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Wellness at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

At Northwestern Law, we believe that all students must make their mental health and wellness a priority, and we are committed to helping you do just that. Students are provided with a robust slate of programs, activities, and resources to holistically support their mental health and well-being.

Upcoming Events

Check out the weekly Be Well Newsletter for details about upcoming programming and important reminders. All programming is also listed on the Law School calendar.



Monday, April 10

NU Pantry Drop-In Hours

The NU Pantry is a new initiative designed to address hygiene insecurity amongst members of our community.  Hygiene insecurity occurs when individuals and households are unable to afford critically needed hygiene items for themselves or for their families.  Those who find themselves in need should stop by for anonymous drop-in hours.

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Location: Parrillo Courtroom

Mindfulness Meditation with Professor Cliff Zimmerman

Join Professor Cliff Zimmerman for a quick 30-minute meditation session.

Time: 12:50 – 1:20 PM 

Location: MC 381

Tuesday, April 11

Be Well Run

Run, walk, roll, or stroll along the lake shore with us each week!

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Meet at the Chicago Avenue Doors

Wednesday, April 12

Beyond Resilience:  How to Cultivate a Flourishing Mindset

The world we live in - and our lives - seem to become more complex and uncertain with every passing year, causing us to feel stressed, overwhelmed and burned out physically, mentally, and emotionally.  The military has a term for these conditions – “VUCA” – which stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.  Many have come to accept VUCA as the “new normal” and view it as a by-product of human temperament and technological advancement.  This workshop will help you better understand the science of stress and burnout and share tips, tools and practices to help you move from frazzle to flourishing in a rapidly changing, VUCA world.

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location: RB 175

Productivity and Time Management Workshop

Each week, we get together to study and cross tasks off our list!  This workshop is structured using the pomodoro time management method and includes small breaks and snacks! Please bring something to work on. *$5 Starbucks gift cards will be provided for all who attend!

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM – Set-up at 2:30, Start at 2:45 Sharp

Location: RB 203

Student Mental Health Alliance (SMHA) Wellness Wednesday Chat

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Location: Lowden Hall

Yoga at the Law School with Peggy Kern, 2L

Time: 4:00 – 4:45 PM

Location: Parrillo Courtroom

Thursday, April 13

Be Well Run

Walkers and runners, fast and slow, new, and experienced, distance is up to you – all are welcome to join in getting outside and moving around.

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Meet at the Chicago Avenue Doors

Mindfulness Meditation with Professor Len Riskin 

Join Professor Len Riskin for a 30-minute mindfulness meditation session.

Time: 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Location: Zoom - Check the Be Well newsletter or Law School calendar for the link.

Mindfulness Meditation Recordings

Check out these eleven pre-recorded mindfulness mediation sessions so you can focus on your wellness whenever, wherever. All sessions are guided by Professor Cliff Zimmerman. Simply click on the title of a mindfulness meditation session in the playlist below to listen.