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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

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

  • Law School 4000

    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 3208. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, April 26, 2024

  • Law School 4000

    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 3208. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

  • Law School 4000

    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 3208. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Friday, May 03, 2024

  • Law School 4000

    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 3208. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at rachel.mwombela@duke.edu for more information.

Past Events

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    PILF is holding its fifth annual Race Judicata 5K run/walk on the Al Buehler Trail! This event raises funding to support PILF's mission and enables Duke Law students to work in unpaid public interest positions by providing summer grants. Join us for food, fun, and prizes! Register online at active.com (search Duke Law Race Judicata), at one of our tabling sessions, or the day of the race. Registration is $20 before September 29, $25 the day of the race. Registration begins at 9:30 am on September 29.

  • Law School 3rd Floor Loggia

    As part of our Wellness at Duke Law program, Professor Barak Richman will be joining students in an informal basketball game at Card Gym. Please meet in the 3rd floor Loggia at 2:30pm to walk over to Card Gym together. For more information about this and other Wellness at Duke Law programs. Please sign up in OSA if you are interested in attending. For more information contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu

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    Take time out of your busy week and relax with Duke Law! Join your fellow law students in a private yoga class, located in room 110A in Wilson Rec Center. Please bring your Duke ID. Meet in the 3rd Floor Loggia at 1pm to walk over to Wilson Rec Center together. Please sign up in OSA if you are interested in attending. Contact Sarah Battersby at sarah.battersby@law.duke.edu with questions.

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    Take time to relax with Duke Law! Join Professor Tom Metzloff in a tour of Duke Gardens. Meet in the 3rd Floor Loggia at 12:30pm to travel to Duke Gardens. Please sign up in OSA if you are interested in attending. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School 3043

    Do you know who you can see on campus when you're feeling sick? Do you know 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. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    The Art of Living Foundation --a volunteer-based, humanitarian and educational non-governmental organization (NGO) invites the Duke Law Community to join the Success Without Stress Workshop, hosted by instructor Ananth Shankar. This is an internationally acclaimed seminar based on innovative breathing techniques that can reduce stress and heighten mental clarity and awareness. The seminar integrates modern methods with ancient wisdom to help individuals lead a more fulfilling and productive life. The techniques and processes introduced during the seminar are easy to learn and practice, improving human performance in the workplace, creating a greater sense of commitment and team unity, improved relationships, and enhancing overall quality of life. Please note this session is open for people with any or no experience of yoga or breathing exercises or meditation. Admission is FREE. Please come on light stomach. For more information, please contact Marina Dandois at marinadandois@gmail.com.

  • Law School 3041

    Successful financial management while in law school and beyond may be difficult. Join us for a discussion with a Duke Credit Union financial planner to talk about ways to create and build a successful financial management plan. She will talk about creating a budget, the importance of budgeting, loan repayment, the importance of credit, and even provide information about managing finances for those who want to buy a house. This panel discussion is being held as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    Students are invited to gather together and dust off the board game skills or card playing skills you developed before law school and join OSA for a fun game day lunchtime party. Sponsored as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. For more information, contact Office of Student Affairs at student_affairs@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Marcy's Garden

    The companionship of a pet has been shown to reduce stress and increase happiness in those who own them. Students, faculty, and staff who are interested in learning more about pet adoption, or who are in search of a new furry companion, are invited to meet some pets from the Independent Animal Rescue as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. Pets will be available to adopt for those interested in doing so. Otherwise, information will be available about future adoptions, and staff will be able to answer your questions about the responsibilities of pet ownership. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact Cerretta Amos at cerretta.amos@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School Star Commons

    Students are invited to gather and create hand-crafted Valentines for that special someone. Members of Off the Record, Duke Law's a Capella group, will sing special love songs while students make cards and other mementos. Paper, pens, and other embellishments will be provided. You just provide the creativity! Drop your card or note in the student mail folders when you are finished. Sponsored as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. For more information, contact Cerretta Amos at cerretta.amos@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4047

    Balancing the demands of Law School with personal relationships can be challenging. Join members of Parents Attending Law School (PALS) and the Association of Law Students and their Significant Others (ALSSO) to talk about ways that students can make time for their significant others and families while also achieving academic success and balance. This panel discussion is being held as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Cerretta Amos at cerretta.amos@law.duke.edu.

  • Law School 4040

    For Facutly and Staff Only, 11:15am - 4pm. This is a free, confidential health assessment. Spend approximately 30 minutes with a LIVE FOR LIFE nurse and discover all the positive health habits you have...plus develop strategies for those you may want to change. HealthCheck measures your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose (if at risk), weight, and body mass index. A computerized report provides feedback on your current health measures and health practices. A nurse will help you get started on small changes to improve your health. Duke employees eligible for health care benefits may participate annually on work time. Call (919) 684-3136, option 1 to schedule an appointment at this mobile location or contact our office to set up an appointment. For more information, contact Mary Wilson at Mary.B.Wilson@duke.edu.

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    Students are encouraged to participate in a friendly game of basketball with Professors Barak Richman and Guy-Uriel Charles at the Card Gym as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesday series. Please meet at the third-floor reception desk at 3:30 p.m. to walk over to the gym together for a game start time of 4 p.m. Water will be provided. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office.

  • Law School Blue Lounge

    The Office of Student Affairs would like to welcome back all students and to encourage a successful start to the new semester and the New Year! The office would like to encourage all students to think about setting goals for health and academic success this year. To inspire you, OSA has posted blank posters along the walls of the Blue Lounge for you to share your resolutions. (We've already shared our resolutions!) The boards will stay up throughout January, so feel free to share your goals and resolutions to motivate yourself and inspire others. Sponsored as part of the ongoing Wellness Wednesdays series.