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.
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 email@example.com
, call (631) 761-7050 or visit the Office of Student Services (Room 302).
Jennifer Snow, L.C.S.W., Psychotherapist is a professional counselor who visits the Law Center regularly while classes are in session and is available to meet with students on a confidential basis, by appointment, free of charge. Appointments can be made directly through her office at (516) 635-2117 or (516) 802-2195.
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 and for a list of the SHS Assistants, click on the following links: Brochure
, and SHS Assistants
. You may also visit the Students Helping Students Program TWEN page for additional information and resources.
Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) Student Representative
Bryan Bryks (2L FT) is available to speak with students either in person or over the phone. To make an appointment, send an email to Bryan-Bryks@tourolaw.edu
. LAP is a free, confidential assistance program established for the sole purpose of helping Lawyers, Judges, Law Students and their families who are affected by alcohol and substance abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, gambling, work-life balance and other quality of life issues. See below for more information regarding the LAP program.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Touro Law Center opened a center to provide referrals, assistance and legal advice for residents and small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Touro Law Center - Hurricane Emergency Assistance and Referral Team (TLC-HEART) . The public can call the center at (631) 761-7198 and email email@example.com
to receive assistance from disaster-relief trained students and attorneys who will match resident concerns with referrals to federal, state and local government agencies and private groups offering storm-related assistance. For more information, click here
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.
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.
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 is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.
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.
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.