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Law Student Mental Health Day

Law Student Mental Health Day 2020: FREE Events October 8th, 9th, and 10th

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The ABA is offering free events for Law Student Mental Health Day on October 10th.


Exploring the Intersection Between Racial Justice, Social Activism, and Mental Health (Free Webinar)

Thursday, October 8 | 4:30pm (eastern)

Join the ABA’s Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Law Student Division for a national Zoom Webinar featuring Professor Rhonda Magee, Author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and a new member of the ABA CoLAP. The webinar will include an Introduction by Janet Stearns, Dean of Students, University of Miami School of Law, and Member of the ABA CoLAP as well as Ayat Nizam, Law Student, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Chair, ABA Law Student Division.

Register here for Exploring the Intersection Between Racial Justice, Social Activism, and Mental Health.


Law Student Mental Health Day National Workshop (Free Virtual Program)

Friday, October 9 | 1pm (eastern)  

National Workshop with the ABA Law Student Division, Law School SBA Presidents and ABA Representatives; featuring Jordana Confino, Fordham Law School, author of Where Are We on the Path to Law Student Well-Being (a report of the ABA CoLAP Law School Survey); Janet Stearns (Dean of Students, University of Miami School of Law) and David Jaffe (Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Washington College of Law, American University) to discuss practical strategies that law students can undertake in the year ahead with your law schools, the ABA, and with each state bar board of examiners.

Register here for Law Student Mental Health Day National Workshop.


Social Media Hashtag Campaign

Saturday, October 10 | all day

Join a day of well-being. Each and everyone of us can up our commitment to make the time to move around, whether outdoors or indoors, and stay healthy. Choose your activity, and post a picture using the hashtags #LawStudentWellness and #ABAMentalHealth.


   Free & Confidential Consultations:

Law students (as well as lawyers and judges) in Massachusetts can discuss concerns with a licensed therapist, law practice advisor, or both. Find more on scheduling here.


More Resources

Find more on well-being and mental health in law school here.

Find the American Bar Association’s Mental Health Toolkit here.

CATEGORIES: Law Schools | Law Students | Well-Being

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