Health & Wellness

We realize that being a law student can be challenging and, at times, daunting. The Dean for Students Office at Boston College Law School is committed to offering our students the support and assistance they need. Several resources are available to students in need of counseling or academic support.


Counseling & Support Services

  • Boston College University Counseling Services provides confidential, individualized counseling and psychotherapy services for students. Many law students have seen counselors at this clinic, and the staff is very knowledgable about the pressures law students face. A student's use of the service, as well as any information shared by students with the staff members, are held in confidence. Students may schedule an appointment by calling 617-552-3310 or by visiting any of the three Counseling Services Offices: Gasson Hall room 108, Fulton Hall room 254, or Campion Hall room 301. If an emergency occurs when offices are closed, call 617-552-3227.
  • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. is a confidential counseling and referral resource for lawyers and current law students. They offer help for alcohol and drug abuse, stress, depression, work, family, marital issues, mental health and other personal issues.
  • The Danielsen Institute (185 Bay State Road; 617-353-3047) provides confidential counseling for individuals, couples, partners, families and groups. They have a sliding scale fee structure.
  • Maris Abbene, Associate Dean of Students (617-552-4348, can also provide assistance in contracting private counseling services.

Physical Well-Being

While in law school, maintaining your physical health and well-being can be just as important as caring for your mind. There are many ways in which law students can take a break from academics and get active.

  • Law students can purchase a membership to the Flynn Recreation Complex, also known as the Plex, located on the Chestnut Hill campus. The membership also provides access to the Quonset Hut, a smaller facility located on the Newton Campus.

Therapy Dogs

During the fall and spring exam periods, law students have the chance to spend time with therapy dogs in the Law Library. This can be a great way to take a break and reduce stress during exams.

Therapy Dogs