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Military Law Society

Mission Statement

The Military Law Society is a student-run organization that promotes scholarly discussion of military law and builds social ties between interested students, the law school, and the local community for the purpose of professional development.


The Military Law Society is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and awareness of military law issues in America's Armed Forces. Membership in the military is not necessary. The Society is open to all individuals who wish to study the interface between the military, the government, and the legal system.

 MLS Annual Winter Clothing Drive for Shepard's Heart Veterans' Ministry
January 8 - 17, 2014
The Military Law Society is still collecting new or gently used winter coats, blankets, sleeping bags, 
warm socks, gloves, and hats for Shepherd's Heart Veterans Ministry in Pittsburgh. If you receive 
new clothing for Christmas and need to make room in your closets, please consider donating the 
items for Shepard's Heart. Collection boxes are located in the student lounge area.


The Military Law Society's first annual "Serving Pittsburgh's Veterans" Fundraiser resulted in $1,800.00 for Veterans Leadership Program.


Veterans Leadership Program LogoDuquesne University Power Center Ballroom  
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Please join us at this fundraiser hosted by Duquesne University School of Law's Military Law Society.  The dinner benefits the Veterans Leadership Program, a top 2012 charity and the only nonprofit agency in Western Pennsylvania that provides comprehensive human services solutions primarily focused on Veterans and their families.  The Veterans Leadership Program provides temporary and permanent housing, employment, supportive services, qualified referrals, and intensive case management services.  For more information about the services offered by Veterans Leadership Program, please visit their website at  www.NeverForgetVets.org.

Military Law Society Collects Donations for Shepard's Heart Veteran's Home

Shepard's Heart Veteran's Home donation

The Military Law Society and the OWLS (Older & Wiser Law Society) would like to thank those who donated to the Shepherd's Heart Clothing Drive in the 2012 Fall Semester. As a result of their generosity, we were able to donate two large boxes of winter clothing as well as tea and coffee items to Shepherd's Heart Veteran's Home. Shepherd's Heart serves the homeless veterans in our Pittsburgh community. Thank you again for your kindness. 

More about Shepard's Heart Veteran's Home
Approximately 33% of Pittsburgh's homeless are US Veterans. When Veteran's Administration Chaplain Mike Wurschmidt left the US Air Force to begin his ministry among the poor and broken, he never knew that so many of the homeless in our nation's cities were combat veterans from the Vietnam War. Over the next 22 years, Chaplain Mike and his wife, Tina, have been reaching out to the poor and homeless, including our veterans, in cities across our nation. Since June 1993, they have been in the trenches of Pittsburgh helping the homeless.  Find additional information about Shepard's Heart at www.shepheart.org.

Contact Caroline Durbin at durbinc@duq.edu with any questions.

For more information about SHVM, go to http://www.shepheart.org/SHVHpages/SHVH_home.html

U.S. Marines JAGC Information Session
Wednesday, January 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 304
Co-sponsored by the Military Law Society and Career Services Office. Students will hear about career
opportunities with the U.S. Marines JAGC. Space is limited. RSVP required on DuqLawConnect - Events tab.
Food will be provided.