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

Category: Graduate school | State: Virginia

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 nine clinics that prepare students for the practice of law and membership in the profession. Clinic students provide more than 14,000 hours of service annually to underserved clients; our largest clinic represents veterans, with more than 60 students involved annually in representing and advising hundreds of veterans.

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

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 60 students annually assist veterans with claims for disability compensation; services that often have lifechanging effects on veterans served. The Law School enrolls a robust population of military and veterans, with numerous graduates entering the JAG Corps. The Law School also offers the first-of-its-kind online certificate program in Military & Veterans Health, Policy & Advocacy.


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A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $16,370 $37,425 $32,964 $41,964
Fees $5,674 $5,674 N/A N/A
Room $7,183 $7,183 $17,000 $17,000
Board $4,616 $4,616 N/A N/A
Books $1,400 $1,400 $1,700 $1,700
Other Expenses $1,600 $1,600 N/A N/A
Totals $36,843 $57,898 $51,664 $60,664
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?