Veterans at UW Law School: Our Community & Initiatives

Over the years, many veterans have joined our Law School after completing their military service, and others are currently enrolled in classes while they continue to serve. We are grateful for their commitment to our national welfare and for the wisdom and experience they bring to our program. We encourage our veterans and service members to learn more about our community and to take advantage of the resources listed on this page.

Law School, Campus and Community Resources

Pro Bono Director Ann Zimmerman describes Veterans Law Center services.
Pro Bono Director Ann Zimmerman (left) describes

the services provided by the Veterans Law Center.

  • Veterans Law Center
    The Veterans Law Center is a free legal center staffed by volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students. The center serves veterans and their families, providing brief legal advice, information and referrals on a variety of civil legal matters.

  • Veterans Legal Society
    The Veterans Legal Society provides a social, academic and networking forum for student veterans, as well as students interested in military careers. The organization also helps facilitate the Veterans Law Center by assisting with logistics and volunteer coordination. To learn more about the Veterans Legal Society, contact

  • Veterans, Educators & Traditional Students
     is a strong student-veteran organization that has been on campus since 1972 and serves as UW-Madison's local Student Veterans of America chapter.
  • Wisconsin GI Bill
    The Wisconsin GI Bill provides remission of 100% of standard academic and segregated fees as a University of Wisconsin System institution to eligible Wisconsin veterans and their dependents.

  • William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital
    Eligible veterans may use the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital, located just west of campus. To determine eligibility, contact the veterans outreach coordinator at 608-256-1901, ext. 11297. All enrolled students may also use the University Health Service.

For more information regarding available resources and services, please visit UW-Madison's Office of the Registrar website.

Our Community

School of Rock: Marine Dan Rock serves vets in need of legal help

As a student coordinator for the Veterans Law Center, third-year law student and Marine Dan Rock works hard to help area veterans get the legal assistance they need—all while balancing school, work and family.

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Veterans at UW Law School: From combat to classroom

Four student veterans share how their military experiences enhanced and guided their legal studies at UW Law School. Originally published in the Gargoyle alumni magazine, Summer 2012.

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