Student Concerns

Law students who are facing personal, medical, familial or other problems are encouraged to contact Dean Jennings or Director Khan in the Office of Student Affairs. Our office can help connect you with resources, liaison with faculty members, and ensure that you are supported.

Key Resources:

Mental Health and Wellness

All law students are eligible for high quality, confidential personal counseling through the Detroit Mercy Wellness Center. Information on this service can be found here.

The Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program is an arm of the State Bar of Michigan and offers a range of services to law students, including free on-site counseling, referrals, and phone consultations. LJAP also has an online library of Wellness materials, as well as self-tests for depression and substance abuse.

Physical Health

All law students are eligible to purchase student health insurance for themselves, and a spouse and/or dependent child(ren). Students may purchase insurance during the enrollment period each year (typically August 20 – September 29), or when they have a qualifying life event, such as aging off a parent’s insurance, losing a spouses insurance, birth of a child, etc. Complete plan documents can be found at the student health insurance site.

Law students, regardless of whether they purchase student health insurance, are also eligible for care at the Health Clinic at the Detroit Mercy Wellness Center. Services provided by the health clinic promote preventative health care and foster compliance with the objective and aims of the Center for Disease Control and The American College Health Association.

The health clinic is a fully equipped medical office, which includes two exam rooms, medication dispensary and a diagnostic lab.

Flexible scheduling, same day and walk-in appointments are available. Contact Olga Parfenov, FNP-BC at 313-993-1185 or for additional information, questions or concerns.