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School of Law

Health & Wellness

Empower students to discover and lead a vibrant, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. The Office of Student Affairs strives to provide various types of support to address the multidimensional aspect of connecting the body and brain.


Emotional awareness is one's ability to express and manage feelings. It is important to know and accept personal limitations while being open to development. Being able to have a positive outlook on life stems from being accountable for self-acceptance.

USC School of Law offers:

  • Access to USC Counseling & Psychiatry Services. There are a variety of confidential services provided including individual/couples counseling, group counseling, psychiatric services, and suicide prevention services.
  • Access to Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP)
  • Campus Recreation provide group classes such as Yoga and Dance Fitness.
  • During midterms and exam time, you can find Mindful Coloring in the Law Library. This year it will begin on September 26, 2016.
  • Puppies have been shown to alleviate stress which is on the rise during exam time. The Office of Student Affairs bring puppies to the law school to promote overall emotional well-being.
  • Personal attention with members of the Office of Student Affairs. If you are a looking for a safe space to talk, receive advice, or take a breather, we encourage you to visit us.


For many, law school is a significant investment financially which can be stressor and can lead to a change in life-style. Knowing how to manage budgets initially is highly recommended to avoid being overwhelmed later. It is important to know how to plan for the present and future especially with educational debt.

USC School of Law offers:

  • One-on-one counseling with Beth Padgett from Lawyers Helping Lawyers at the law school. The scheduled days and time will be provided by the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Individualized attention with Dean Susan Palmer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Dean Palmer welcomes students that have questions regarding financial aid and tuition.
  • A variety of scholarships being posted throughout the year on the Student Affairs website.
  • Writing competitions with monetary awards. The specifics for each competition is placed on the Student Affairs website throughout the year.


There aren't enough hours in the day sums up the overall feeling of a law student. When factoring in classes, study sessions, and work schedules, it is easy to deprioritize physical fitness. It is important to realize physical fitness is achieved with a balanced diet and sufficient sleep. By making time to eat healthy, exercise, and get enough sleep you are able to function efficiently and succeed.

USC School of Law offers:

  • Running Groups lead by students and staff. There are three different levels offered: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Stayed tuned for running schedules for the Fall 2016 term! The Office of Student Affairs will be releasing schedules online.
  • Intramural Soccer groups
  • Various student organizations organizing physical activity themed benefits.
  • WIL to RUN 2016
  • Joint Journal Kickball Tournament
  • Access to the world class Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center.


There is a strong connection between ones' social environment and overall health. It is important to create friendships, take time to enjoy activities with a friend, and find a support system while in law school. The sense of belonging will enrich your life and improve one's response to stressors in life.

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