Apply to Chicago's Veteran-Friendly Law School
If you are a veteran contemplating a career in the law, our experienced staff of veterans, admission counselors, and student vets will help you adapt, navigate, and succeed in law school. We're always ready to talk you through the law school application process, help with veteran-specific scholarship information, provide you with a tour of the school, and arrange time for you to talk with current student veterans. And when you graduate, we'll be here to help you apply to JAG school.
Our Office of Admissions staff understands that veterans, reservists, and active-duty servicemembers confront a different set of challenges when applying to law school. We are committed to helping you easily navigate the application process, as well as provide you support regarding financial aid and scholarships.
Student Veterans Of America
UIC Law is home to more than 50 student organizations, including a Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter that reaches out to student service members and veterans. The campus SVA is there to help you navigate unique challenges, like moving from active duty to law school, fitting in with more-traditional students, and similar issues. The SVA also offers a Student Veteran Resource Center for the exclusive use of student veterans.
UIC Law matches up to $12,500 per year through the Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon GI Bill. As we understand the special nature of serving your country, we offer unlimited matching funds. In addition, entering student veterans are automatically considered for our full range of incoming student scholarships.
Veterans Legal Clinic
Serve those who served while earning degree credit in our nationally recognized Veterans Legal Clinic. Founded by service members to assist those having trouble navigating the VA benefits claims process, you’ll work directly with veterans under the supervision of professors and clinical attorneys.
In the Words of Our Students
“The Veterans Clinic is the main reason why I came to the Law School. It’s very helpful being a veteran myself and working in the clinic. After I graduate, whether I’m employed as in-house counsel for a corporation or working with national security law at a federal agency, I’ll always want to do pro bono work for veterans.”