Major Eric A. Jonker

Military Admissions


Cooley has admissions advisors who can help to expedite your law school application process and assist you throughout your law school experience. Contact our Admissions Office.

Yellow Ribbon DesignatedCooley Designated a Yellow Ribbon School by the VA learn_more


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Speak directly to the Cooley Veteran's Corps - ask us questions about Cooley, or about our student organization: Auburn Hills Veteran's Corps or Grand Rapids Veteran's Corps.

We are Military and Recruiter Friendly

  • Affordable, private law school
  • • Trained admissions and financial aid staff to assist with process
  • • Accommodations for reservists/active duty
  • • Leaves as needed for deployments
  • Flexible scheduling options for students with full-time jobs and families
  • • Prior-service faculty to advise students
  • Four campuses - 3 in Michigan and 1 in Florida
  • Student Orgs for members of military
  • • Counseling services available in Michigan and Florida through Lawyers Assistance Programs.
  • Objective admissions policies
  • • Award-winning, nationally recognized ethics and professionalism program

VA Financial Aid and Benefits

Begin the process of applying for the Department of Veteran Affairs educational benefits at the VA website. Cooley can help determine if you are eligible for the Montgomery GI or Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) Post 9/11 education benefits.

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JAG Careers

  • • JAG, VA and Civil Service legal opportunities available
  • • Approved externship placements in active duty, National Guard and Reserve JAG offices
  • • Dozens of distinguished alumni serving or having served as JAG officers
  • • Faculty advisors with prior JAG experience
  • • Student Orgs for students interested in JAG careers
  • • On-campus JAG recruiting
  • • Service to Soldiers pro bono experience available

Michigan's Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Michigan's Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief ActDownload a copy of the Michigan's Guide to Service members Civil Relief Act (pdf).

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) offers special protections to soldiers against civil actions like divorce and foreclosure while they are deployed.

Cooley and attorneys with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman) bring clarity to SCRA's application for Michigan's courts and, ultimately, provide another layer of support to Michigan servicemen and women.

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If you have your J.D., and are interested in achieving the next step in your government, military, or professional career apply to this cutting edge program.

Cooley Graduate and Soldier Sworn In via Videoconference from Kuwait

Chief Judge William Murphy, Michigan Court of Appeals, administered the oath for admission to practice law in Michigan to Sgt. Christopher M. Horvath, a recent Cooley Law School graduate who is currently stationed in Kuwait.
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