Student Wellness

Mental Health Services

Through a partnership with the University’s Department of Psychology, we are able to house an In-House Wellness Counselor dedicated to providing free counseling sessions to law students. To schedule an appointment, please call 662-915-7385 and state that you are law student seeking an appointment with Patric Leukel.

The University Counseling Center offers free personal counseling and therapy aimed at assisting individuals in the university community to cope with life stresses. Group counseling, needs assessment and 24-hour crisis intervention are just some of the services available.

The University’s Psychological Services Center also offers counseling and therapy as well as certain types of assessments to students.

The Mississippi Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program helps legal professionals determine what is not working in their lives and provides guidance and on-going support for getting back on track. The program provides confidential services to law students, lawyers, judges, and family members of law professionals.

Student Health Service

Student Health Service is a general practice medical clinic providing care to enrolled students of the University of Mississippi. Tuition covers the cost of the services.

The health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. No clinical services are available during holiday periods.

Drugs, laboratory tests, X-ray procedures and supplies are provided to the student on a reduced cost basis. Any medical services that are covered by insurance will be filed by SHS. Drug prescriptions, specialized care at a referred clinic or hospitalization is the responsibility of the student unless the services rendered are covered by medical insurance.

Information regarding insurance offered may be viewed online on the Student Health Service website.

Immunization Requirement

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, in cooperation with the Mississippi State Board of Health, requires that all entering students whose date of birth is after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of two immunizations for measles and one for rubella prior to registration. Immunizations must be given after one year of age. Forms for documenting immunization or establishing an exemption to the requirement are available from the Student Health Service.

Wellness Initiatives

Each semester the law school sponsors a Wellness Challenge to encourage students to engage in more wellness activities. It is a friendly competition that includes rewards for the top three finishers. Please email Dean Barbee at for more details.

The Mississippi Bar is committed to advancing the well-being of its members as well as current law students through the provision of resources dedicated to wellness. Please visit their Health and Wellness webpage for more information.

The law school celebrates World Mental Health Day the week of October 10th by providing activities, panels, and more to uplift the importance of mental health both generally and in the legal profession. Be on the lookout for more information regarding this programming at the beginning of the fall semester.


If you are unsure of how to navigate these wellness resources or if you simply need guidance on where to turn, please contact Dean Barbee at or 662-915-1423.