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National Security, Military, and Veterans

Penn State is renowned for the work it does on behalf of the military and our veterans, and at Penn State Law that takes the form of a robust national security curriculum, deep connections to the Armed Forces JAG Corps, and a veterans law clinic that fights for the rights of those who serve our country.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  Students may earn Concentration recognition in National Security, Military, and Veterans using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ā€˜Cā€™ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility ā€“ Concentration Completion Application

National Security, Military, and Veterans Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • International Law
  • National Security Law I (Foundations)
  • National Security Law II (Leadership in Crisis Simulation)
  • The Military, Law, & National Security Seminar
  • Veterans & Servicemembers Legal Clinic
  • Veterans Benefits Law

Additional Experiential Opportunities: