Monday, December 11, 2023

W&M Law School honored as military-friendly for ‘outstanding’ commitment to veterans

A new national telephone number created by Cigna Corporation will offer free support to veterans and their families. (File photo)
(File photo)

William & Mary Law School has been ranked fifth among Top 10 Military Friendly graduate schools in Victory Media’s GI Jobs and Guide to Military Friendly Schools. The school was ranked sixth among graduate schools in 2017.

William & Mary is the only law school in Virginia to receive a 2018 Military Friendly School designation and is ranked first among law schools receiving the 2018 designation.

“We are once again glad to be recognized as a military friendly law school, and at a higher ranking,” said Patricia Roberts, vice dean of W&M Law School, co-director of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and director of clinical programs. “Our staff and students do outstanding work every day, and the Military Friendly designation inspires them to work even harder on behalf of veterans. We are hopeful this will encourage more student veterans to consider applying to William & Mary Law School.”

Since its beginning in 2005, the Military Friendly program has sought to provide the most accurate and viable designation program for the military community as they seek to make critical life decisions regarding their education, employment and consumer choices. The program is committed to ensuring the highest degree possible of data accuracy, transparency and third-party validation.

This year introduced new levels of data auditing, made available through technological advancements to further separate authentic Military Friendly institutions from the rest of the field.

To be considered for the awards program, companies and schools must have successfully completed a 2018 Military Friendly survey and been designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School or Employer.

The awards provide a more competitive view of how an organization is performing compared with similar organizations. A school or employer can be awarded: Top 10 (the best of the best); Gold (within 20 percent of a 10th-ranked organization); Silver (within 30 percent of a 10th-ranked organization); Bronze (within 40 percent of a 10th-ranked organization); and Designated (deemed Military Friendly based on results from the survey).

The Top 10, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are published online in December at and in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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