UW Law and the Military
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:
- Need-based and merit-based grants and scholarships;
- Post-9/11 GI Bill and other government programs, as well as tuition waivers through the Washington state tuition waiver program; and
- The Tillman Military Scholars Program, which provides scholarships to veterans pursuing a graduate or professional degree.
For more information about military benefits and eligibility, please visit the University of Washington’s Veterans Center.
- View this video by UW's Veterans Education Benefits Certifying Official, Tina Tanaka.
- Our Military Law Association has created a summary guide to your Veterans Benefits.