Law Students and Mental Health 101

Event description

  • Open to the public

Did you know that various forms of chronic stress and trauma can have significant impacts on law students, the legal culture and even the day to day experiences and activities of experienced lawyers? Whether it is interacting with fellow students, professors, or clients, attending to homework and test preparation, or participating in your internships, chronic stress, overwhelm and trauma can wreak havoc on your law school career and even your future practice. Join us to better understand how you personally can navigate the intersection of trauma and the law. You will learn powerful coping skills and will gain resources to help manage chronic stress, overwhelm and trauma so you can enhance your law school performance even while protecting your own well-being.

Speaker: Cynthia earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and is a candidate for an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ottawa University, expected September, 2022. She also holds certificates in ontological coaching from Newfield Network Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery Program and in Somatic Experiencing from Somatic Experiencing International. Cynthia has nearly twenty years of experience in private practice as a juvenile litigation attorney and fifteen years as an international coach. Cynthia also uses Somatic Experiencing with her clients when working on trauma or traumatic stress. She has taught reiki, yoga and meditation, all of which provide a background of mindfulness for her coaching sessions and programs. An international coach and speaker, Cynthia can be found presenting about the intersection between trauma and law, managing stress and overwhelm for a better law practice, attorney ethics, recognizing trauma in your clients and yourself and how to practice meaningfully.  

Free admission for all students

Lunch included - Cafe Zupa


Event contact

Kristyn Carmichael

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

September 20, 2023/12:15-1:15 PM

12:15 pm1:15 pm (MST)


Beus Center for Law and Society, Room 550