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SLU LAW is committed to providing a supportive atmosphere where students can address their wellness needs.

SLU LAW Wellness Resource List for 2022

Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program (MOLAP)

MOLAP logoThe Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program (MOLAP) is a professional, confidential 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. All MOLAP services are free of charge.

Spring 2023 MOLAP Visit Schedule
MOLAP Director Anne Chambers, LCSW, will be available for in-person meetings from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 1050C (Alumni & Dev Suite) at Scott Hall during the following dates:

Thursday, Jan. 19
Thursday, Feb. 23
Thursday, March 23
Thursday, April 20

In addition to MOLAP, counseling services are available to all SLU students through the University Counseling Center, located in Wuller Hall.

The following video is an informational session with Director of MOLAP, Anne Chambers. Here, she answers questions about the program and her role.


Mindfulness Program

Learn About the Mindfulness Program and View Mindfulness Recordings

Spring 2022 Schedule
Mindfulness for Law Students will take place every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. both in person in Scott Hall's Mindfulness Center (room 980) and via Zoom. Mindfulness sessions are led by Prof. David Lander. 

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 962 6979 8657
Password: Mindful!

The SLU LAW Mindfulness Program includes:

  • A four-week Intro to Mindfulness for Law Students program for first-year students beginning in August
  • A weekly mindfulness talk and meditation for all law students
  • A weekly mindfulness talk and meditation for staff and faculty

Sessions consist of a settling in to the opportunity, a presentation on some aspect of mindfulness and a meditation. SLU LAW’s mindfulness practice is open to individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, religious affiliations, career aspirations and levels of skepticism. They are secular and work for people of all religions or no religion. The programs are designed for those with no meditation experience and for those with experience..

For more information, contact Professor David Lander at or (314) 750-7773. Law firms interested in having an in-house mindfulness program offered to firm members may also contact Prof. Lander.

Recreation and Fitness

Simon Recreation Center

SLU students are automatic members of Simon Recreation Center and have access to all campus recreation facilities. Your SLU ID card is required for access. If you do not have your card, the facilities may be accessed with any photo ID and your member number.

The Simon Recreation Center — located 2 miles from Scott Hall — offers drop-in recreational opportunities, as well as scheduled programs and events. It’s 120,000 square feet of activity, featuring six indoor basketball courts, four racquetball/handball courts, a bouldering wall, fitness center, spinning studio and indoor pool. Additional facilities, both indoor and outdoor, are available throughout SLU's campus.

Fitness classes and personal training opportunities also are offered through Simon Rec Center. Learn more

External Fitness Resources provides accessible recreation opportunities, including virtual workouts for individuals with a physical disability. Learn more

Student Health Center

Services provided by SLUCare physicians at the Saint Louis University Student Health Center include internal, medicine, gynecology, orthopedics, psychiatry, sports medicine and more. Learn more

University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center's mission is to promote the psychological health and development of the Saint Louis University community using a holistic approach to achieve wellness and educational success. Using the phone number 314-977-TALK (8255), students can make an appointment or reach a trained and licensed mental health professional.

As of Fall 2022, Rob Donnelly, M.S.W., LCSW, will be offering support to students at the law school. Donnelly's office hours are Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donnelly's email is

To schedule an appointment, contact Shontay Kimmins, Senior Patient Care Coordinator.
Phone: 314-977-7192

 Learn more

Weekly Mass and Campus Ministry

SLU's Department of Campus Ministry currently offers Sunday evening Mass virtually every week at 8 p.m. The Mass is live-streamed on the SLU Campus Ministry YouTube channel.

Mass and Spiritual Guidance is held on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Chapel at Scott Hall, located on the seventh floor. This is an open-attendance event.  SLU LAW students are also welcome to attend weekday liturgies at other campus locations and Sunday Masses at St. Francis Xavier College Church, which serves as a worship space for both the University and a parish community.

SLU LAW students are also invited to participate in retreats, immersion trips, spiritual development, Lenten worship and other opportunities offered through Campus Ministry.

Contact Sue Chawszczewski at Email for more information.

Wellness Week

Every semester, the Student Bar Association (SBA) hosts a weeklong Wellness Week. While programming varies from semester to semester, offerings may include:

  • Coffee specials at Chris’ @ the Docket
  • Free 10-minute chair massages
  • Therapy dogs
  • Free yoga/fitness class
  • Free snacks
  • Mindfulness workshop, and more.

Learn more about SBA and how to get involved

Find regular wellness updates at the SLU LAW Wellness Community Facebook page