LLS Military Group
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
  • Professor David W. Glazier, former surface warfare officer, U.S. Navy
  • John Houston '21, U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Thomas Johnston '00, intelligence officer, U.S. Navy
  • Leigh A. Kirmssé '92, signal-security specialist, Intelligence and Security Command, U.S. Army
  • Joseph Manahan '02, U.S. Air Force Reserve & Air Force Corps while working as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) attorney
  • Mark P. Robinson Sr. '50, second lieutenant, 425 Bomber Squad of the American 15th, U.S. Air Force
  • Marjorie Williams '09, U.S. Air Force Reserve Major 
  • Stuart A. Wolfer '02, U.S. Army Reserve Major
  • Russell Todd Zink '00, Commander, 1st Battalion, 23rd, U.S. Marines
  • Valor Guide


  • 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:

    • The LLS Veterans Scholarship. [Give now]
    • LLS matches Yellow Ribbon benefits up to $5,000 a year. More details on scholarship opportunities and financial-aid offerings for veterans are available in the Financial Aid section.
    • Merit scholarships, of which many veteran students benefit.
  • Please complete this survey if you are interested in updating the VALOR Guide referenced above and to let LLS know about your veteran connections.