On this page you can find information and resources available to students for academic achievement and wellness while in law school. We will update this page as we find more links.
Here’s a resource list for law school specific contacts in Student Services; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Academic Support, and more.
If you would like to contact Student Services or Academic Support, you can find our contact information here.
Please watch this video for a quick overview of wellness resources available to you.
St. John’s Law Wellness Newsletter
From the New York City Department of Education: “The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily (M-F) for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.” No registration or ID required. For more information visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.
- St. John’s students have access to telehealth mental health services through the St. John’s Center for Counseling and Consultation. You can schedule appointments and find more information here.
- St. John’s also provides support through Wellness Education. Visit their page for resources about stress relief, staying connected, and more.
- Campus Recreation is offering a number of online fitness classes as well as on-demand fitness videos. Stay healthy from the comfort of your own home!
Mental Health Support
- Thriving Campus: Students can search for an off-campus mental healthcare provider filtering by criteria, such as map-based location, practice areas, availability of telehealth appointments, and insurance plan coverage.
- ABA for Law Students: Mental Health Essentials
- 5 Self-Care Apps for Lawyers and Law Students
- For St. John’s students who have relocated to other states and may have difficulty reaching the St. John’s telehealth program, there are many other programs available to lawyers and law students. You can find resources on the ABA Directory of Lawyer Assistance Programs.
- ULifeline: an online resource dedicated to mental health issues. It also has an emergency hotline.
The best way for students to resolve technical issues is to go to https://ithelp.stjohns.edu. This link provides self-help articles for common problems. If you cannot resolve the problem, click Raise a Ticket. A helpdesk ticket will be created and a tech support representative will reply as soon as possible. Please remember that responses will be delayed on nights and weekends.
We also recommend that you bookmark and review:
- The Law School IT website.
- The Law Library website, including the link for resources for online learning success.
West Academic eBook Resources
- You have access to 15% off print and electronic casebooks purchased through store.westacademic.com with code SJULAW.
- Purchases directly from store.westacademic.com will continue through the end of the fall semester, even in the event of unexpected shifts to online instruction. For resources purchased or rented through other online or local resellers, West Academic will also provide digital access to our titles with proof of purchase or rental. Please be sure to retain proof of purchase or rental to ensure continued access!
Remote Learning Resources
- ABA for Law Students: Your law school went online – now what? Here’s how to adapt to remote learning
- Former Dean Landrum wrote two articles on best practices for online learning. The first one is Six Strategies for Successful Online Learning. The second is focused specifically on online class sessions on Zoom or WebEx: A Student Guide to Best Practices for Online Classrooms.
- Need assistance using WebEx or with remote access? Please see our tips and instructions guide.
- If you have lost your health insurance, this is considered a “live changing event” that allows you to enroll in the student plan even though it is not the normal enrollment period. You will need to contact University Health Plans directly at 1-800-437-6448 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get enrolled. You cannot enroll through the online form. You can find more information on University Health Plans.
- Though the student plan is often the most cost-effective option, you may also have insurance options through the New York City public exchange program, which is having an open enrollment period through May 15, 2020. You can find more information on this option at GetCoveredNYC.
- From the ABA on obtaining health insurance after your student plan expires:
- ABA Insurance created a new landing page on abainsurance.com specifically tailored to law student insurance needs.
- The page includes an FAQ of the most asked student health insurance questions and, probably most importantly, a phone number (1-855-967-0415) they can call to talk to an expert about their insurance needs.
- The Law Student Division and ABA Insurance presented a free webinar intended to help students navigate the complexities of health insurance coverage.
- The Law Student Division aggregated much of this information and published it, along with the webinar video, in a Before the Bar article.
- Spectrum: Charter Communications/Spectrum is offering 60 days free internet access for households in which students reside.
- Comcast: New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if you apply and are approved by December 31, 2020.
- Yoga Heights Streaming Classes
- CrossFit at Home Online Workout Videos
- Planet Fitness Classes on Facebook Live
- YMCA Streaming Fitness Classes
Arts and Entertainment
- Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)
- The best classical music and opera online streams available
- Netflix Party has enabled you to download an extension on Google Chrome and sync your Netflix account with that of your friends, so that you can watch movies and shows “together” remotely.
- Many museums are offering free virtual tours of their exhibits.