The 2008 Alumni Grand Reunion featured "A Salute to Service," honoring those in the LLS community who have served in the military.
Men and women of service have long formed the foundation of LMU Loyola Law School, which seeks to support its veteran students, alumni and extended members of the community with an array of offerings. Programs include exclusive scholarships, resource guides and pro bono legal assistance, to name a few.
A few highlights of the veteran stories woven into the fabric of LLS:
Eric Alizade '20, U.S. Army veteran, Paralegal Specialist in the California Army National Guard, and recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award
Lynn "Buck" Compton '49, second lieutenant, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, U.S. Army
The Military Veterans Justice Project at LLS created several versions of The VALOR Guide: Veterans Access to Legal Organizations & Resources - An Index of Legal Service Providers for Veterans. Loyola students and alumni compiled the information with the support of Greenberg Traurig LLP and Loyola's Externship Department. VALOR Guides are available for several regions:
Los Angeles County has more homeless Veterans than any other state in the nation. When surveyed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, homeless Veterans rank eight legal concerns as their highest unmet needs, ahead of permanent, transitional, and emergency housing. This unique clinic offers students first-hand experience in advocating for low-income veteran clients to ensure their economic security, promote housing stability, and remove barriers to self-sufficiency.
The Lynn D. “Buck” Compton Veterans Law Association promotes social interaction amongst military and Coast Guard veterans, active duty, National Guard, and reserve personnel at Loyola Law School while encouraging public interest in, and pro bono work on, issues relating to the welfare of military personnel and veterans.
To, in the words of Buck Compton '49 -- veteran of D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne -- develop lawyers, “concerned about the law and what it means, not only to the litigants, but to society in general.”
The Veterans Law Association will host a special Turf Club to honor veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.
A number of exclusive scholarship and financial-aid opportunities are available for military veterans, including: