Military-Affiliated Students

The Law School is committed to providing an inclusive community for all our students.  Military-affiliated students are an integral part of our community and this page serves to highlight resources for students who have served in the armed forces of any country, active duty or reserves.  If you need assistance with navigating any of the resources below, do not hesitate to visit the Dean of Students Office or contact us via email at Thank you for your service!

Law School Resources

Law School Veterans: LSV's mission is to provide law students who are prior or current members of the armed forces of any country opportunities for fellowship, to increase awareness of legal and policy issues affecting veterans within the greater Law School community, to connect members with Veteran alumni for career networking purposes, to assist Law Students pursuing careers as JAGs, to work with the Law School’s administration to achieve a fuller recognition of the value of Veterans in our community, to facilitate opportunities for students to provide pro bono assistance to Veterans in need, and to coordinate with the Dean of Admissions to improve outreach to prospective students with military backgrounds. We are actively reaching out to new members and admissions candidates and encourage you to contact us with questions.

University Resources

Office for Military-Affiliated Communities: OMAC serves all military-affiliated communities at the University.  Veterans are supported at UChicago with scholarships and unique programming, and they benefit from the University’s many partnerships and distinct values. OMAC can help law students connect to several resources and benefits within and outside of the university.

Yellow Ribbon ApplicationThe University of Chicago is participating in the educational initiative for post-9/11 servicemen and women in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, called the Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (commonly known as Chapter 33).