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 schooll.
The initial consultation is free. A $25 fee is charged for each subsequent visit. The remaining expense is covered by Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In the case of financial hardship, a lower rate may be arranged.
Number of Sessions
The school allows a maximum of 10 counseling sessions throughout the law school years. If more 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 on an available appointment through the Counseling Services webpage.
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.
Email contact is not to be used for emergency services.
- Stress-related problems
- Academic-related problems
- Life transition issues
- Relationship or family problems
*Maximum of 10 sessions throughout your law school years