The demands of law school can place stress on individuals, relationships, and work and academic performance. Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides counseling services, assessments, and referrals for students when appropriate. Discussions are confidential; the counselor will not report your use of the services to the law school unless specifically permitted by the student in writing. (State/Federal confidentiality-exemptions apply. For clarification, please ask your counselor.) Areas of conversation can be reflective of personal concerns as well as those of an academic nature. Students use Counseling Services for normal life concerns as well as feeling of crisis. The counselors are experienced and licensed professionals, not otherwise connected with the law school.
Initial consultations are always free. As a result of the uncertain times associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitchell Hamline is waiving any copay for counseling services until further notice. During this time, counseling expenses will be covered by Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Counseling Services is designed to provide short term counseling. If longer-term services are required, your MHSL counselor will refer you to providers in the community for ongoing care.
Hours of Operation
Counseling is available a variety of days and times. If you would like to speak to a counselor, you may schedule by clicking the Make an appointment button. If the counseling times offered are not workable for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for possible alternatives.
For students outside of Minnesota: different states may have different laws regarding tele-counseling across state boundaries. When you speak to your counselor, please inform them where you are located so such laws can be confirmed. If your state does not permit out-of-state tele-counseling, your counselor can discuss options for referrals.
Counseling Services does not provide emergency services. If you have a mental health emergency or need immediate assistance for a peer, call Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) 24-hour hotline at 651-646-5590. You may also go to your local Emergency Room. In Ramsey County you may call 651-266-7900. In Hennepin County you may call 612-596-1223. The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline can be reached by dialing 988.
Email contact is not to be used for emergency services.
- Stress-related problems
- Academic-related problems
- Life transition issues
- Relationship or family problems
Educational services and offerings:
- Test-anxiety assistance
- Performance anxiety assistance