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Student Support Services

Touro Law Center is student-centered and dedicated to the health and wellness of its community. 
 
All law students experience stress to one degree or another. The Law Center has resources available for student counseling and mental health assistance. All conversations are confidential.                                                    
 

On-Campus Resources

Charlotte Taylor, Assistant Dean of Student Services, is available for informal, confidential counseling regarding stress management as the result of law school or non-law-school issues, bereavement, and crisis intervention. To make an appointment, email studentservices@tourolaw.edu, call (631) 761-7050 or visit the Office of Student Services (Room 302).
 

 
Students Helping Students (SHS) program is a student-centered program that was started in 2010. The SHS program’s mission is two-part: first, to serve as a source of comfort, guidance, and referral for fellow students no matter what their concerns or issues might be; and second, to compassionately and competently assist their peers who are at risk or in the throes of mental health problems.  For more information, click on the following link: Brochure. You may also visit the Students Helping Students Program TWEN page for additional information and resources.
 
 
 
 
Faculty Advisors are also available to meet with students.  If you are unsure who your faculty advisor is, please contact the Office of Student Services at (631) 761-7050 or studentservices@tourolaw.edu.
  
 

Off-Campus Resources

 
In addition to the internal resources that Touro Law Center offers, the following are also extremely helpful and confidential!  Please click on the links below for more information.
 
Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP)
LAP provides education and confidential assistance to lawyers, judges, law school students, and immediate family members who are affected by the problem of substance abuse, stress, depression or other mental health issues.  Its goal is to assist in the prevention, early identification and intervention of problems that can affect professional conduct and quality of life. See above for the Student LAP Representative's information.

Dave Nee Foundation
The foundation is a non-profit corporation with a mission to fight depression and prevent suicide by promoting and encouraging the diagnosis and treatment of depression among adolescents, young adults and law students.

LawLifeline
LawLifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.
 
Lawyers with Depression
Dan Lukasik created Lawyerwithdepression.com, the first website and blog of its kind in the country, to help law students, lawyers and judges cope with and heal from depression.   He is a managing partner at the law firm of Bernhardi Lukasik PLLC in Buffalo and is listed in the publications The Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers and The Buffalo Law Journal’sWho’s Who in Law as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Buffalo. 
 
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS)
VIBS assists the survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault; to prevent the incidence of these crimes through education and services; and to raise community awareness of the need for justice and compassion for victims.