Law School is tough, and life can throw you curves. It can be easier if you make use of the resources available to you. Some key contacts are available on this page. If you don't know where to start, try contacting Erin Lee-Schneider, Assistant Dean for Student Services (515-271-2948). Remember, we're here to help you succeed.
911 - Get immediate assistance from the police, the fire department or an ambulance.
Drake Public Safety: 515-271-2222 or on a campus phone 811
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 and get a response from a counselor
Violence Intervention Partners: 515-512-2972 - 24/7 peer advocacy for sexual assault, harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking
Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services: 515-286-3600 - for victims of crime, includes 24-hour crisis hotline
The Drake Law Women have an emergency fund to help students with unexpected financial need. This is not a gender specific fund. The Emergency Fund application process is an anonymous process, so when a student needs an emergency grant, they must complete an application and turn it in to Emily Flemming in Cartwright Room 128. Applications are available on Drake Law Women's TWEN page.
Remember: All faculty and staff members are here to support you and can refer you to the most appropriate Drake contact to address your needs.
All Law School Contacts
Counseling and Health
General Academic Support
Research, Writing, and Speaking
Bar Exam Registration, Career Guidance & Interview Attire
In addition to the University Counseling Center, other local options for counseling include two law-specific options open to law students as well as lawyers:
In addition, more general local counseling options include: