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January 31, 2017
Southwestern receives grant for student wellness initiatives
The national Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) and Southwestern have received a generous grant from the Lenz Foundation and are partnering on innovative student wellness initiatives both at Southwestern and nationally. MILS seeks to improve the mental health and well-being of lawyers, law students, faculty, judges, and others in the legal profession across the nation by building a community of like-minded professionals and promoting mindful and contemplative practices to foster well-being.
The Lenz Foundation has also provided a grant to fund Southwestern’s new innovative science-based Peak Performance Program. This wellness pilot program began in Fall 2016 at Southwestern and is designed to help incoming students achieve law school success by increasing mental focus, decreasing stress, overcoming performance obstacles, and promoting greater cognitive and academic performance and overall happiness. The program is one of the most comprehensive wellness offerings in the country related to the promotion of law student well-being and peak performance in the 1L year and beyond.
MILS will be a co-sponsor, with Southwestern Law School, of the “Mindfulness In Law” Conference, which will be held in Florida August 3-4, 2017, in conjunction with the The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual gathering.