Health and Wellness
At the University of Tennessee College of Law, we are committed to creating a community that promotes and supports wellness and well-being. We believe taking care of yourself goes beyond proper nutrition and exercise—it includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
With our commitment to help you maintain your health and wellness, we offer assistance in a number of ways, including: through our in-house clinical therapist; through yoga and meditation led by faculty and staff; through social events hosted by our student organizations; and in workshops on self care, time management and more offered by our career services team.
Beyond the College of Law, the university offers assistance in a number of ways to support your general health, well-being and wellness.
Health and wellness are multifaceted concepts influenced by your background, life experiences and identities.
We encourage all members of our community to broadly consider these eight dimensions of wellness – emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational and social – and to give attention to each dimension to find a personal balance that is authentic to you.
Stress-relieving activities during the school year
Student Bar Association activities
Law students seeking confidential counseling should first complete this form for the university’s Counselor Training Clinic. Someone from the Counselor Training Clinic will first conduct a short intake meeting with you and then direct you to the counselor to schedule an appointment. Contact Dean Saez Tatman, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the process or difficulty navigating the intake process.
Additional campus resources are available through:
The College of Law is a partner in an initiative of the American Bar Association’s national Mental Health Day. The annual program spotlights the critical importance of our own well-being and offers specific strategies to safeguard student well-being while in law school and through the transition to the real world of law practice.
Find a variety of ABA resources via these links:
Law Student Division Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Toolkit
Essential Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Survey of Law Student Well-Being
National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
Bazelon Center: Bar Exam Resources for Law Students and Graduates (Character and Fitness)
Well-Being Template for Legal Employers
Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers
The Anti-Stigma Campaign
ABA Law Assistance Programs