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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. 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

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (National Suicide Prevention Hotline): 988 

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

Suicide Prevention

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Other Mental Health Resources

Drake Law Women Emergency Fund

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.

More 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

Appointments with Designated Law School Counselor, Sydnee Feuerhelm

Source: Drake Law School

General Academic Support


Research, Writing, and Speaking

Bar Exam Registration, Career Guidance & Interview Attire


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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