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Health & Wellness

At the School of Law, students can find a variety of services that will meet their needs.

Below are several resources to help you cope with the stress of going to law school.

Student Health Services

If you need to see a doctor or nurse for medical care, start by making an appointment with Student Health Services.

Wellness at the Law School

The UB School of Law is committed to promoting well-being among its students, and it offers a variety of resources to help students navigate the challenges of law school. Our Office of Student Affairs (OSA) team is here to help when you need advice, guidance, referrals or general support. Feel free to reach out to any one of us. A key resource available to students who need individual mental health support is our in-house counselor, Thom Neill. Mr. Neill is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience and a particular understanding of the stressors faced by law students. In addition, we also collaborate with the University’s Counseling Office for a broader counseling network.

The Office of Student Affairs also works with students to build a positive community of belonging and connection. Our team provides programming focused on equipping our JD and graduate students with tools and strategies to maintain different pillars of well-being. These programs cover a wide range of topics, including stress management, building connections, financial and career preparation, mindfulness, and self-care. Whether you are managing academic pressures, personal issues, or simply looking for ways to improve your overall well-being, the OSA Team is here to support you every step of the way! 

Fall Into Wellness

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Fall into Wellness, is a series of events along with self-guided resources to support students on their journey towards emotional, physical, and professional well-being.  Events will take place during the Fall semester, including Wellness Wednesday every week.

Wellness Week

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During the final week of each semester, we hope to provide you with a myriad of skills, motivation, and social support, to remind you that sustaining healthy behaviors are beneficial and important as law school can be stressful, not only during exams, but through the year.

12 Weeks of Wellness

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The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) has launched a 12 Weeks of Wellness program to encourage action and innovation that will improve students' emotional and physical well-being. Each week during the Spring semester features a new topic with corresponding events. 

There is a strong connection between your well-being and academic success. With intentional emphasis on health promotion; emotional and mental support and the delivery of high-quality medical services, we help foster a vibrant and healthy campus community.