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Duke Law Wellness is an ongoing series of events focused on promoting overall health and wellness for students to encourage personal and academic success throughout their time in law school and in their legal careers.

We will be adding weekly events to this page throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Monday, February 13, 2023

  • Law School 4055

    One of the cruelest voices we hear can be the one that is in our own heads. Despite often hearing that we should be hard on ourselves to succeed, research shows that self-criticism prevents us from overcoming setbacks and achieving our goals. This session will demonstrate robust evidence for, and opportunities to practice, a different internal voice - one of self-compassion. Presented by Dr. Carrie Adair, Assistant Director of Research at the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality and sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information. Register here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_77mHQnBGCO0KlcG

Monday, April 24, 2023

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing chair massage! Sign up for a time slot in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing chair massage! Sign up for a time slot in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Monday, May 01, 2023

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing chair massage! Sign up for a time slot in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Take a break from studying for exams with a relaxing chair massage! Sign up for a time slot in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 2007. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Past Events

  • Law School 4044

    Towanda Garner, the Piedmont Lawyer Assistance Program Coordinator with the N.C. Lawyer Assistance Program, will talk with students about recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression in themselves and others. She will also talk about steps students can take and finding resources for help. This talk is a part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesdays series. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Do you know who you can see on campus when you're feeling sick? Do you know exactly what your student health insurance covers? Jean Hanson, the associate director for clinical services at Student Health, will provide an overview of Student Health services and answer your questions about resources available to students. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    The Office of Student Affairs will be showing "It's Kind of a Funny Story," starring Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist, as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. The movie tells the story of a young, high-school student who gets a new start and discovers some valuable things about himself after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. Students are invited to take a break to watch the movie and reflect on its themes. Popcorn will be served! For more information, please contact Maria Magher at magher@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Dr. Janet Hortin, the medical director of the Duke Student Health Center, will discuss effective ways to manage stress for personal growth and academic success. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 3041

    Upper-class students will share their tips for success in law school, including effective study habits, scheduling tips that work, and ways to balance work and family life. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Get a stress relief massage during exams. Stop by the Office of Student Affairs (Room 2007) to sign-up ahead of time. Priority given to students; walk-ups also welcome. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Get a stress relief massage during exams. Stop by the Office of Student Affairs (Room 2007) to sign-up ahead of time. Priority given to students; walk-ups also welcome. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

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    Duke Law's Race Judicata 5k is run around the beautiful Al Beuhler Trail and proceeds go to Duke Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) to support students pursuing public summer public interest opportunities. The race starts at 10:00am and same-day registration is available starting at 8:30. The race will start at the gravel lot next to the Al Buehler Trail and will end near the front entrance to the law school, where there will be food, drinks, music, prizes and fun! For more information, please contact Reed Lyon at rkl@duke.edu.

  • Law School 3037

    Join Duke Law's newest student organization for an introductory informational meeting on Monday, October 18th. The Student Wellness Coalition aims to promote overall student wellness through mental and physical health programming throughout the school year. Come learn about the SWC's goals, planned activities, and ways to get involved (including executive board positions)! For more information, please contact Daniela Juvani at daniela.juvani@duke.edu.

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    Come support the Duke University School of Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) by running or walking 3.1 miles on the gently rolling Al Buehler Trail (around the perimeter of the Washington Duke Inn). Dogs are welcome. This festive event will feature music, food and prizes. PILF's mission is to enable Duke Law students to work unpaid summer positions in public interest law by providing financial support. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.; Race starts at 10:00 a.m. To register early, contact Natasha.Alladina@law.duke.edu, or search for "Duke Law Race Judicata" at www.active.com.

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    Support Duke Law's Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) by running or walking 3.1 miles on the gently rolling Al Buehler trail (around the perimeter of the Washington Duke Inn). Race begins at 8:30 AM. Event to include live music, food, a raffle, and prizes for top finishers in age/gender and specialty divisions. Sponsored by the Duke University School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information, contact Gregory Dixon at gregory.dixon@law.duke.edu.