Recent studies have shown that law students and lawyers experience a higher rate of mental distress than in other professions. This is something that the Law School is very conscious of, and concerned about.
In the Curtin Law School, we understand that studying law can be stressful, and sometimes law students can feel overwhelmed when they are trying to juggle their work, study and personal commitments.
Our academic and professional support staff have an ‘open door policy’ so that if you are feeling overwhelmed or worried, you can come to us for assistance. We recommend talking to your lecturer, tutor or unit coordinator at first instance, especially if you are struggling to meet an assignment deadline, or to keep up with the readings or class materials.
The Law School also has a Student Co-ordinator, Ms Natasha Naumovski (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 9266 4564), who can assist with any queries students have about their workloads, degree structures, or any University paperwork that needs completion by students.
The University has Student Wellbeing officers, available from Monday to Friday, who are available to advise and help students with study or personal problems they may be experiencing. They can be contacted on 1800 244 043 (Freecall), or via email at email@example.com.
There is also a University Counselling Service to assist students with both academic and personal issues. They can be contacted on 9266 7850 or 1800 651 878 (Freecall).
Our Law School also has a Student Law Society (CSLS) which we encourage students to join and become involved with. The Student Law Society also has information, resources and a blog about student wellbeing.
We want all our students to have the best possible learning experience when they study Law at Curtin and hope this information assists you during your course of study.