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JMLS student veterans organization honored

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The John Marshall Law School Student Veterans of America Chapter was awarded Chapter of the Month for May. Founded in 2013, we have grown in membership and influence since our inception. This past year, under the direction of our president, Patricia Liggett, we were awarded the 2015 Vet Center Initiative Grant that helped us improve our campus Vet Center so that we can better serve our mission. A Vet Center is a place on campus for student veterans to study and socialize. In two years, SVA has awarded $553,000 to 61 chapters to build Vet Centers.

The SVA’s mission is to “provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation,” according to the SVA mission statement. The SVA supports students at more than 1,300 schools, more than 500,000 student veterans. SVA funds scholarships, awarding over one million dollars to SVA Scholars since 2011. SVA offers training and leadership summits in every region of the country.

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This past year, the JMLS SVA has also worked with our administration to ensure every student veteran is receiving the Yellow Ribbon Program and using it to its fullest potential. Another aspect to SVA is to protect the G.I. Bill, and we are proud to help student veterans make the most out of their options to help fund their legal education.

We are so happy to be honored with the Chapter of the Month recognition.

Jessica Vasil Jessica Vasil graduates from The John Marshall Law School with her J.D. in May 2016 and her LLM in December 2016. She is the Discharge Upgrade Team Leader at the Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic and looks forward to a career as a JAG in the Air Force after graduation.