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Library Resources for Stanford Law School Students

Stanford Law School Resources

The law school has partnered with Counseling & Psychological Services ("CAPS") to offer on-site counseling to law students.  Although students are welcome to meet with any CAPS therapist, Dr. Sonia Amin is the law school's embedded CAPS therapist who understands the unique challenges law students face.  You can schedule an appointment through the Vaden Health Portal or by calling (650) 723-3785.  

Wellness @ SLS (Office of Student Affairs) also provides additional resources. 

Stanford University Resources

Counseling & Psychological Services ("CAPS") mental health services are still available to students.  Any student who has not been seen at CAPS previously can call 650-723-3785 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST) Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment with a CAPS counselor.  Students who have been seen at CAPS previously can send their provider a secure message through the Vaden Student Portal or call CAPS to reconnect with their provider.

Vaden Health Center provides holistic information on how to stay well, how to stay informed, and how to stay connected to health representatives in these times.

Stanford Health Alerts provides important updates about infectious diseases, travel warnings, and other public health issues, including the university’s operations and policies in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Remember that you can contact CAPS 24 hours a day for urgent support at 650-723-3785.*

Other Resources

Law school is tough.  Take some time to look after your health both physically and mentally.

  • Get up away from the desk regularly.  With classes all online, it can be easy to spend all day sitting in front of a computer.  Remind yourself to stand up and stretch every hour or so.  Walk around outside or carve out a few minutes for exercise.  A lot of gyms and exercise apps are providing free guided exercises at this time for an at home "work-in."
  • Try a meditation or mindfulness exercise.  Meditation can help you reduce stress, maintain a sense of calm, and sort through your thoughts and feelings at the moment.  Some resources that can provide guided exercises include:
  • Do something that makes you happy.  Step away from everything for a while and just have fun.  Power through your Netflix queue, cuddle with your pets, play videogames, bake some cookies, or pick up a new hobby.  The Study Break! page of this guide has some suggestions if you can't decide!
  • Maintain structure as much as possible.  Establish a new routine and try your best to stick with it.  Identify time for studies, work, phone calls, exercise, leisure, etc., and keep your schedule consistent day to day.  However, disruptions are inevitable.  Every day is an adjustment, so embrace change as it comes as well.
  • Communicate regularly with family and friends.  If and when you feel comfortable, share how you are feeling with others, via phone or video call.  Feel encouraged to communicate your needs or offer your support to others.  It is critical to build a healthy support system around you.  In the time of social distancing, try distant socializing.
  • Indoor and/or Outdoor Physical Activity.  Make use of the space available around you to stretch, sweat, and push yourself physically.  This can be yoga in your living room or a run around the block.