As we continue to build a diverse and inclusive community, we are pleased to announce
the creation of Seton Hall Law’s Military-Affiliated Task Force. We owe a debt to
our veterans and their families for their service, and we wish to make a Seton Hall
Law education available to them. The military will be well-served by Seton Hall Lawyers
who volunteer to serve their country. As such, we aspire to honor those who are inspired
to serve their country, while simultaneously taking a firm stand against discrimination.
The Task Force will take the lead in ensuring that we remain mindful of our colleagues’
service and facilitate their success as civilians, and that we create opportunity
for those who wish to serve in the future. It will also engage the challenges addressed
above, providing support to our colleagues who have suffered discrimination in their
service, and working to reverse practices and rules that perpetuate these norms. The
Task Force consists of Law School senior administrators, SVA leaders, faculty and
alumni who work together to coordinate a Law School-wide effort to ensure that student-veterans
and Military-affiliated students are able to access high-quality services with ease.
The Task Force will provide thought leadership and guidance on the following issues:
Financial Aid and VA Benefits
Academic and career counseling
Health and wellness support
Education about barriers within the military, and pathways to making the military
a place of equity, safety, and opportunity for all
Engagement activities for student Veterans, Military-affiliated students, and their
Law School events to celebrate service such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day
The Task Force will also collaborate where appropriate with Seton Hall Law’s Health Justice clinic to facilitate access to legal services for veterans.