The week of October 4 - 10 has been designated 'Law Student Mental Health Week' by the ABA Law Student Division and the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs. The ABA has scheduled several important events and learning opportunities to encourage law students to make mental health a wellness a priority as they prepare for their career. Students can visit the ABA website at https://abaforlawstudents.com/event/2021-mental-health-week/ for more information.
In addition to the events scheduled by the ABA, Baylor Law has scheduled several Baylor-specific events for students as well:
“We are excited to promote Wellness Week in conjunction with the ABA Law Student Mental Health Week,” stated Professor of Law Bridget Fuselier. “Mental health issues are prevalent in the legal profession. Lawyers and law students are often afraid to ask for help. At Baylor Law, we’re trying to change that thinking and break the stigma associated with talking about mental health and seeking care as needed.”
All the events scheduled at Baylor Law for Wellness Week 2021 are free.
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