From orientation and registration to exams and graduation, you will have personalized support every step of the way.
In addition to academic assistance, you’ll find resources to aid you in meeting your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs, as well. Read on to find out how SLU LAW can help you thrive during your years as a student — and beyond!
Academic Resource Center
The professors in the Academic Resource Center are dedicated to helping you succeed during law school and in your future legal career.
A Brief Introduction with a Faculty Fellow
Advising and bar preparation
There’s no doubt about it — law school is rigorous. But the ARC is here to see you through. Comprised of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation, the ARC provides resources and assistance from the first day of classes and continues for our alumni through bar prep.
The Academic Resource Center can help with:
- Academic advising
- Study tips and tools
- Exam-taking techniques
- Facilitation of tutoring with upper-division students
- Workshops on creating outlines
- Time management
- Choosing curriculum
- Bar prep, bar prep, bar prep!
ARC Advice: Choosing your curriculum
Inclusion and Diversity Education
Office of Inclusion and Diversity Education
You are welcome here! The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Education coordinates diversity, cross-cultural and inclusion awareness, outreach and retention programs at SLU LAW.
Helmed by alumna Belinda Dantley (’13), the Office also facilitates mentorship opportunities with practicing attorneys, offers guidance to our student organizations, and promotes ways to get involved with local affinity bar groups, such as the Mound City Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis and the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association.
Disability Resource Center
Our law school is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that is responsive to the needs of all our students. The Disability Resource Center aims to lead campus efforts to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and to embrace accessibility as a matter of social justice.
If you would like to request an academic accommodation or discuss accessibility at the School of Law, Heather Stout, our accessibility and wellness coordinator, can provide confidential guidance.
Jenna Scott , J.D., Class of 2018, says,
“Mary Pat (Career Services) is a phenomenal resource, whether you need a mini counseling session or job advice. And Dean Baris and Dean Morse (Student Services) — their doors are always open, they're extremely helpful, they're knowledgeable in what they're doing. It's pretty much a home, a family.”
Led by three seasoned and well connected attorneys, the Office of Career Services provides career counseling to current students and alumni to examine their interests and skills in order to help find the best career fit. Learn more >
The Office of Student Financial Services in the School of Law can assist you before, during and after law school to help you tackle your financial goals and be financially secure in your future. Learn more >
Student Health Center
At the health center located on the main campus, SLUCare physicians provide everything from wellness exams to orthopedic care. Medical services such as lab work, X-rays and physical therapy are also available. Learn more >
Scott Hall has a chapel, where weekly Mass is held for those who wish to attend. SLU’s Department of Campus Ministry offers all students a plethora of resources, including retreats, immersion trips, pastoral conversations, grief support and opportunities for spiritual development.
The law school’s mindfulness program includes a four-week intro class, a weekly mindfulness talk and meditation open to all law students and a five-week Mindfulness for Bar Preparation course taught in May and June.
Recreation and Fitness
As a SLU student, you’re automatically a member of the Simon Recreation Center, located on the main campus. There, you’ll find two floors of state-of-the-art equipment. You also can sign up for fitness classes such as Zumba and spinning, meet with a personal trainer, or swim in the 10,400-square-foot aquatics facility.
Mental Health Resources
Experienced professional counselors are available at the University Counseling Center to assist students with a wide variety of concerns. Law students can access additional mental health support through the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP).
Counseling through MOLAP
The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP) is a professional, confidential, free counseling program for members of the Missouri Bar, their families and law students in Missouri. Through a variety of services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal concerns with mental health, substance use, stress and burnout.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, sessions have been taking place virtually, but during “normal times,” students can meet with the MOLAP director in-person on several dates throughout the semester, as well as access MOLAP services 24/7 via phone.
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Whether you want to pursue a career as a prosecutor, solo practitioner, entrepreneur, corporate attorney, public defender or anything in between, the Office of Career Services will help you succeed.
Work with our Office of Student Financial Services to come up with a financial plan to get you through law school and begin your legal career on solid financial footing.
At SLU LAW, it’s all about connections: to the faculty, the students, the law and your future. Here, you’ll find more than a law school — you’ll find a supportive community where you’ll gain the skills to make a difference in the lives of others.