Counseling and Support

Life does not stop during law school. Balancing a rigorous academic schedule, extracurricular activities, and one's personal life can be overwhelming at times. Some issues that might arise include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety or fear of being called on in class (which affects class attendance)
  • Problems related to alcohol or drug use
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Family issues, such as an ill parent or child
  • Juggling school and one's personal or family life
  • Concern about the impact of a prior problem on possible bar admission
  • Uncertainty about whether law school is the right choice for you
  • Issues related to grades and academic performance
  • Disrupted sleep or eating

Fortunately, Boston University and the Boston area provide several resources that can help: