Leadership, service, community: these attributes are shared by many of our students with military experience. Members of the military come to UW Law with the leadership experience and global vision that help make the law school a dynamic intellectual community. Coupled with our curricular breadth, extensive alumni network and national reputation, the University of Washington is an excellent choice for military veterans who want to transition to a career in law.


Admission into the University of Washington is a competitive process and applicants can apply after completing a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) and taking the Law School Admissions Test. Our Admissions team is available to answer any questions you have about the process. Be sure to visit the JD admissions site for additional information. If you are in the Seattle area, please stop by William H. Gates Hall to take a tour, sit in on a class and meet with current students including students with military service. See our planning a visit page for important information before you come.

Financing a Legal Education

Veterans receive a number of tuition and financial aid benefits that make UW Law an attractive financial option. These include the following:

For more information about military benefits and eligibility, please visit the University of Washington’s Veterans Center.

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