The Dean of Students is available to all students to address personal, academic, and professional issues that develop during their law school career. Law school is difficult and at times very stressful, as is the practice of law. Students are encouraged to reach out with any concerns. First and foremost, Miami Law's priority is assisting students to access the resources they need to reach their full potential as students and future members of the legal profession.
University of Miami Wellness Resources for Students
Academic Achievement Program, 305-284-2281
Counseling Center, 305-284-5511 (walk-in hours available)
Financial Aid, 305-284-3115
Religious Organizations at the University,
School of Law Career Development Office,
The University of Miami offers a free, completely anonymous self-screening tool to all of our students. This is intended to help you determine whether you might benefit from additional assistance or support from a mental health professional. Only you see the results, and then you decide if you would like to speak with someone at the University of Miami’s Counseling Center or an off-campus professional.
‘Canes Care for ‘Canes Online Referral System
The ’Canes Care for ’Canes online referral system allows students to report concerns they may have about fellow ’Canes anonymously.
Key National Referral Services
Chemical Dependency and Self-Help Sites
Addition Recovery Resources for Professionals, 540-815-4214
Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), 213-488-4455
Anorexia Nervosa & Associated (Eating) Disorders (ANAD), 630-577-1330
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), 562-595-7831
Mental Health Sites
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), 240-485-1001
Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Key Community Resources
Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc.
This non-profit corporation formed in response to the Florida Supreme Court’s mandate that assistance be available to Florida Bar members who suffer from substance abuse, mental health or other disorders which negatively affect their lives and careers. FLA-LAP is independent of the Florida Bar. Law students can access these confidential resources by calling 800-282-8981, 24 hours a day, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an introduction to Florida Lawyers Assistance, watch this short video.
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American Bar Association Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP): The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs offers resources for handling alcoholism, chemical dependencies, stress, depression and other emotional health issues. They also maintain a confidential listerv for recovering law students.
Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center 305-585-RAPE (7273)
Jackson Health System is dedicated to serving children, adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault. Through the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center, services are provided at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Jackson South Community Hospital to victims and non-offending family members and relatives of the victims. The center provides comprehensive quality medical treatment and crisis counseling by a team of doctors, nurses and therapists all sensitively trained to work with rape victims. All services are at no cost and are completely confidential regardless of police involvement.
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