Ave Maria School of Law is committed to honoring our nation’s veterans through several campus programs and initiatives.


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million veterans. Our mission is to serve veterans in Southwest Florida with dignity and to provide legal assistance. Ave Maria School of Law has a long tradition of honoring our military veterans. We are proud of our students and alumni who are veterans, three JAG officers who have had leadership roles in the law school, together with our Founder, a Marine veteran and several members of the Board of Governors.

Our law library will provide the legal research necessary to assist the Veterans Law Clinic. We have created a Founding Members Naming Program and Veterans Wall of Honor initiative where you can honor a loved one. For more information, please contact Donna C. Heiser, Chief Advancement & Communications Officer, (239) 687-5405 or