The JD Program for Veterans
Your Next Mission: Earn That JD
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Earn your JD from a military-friendly, non-profit university and pay almost nothing out of pocket? That’s a detail you wouldn’t mind volunteering for. And it’s the opportunity that Golden Gate University offers to veterans who enroll in the hybrid JD Flex program.
Our diverse student community welcomes veterans of all branches. Whether you’ve been in the workforce for a while or the ink is still drying on your DD2-14, the JD Flex program is for you. Earn your law degree without putting your life on hold.
As a thank you for your service, we’ve put together a program that fits your needs with a financial aid package that can’t be beat.
You Earned Those Benefits, Put Them to Good Use
No One Gets Left Behind
GGU has a long and rich history of serving active-duty military and veterans. Under President Otto Butz’s leadership in the 1970s and 1980s, GGU was a leader in this arena, offering programs on military installations nationwide. As a result, GGU has a large and distinguished base of military veteran alumni. GGU’s strong commitment continues, including in its announcement of an ambitious initiative to launch a full-service Veteran’s Center.
Veteran students can join the student veteran organization, which meets regularly and provides mentoring. We know that the transition to civilian life can be more challenging than you might expect. That’s why the Student Veterans Services program in the Office of Student Life helps veteran students find housing, connect with other veterans, and tackle whatever challenges come between you and your JD.
Students can also put their skills to work for the good of all veterans by working with the Veterans Legal Advocacy Clinic. This clinic is led by Assistant Professor Daniel Devoy, a veteran of the U.S. Army and an expert in veterans’ benefits law. Professor Devoy teaches a veterans’ benefits seminar course and has performed pro bono work on behalf of military veterans. When students participate in the Veterans Legal Advocacy Clinic they take on the role of an attorney and represent underserved veterans in the community. Students help veterans gain access to the medical care and disability benefits they earned, or even help veterans attain a change of discharge status.
Your Future Is Here
Our commitment to veterans runs deep. We offer veteran students the opportunity to maximize their GI benefits while advancing their careers, and to do so in the heart of San Francisco’s legal, financial, and technology district. With small classes, robust veteran student support services, and a financial aid package that puts money in your pocket, GGU’s hybrid JD Flex program is designed with veterans in mind.
Enroll in a hybrid JD program that understands your needs and supports your goals.
June 1st, 2023
August 19th, 2023
JD Flex Orientation
August 18th, 2023
Next JD Flex Webinar TBD