Wellness Resources for Students: University of Miami

The Dean of Students is available to all students to address personal, academic, and professional issues that develop during their law school career. Law school is difficult and at times very stressful, as is the practice of law. Students are encouraged to reach out with any concerns.  First and foremost, Miami Law's priority is assisting students to access the resources they need to reach their full potential as students and future members of the legal profession.

University of Miami Wellness Resources for Students


ZIKA Information
School of Law Disability Services, 305-284-9907
Wellness Center & Intramural Sports, 305-284-8500
Student Health Center, 305-284-9100
UM Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education, 305-284-6120
UM Police Campus Safety Initiatives, 305-284-6666
Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.),
Smart Living Apps
UM Pool
Dining Services


Academic Achievement Program, 305-284-2281


Counseling Center, 305-284-5511 (walk-in hours available)
Mindfulness in Law Program, 305-284-5527
Mindful Spaces
Restful Space (located on 1st floor of law library B106 on map)
Dean of Students Office, 305-284-4551
Student Development Program
  Amy Perez (aperez@law.miami.edu / 305-284-1880)
  Vanessa Kuljis (vkuljis@law.miami.edu / 305-284-1605)


Financial Aid, 305-284-3115


Religious Organizations at the University,


School of Law Career Development Office,


School of Law Events Calendar
Student Organizations



The University of Miami offers a free, completely anonymous self-screening tool to all of our students. This is intended to help you determine whether you might benefit from additional assistance or support from a mental health professional. Only you see the results, and then you decide if you would like to speak with someone at the University of Miami’s Counseling Center or an off-campus professional.

‘Canes Care for ‘Canes Online Referral System

The ’Canes Care for ’Canes online referral system allows students to report concerns they may have about fellow ’Canes anonymously.

Key National Referral Services

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), National, Toll-Free, 24 Hours
Dave Nee Foundation, 646-801-7392
Law Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Chemical Dependency and Self-Help Sites

Addition Recovery Resources for Professionals, 540-815-4214
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 212-870-3400
American Medical Association, 800-621-8335
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), 240-276-1660
Cocaine Anonymous (CA), 310-559-5833
CODA Drug Abuse Hotlines, 1-877-446-9087

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), 213-488-4455
Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), 913-991-2703
International Lawyers in A.A. (ILAA), 944-566-9040
Marijuana Anonymous (MA), 800-766-6779
Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 818-773-9999
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information(SAMHSA), 1-877-SAMHSA (726-4727)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 301-443-1124
Nicotine Anonymous (NA), 415-750-0328

Substance Abuse Centers in Florida

Compulsive Gambling

Debtors Anonymous (DA), 781-453-2743
Gamblers Anonymous (GA), 213-386-8789

Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa & Associated (Eating) Disorders (ANAD), 630-577-1330
Overeaters Anonymous (OA), 505-891-2664

Family Support

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), 562-595-7831
Al-Anon/Alateen, 757-563-1600
Nar-Anon Family Groups, 310-534-8188
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA), 888-444-2359
Co-Dependents of Sex Addicts (COSA), 763-537-6904

Mental Health Sites

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), 240-485-1001
Journal of General Psychiatry (JAMA), 1-800-262-2350
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(CHADD), 1-800-233-4050
Depression and Bipolor Support Alliance (DBSA), 800-826-3632
Lawyers with Depression
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 800-950-6264
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1-866-615-6464
National Mental Health Association (NMHA), 703-684-7722

Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA), 800-477-8191
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), 210-828-7900
Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) 615-370-6062

Key Community Resources

Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc.

This non-profit corporation formed in response to the Florida Supreme Court’s mandate that assistance be available to Florida Bar members who suffer from substance abuse, mental health or other disorders which negatively affect their lives and careers. FLA-LAP is independent of the Florida Bar. Law students can access these confidential resources by calling 800-282-8981, 24 hours a day, or emailing mail@fla-lap.org.

For an introduction to Florida Lawyers Assistance, watch this short video.
Florida Lawyer Assistance Program, 1-800-282-8981
Florida Lawyer Assistance Program: Law School Students           

For Lawyers Assistance Programs in other states, please see

American Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP): The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs offers resources for handling alcoholism, chemical dependencies, stress, depression and other emotional health issues.  They also maintain a confidential listerv for recovering law students. 

Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center 305-585-RAPE (7273)

Jackson Health System is dedicated to serving children, adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault. Through the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center, services are provided at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson South Community Hospital to victims and non-offending family members and relatives of the victims. The center provides comprehensive quality medical treatment and crisis counseling by a team of doctors, nurses and therapists all sensitively trained to work with rape victims. All services are at no cost and are completely confidential regardless of police involvement.

Select Media Resources and Guidance

‘Shatter the Stigma’ is raising awareness of mental illness, featuring UM Law graduate Harley Tropin, Local 10 News (October, 2015)

Shedding stigma to stop suicides on college campuses (CNN, September, 2015)

The bridge between suicide and life, Ted Talk

 A tale of mental illness – from the inside, featuring USC Law Professor Elyn Saks, Ted Talk

Lawyers who self-medicate to deal with stress sometimes steal from those they vowed to protect, ABA Journal (March, 2015) (with great list of resources)

Why are lawyers killing themselves? (CNN, January, 2014)

Trainer advocates mindfulness for law students (USM Free Press, April, 2016)

Making a case for mindfulness and law student wellness - featuring UM Law Professor Scott Rogers, ABA for Law Students

Making the Grade with Growth Mindsets, ABA Law Student Division (April, 2016)



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Financial Aid


​AskUs - Reach out with any questions, concerns, or ideas:
Phone: 305-284-8616
When not on The Bricks or in the Student Lounge, students will find the AskUs team in A212A.

Dean of Students - Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law
E-mail: jstearns@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4551
Location: Suite A-212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

Student Services

Click here for a full listing of all Miami Law departments and their contact information that are here to assist students.