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Thriving in Law School: Get Help

Resources to help manage stress, find help and succeed in law school.

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.

Emergency Contacts

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

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO 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

Suicide Prevention

BeThe1To Sucide Prevention Practices

5 Signs Someone Needs Help

Know the Five Signs

Drake Contacts

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

Confidential Counseling in the Law School

Make an appointment to meet a counselor in the Law School for one hour by calling 515-471-2357 (Employee and Family Resources (EFR)). Appointments available Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fall dates: Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

Note: Each law student may have six sessions during the academic year. EFR will only provide the law school general statistics on use.

24-Hour Counseling Hotline

Call 515-244-6090 anytime to talk with a licensed clinician.

General Academic Support


Research, Writing, and Speaking

Bar Exam Registration and Career Guidance


Counseling Options Beyond Drake

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:

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