The John Marshall Law School Adds Veteran-Friendly Resource Center for Student Vets

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The Student Veterans Resource Center at The John Marshall Law School offers current and former military members one-of-a-kind assistance in applying to law school.

Military servicemembers attending The John Marshall Law School get unparalleled support and guidance through the Student Veterans Resource Center.

The Student Veterans Resource Center is housed in John Marshall’s Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC), which recently celebrated the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art 5,300 square-foot facility. The center brings together an experienced staff of veterans, admission counselors, and student vets to create a support team for current and former members of the military applying to John Marshall.

The VLSC aims to provide a place where vets feel welcome. “We know that veterans, reservists, and active-duty servicemembers interested in law school confront a different set of challenges than civilian applicants,” said Thomas White, clinical director of the VLSC. “We're committed to helping you easily navigate the application process, as well as provide you support regarding financial aid and scholarships.”

One of the many opportunities John Marshall offers servicemembers is a chance to participate in the Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon GI Bill. Through the yellow ribbon program, John Marshall will fully match any scholarship money student vets are offered. In addition to matching scholarships, the student center assists vet applicants with financial aid or other scholarship issues they may face.

Since 2007, when the VLSC was first founded by student servicemembers, the nationally recognized clinic has given students the opportunity to serve those who served, while earning degree credits. The clinic continuously works to provide an environment where student vets can thrive. John Marshall’s admissions staff work with veterans, reservists, and active-duty servicemembers on a regular basis to provide direction through the admission process, as well as through other stages of their law school career.

For additional information about the Student Veterans Resource Center at the law school, please visit

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.

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