against Women Act/Campus SaVE Act
- Mental Health Resource Information
- Student Organizations
IIT's Counseling Center will have a staff psychologist at the Law School on Thursdays throughout the semester. To schedule an appointment, please call (312) 567-7550 or go online here. There is no charge for these counseling services.
The Counseling Center also provides weekly drop-in hours, as part of its Let's Talk program, on Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm, in Rm. 290 at the Law School. Students can speak with a counselor for short appointments up to 20 minutes to address stress, anxiety, relationship problems, or any other concerns. You don’t have to make an appointment, just walk in. Counselors can help students identify resources on and off campus, develop new ways to approach a problem, or simply offer a different perspective.