A veteran-friendly law school in Florida + + +

The necessity for legal expertise and knowledge when dealing with the VA is by now obvious to readers of ASKNOD.  For veterans and others who are considering a law degree, the small Ave Maria School of Law (LINK) is somewhat unique.  An accredited orthodox Roman Catholic school, it has a devout, conservative and diverse student body.  Its unlikely conservative speakers will require physical protection from liberal protesters on their campus. 

pdf online flyer (LINK)

As Attorney Ben Krause (MN) has explained on his blog,  the VA will pay for law school under certain circumstances.  That’s how he became a lawyer working for veterans.

Ave Maria  (LINK) states that they work with the Post-9/11 GI bill, Yellow Ribbon program, Voc-Rehab, Montgomery GI Selected Reserve Bill, Reserve Education Assistant Program (REAP), the Survivor’s and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA).  They offer family housing as well. 

Other cool offerings for everyone to take or audit

“Freshman Year for Free”–Modern States (LINK) online classes to earn CLEP and AP credits from top colleges.

AP = Advanced Placement; CLEP = College Level Examination Program

Many moons ago I took a 6-credit CLEP exam which applied towards my degree.  My husband took a history 3-credit CLEP exam and it was accepted by his college.  Saves time and money for motivated learners.

I wanted to get these hearts-for-vets by Vermont school children posted last week for V-Day but I had problems scanning.  There was a basket full of them at the Burlington VT VA-clinic that were too sweet to pass by.  After solving the tech issues, these cheery artworks are for us all to enjoy and are on our fridge now.  Thanks to the teachers and talented civic-minded kids.


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3 Responses to A veteran-friendly law school in Florida + + +

  1. Frank says:

    Great post.
    It brings to mind what jazz pianist Eubie Blake said when he was pushing 100:
    “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
    Similarly, If I’d known VA was going to drag my case on thiiiiis long, I would have gotten my own damned J.D.

  2. What a “mahvalous” posting! Seriously great Link to Ave Maria as well! Great Art thanks for it.
    Think Law School has any Age Restricts?
    Having recently graduated with my 1st B.A. at 72 in 2017; I believe I could do another twenty in stride and since 2006 and my own (latest) claim began I’ve actually been doing consistent research and esp. through Mentors as Gordon/AskNod and several significant others whose generosity along with the CAVC’s records to encourage one’s searching. “On Campus Living”!! Whoa! New Career?

    • Kiedove says:

      Class of 2019–21-65!

      Click to access Profile-for-Class-of-2019.pdf

      Naples is beautiful.
      But a lot of state colleges allow 62-65ers + to attend free classes if room permits. Some for credit, some for auditing. Not sure if graduate classes are included or online classes. For law, there is the LSAT for youth; not sure if oldies have to take it
      Free to audit online law classes? I found a few on Edx.
      Harvardx, self-paced:
      Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract
      Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise?


      Totally support this trend.
      Congratulations on your BA! I received mine at 32 years after 7 years part-time, as a commuting full-time mom. It’s never too late to work towards a GED, AA etc…whatever the goal is.

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