For The Record

Photograph by Jamie Betts

When the university opened its Well-Being Center (above) in 2020 — complete with a meditation garden, sleep pods, and a demonstration kitchen — it was an important step in the university’s commitment to creating an environment that allows students to thrive in all aspects of their academic experience. At the same time, the focus on student well-being has grown at the law school — culminating in October 2021 in its first-ever Well-Being Week.

Programs offered throughout the week focused on the six dimensions of lawyer well-being as identified by the American Bar Association: emotional, intellectual, occupational, social, physical, and spiritual. Students could sign up for midday campus walks or Ultimate Frisbee games with faculty; learn about mindfulness or healthy eating through custom workshops; or join in a meditation and self-care yoga session.