HLS joins new initiative to attract and enroll veterans

Military veterans taking notes

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Harvard Law School has formed a new partnership with Service to School’s VetLink program, an initiative that directly connects transitioning military veterans seeking higher education with partner schools that align with their academic goals, aspirations, and potential.

This partnership aims to further grow the veteran student body of HLS, and provide guidance and opportunity to veterans who may be considering a law degree.

Hailing from all services and both the officer and enlisted ranks, veterans form an important and growing community at Harvard Law School. In particular, the number of former enlisted students at HLS has grown significantly over the last few years.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 U.S. military veterans were enrolled at HLS. This fall, HLS is projected to have approximately 20 veterans in the incoming class, the largest group in recent years.

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The VetLink program will build on recent institutional efforts to welcome veterans to Harvard Law School. HLS participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an effort through which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs works with individual universities and schools to jointly assist students with educational costs not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. At HLS, there is no limit on the number of students funded or the amount they receive through the program.

Read more about Harvard Law’s participation in the VetLink program at service2school.org.


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