November 12, 2018
Since it is Veterans Day, I wanted to pass along a few resources for prospective students with a military background.
First, consider reaching out to our Armed Forces Association, one of the largest organizations of its type. This year, we have forty-five current and former U.S. military servicemembers in the student body (forty-three J.D. candidates and two LL.M. candidates), representing all branches of the U.S. armed forces, in addition to students who have served in the military for multiple other countries.
Second, make sure to check out Harvard Law Today’s profiles of our students with a military background. This year, Harvard Law Today profiled 1L students Eve Howe (Navy) and Stephen Petraeus (Army), as well as LL.M. candidate Sara Plesser Neugroschel (Navy).
Third, please take a moment to learn more about the recently announced Black Family Fellowship, which will provide a comprehensive leadership development program for students at the Kennedy School, Business School, and Law School. The application for the Black Family Fellowship will be available this December, and due on March 15, 2019.
Fourth, you may want to explore financial aid information specific to veterans. Harvard Law is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has agreed to contribute the maximum amount to be matched by the VA for all eligible veterans.
Finally, please know that HLS greatly values our students with military experience. We strongly hope you will consider Harvard for your legal education.
All the best,
KJ (and the admissions team)
Filed in: Assistant Dean's Corner