St. Thomas Law seeks to educate the 'whole person.' Faculty and staff work to foster an environment where each student feels connected and supported and understands the importance of making wellness a professional priority. Throughout the year, the law school provides resources and hosts events and activities aimed at helping students develop healthy skills and habits that will serve them throughout their careers.
Mayo Clinic Sports Performace
In 2019, the law school formed a collaborative relationship with Mayo Clinic Sports Performance. Through this relationship, students, faculty and staff have access to wellness assessments, performance training and educational programming, such as Wellness Wednesday presentations on topics like nutrition and mindset.
Academic support is available through the law school's director of academic achievement, who is available to help students on an ongoing basis with building effective study habits, understanding coursework, preparing for exams and more.
Wellness in Practice
The Wellness in Practice student organization provides resources for classmates and promotes wellness, balance and collegiality within the law school. The group also organizes fun events that bring bouncy castles and puppies to the atrium and provide smoothies during study breaks, all at just the right time.
Center for Well-Being
Opening in 2020, the Center for Well-Being on St. Thomas' St. Paul campus provides a holistic and integrated approach to health care. The Center supports all university students and provides services across four integrated partner areas: health services, counseling and psychological services, health promotion and resilience, and violence prevention and awareness. Health professionals from the Center for Well-Being also staff the Minneapolis campus.
Wellness in the Profession
St. Thomas Law was one of the first law schools in the country to sign the American Bar Association's (ABA) Well-being Pledge in 2019. The law school actively works with the ABA, Minnesota State Bar Association and other organizations to develop and implement wellness initiatives for students and alumni, and to support initiatives for the broader legal community.