Wellness at Berkeley Law

Some people love every minute of law school. Some people don’t. Most students experience ups and downs as rigorous academic demands intersect with family obligations, daily life, and countless personal and professional events beyond Berkeley Law. As with any major undertaking, you will get more out of law school if you take care of yourself mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally.

At Berkeley Law, we are committed to the success and well-being of all our students. Berkeley Law and the greater Berkeley campus contain a number of departments and resources dedicated to providing support and guidance to help students personally and academically. These pages are for everyone at Berkeley Law, including those who are doing fine and those who could use a hand.

Student Services

If you’re not sure where to start contact us or drop by for an appointment. Dean of Students Annik Hirshen  (510.643.3057), Director of Student Services Kyle Valenti (510.642.3263), and Director of Equity & Inclusion Emily Bruce are available for academic and personal advising and counseling. The Office of Student Services is located in 280 Simon Hall and the phone number is 510.643.2744.

Berkeley Law Psychologist

You may also want to meet with one of Berkeley Law’s dedicated Psychologists. Dr. Linda Zaruba is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  You can text Dr. Zaruba your availability for an appointment at 510.326.1267. You can also Secure Message Dr. Zaruba through the etang.berkeley.edu portal. Dr. Christine Chang is available for appointments on Tuesdays. You can reach her at ctchang@berkeley.edu.  

Together we can work with you to address your concerns and arrange for help that will meet your needs and preserve your confidentiality.