William & Mary Law School at the College of William & Mary

Category: Graduate school | State: VA

About William & Mary Law School at the College of William & Mary

William & Mary Law School prepares students for the ethical practice of law based on the philosophy of the citizen lawyer, the Jeffersonian ideal of the lawyer as skilled advocate and devoted public servant. That concept translates into an academic curriculum that emphasizes experiential learning and the "human element" of the law - compassion, ethics and public service. The curriculum includes every aspect of modern law practice, and ten clinics that prepare students for the practice of law and membership in the profession. Clinic students provide more than 15,000 hours of pro bono service annually to under-served clients; our largest clinic represents veterans in service-connected disability compensation claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Why you should attend?

William & Mary's connections to the military date back to George Washington receiving his first surveyor's license, then returning to become its first American chancellor. As the oldest law school in the nation, William & Mary prides itself on its long service to the nation; the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic is another demonstration of the Law School's commitment to its community. More than 45 students annually assist veterans with claims for disability compensation; services that often have life-changing effects on veterans served. The Law School enrolls a robust population of military and veterans, with numerous graduates entering the JAG Corps.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


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