Last fall, three law students founded the Columbia Law School Military Association. Abe Cho ’10 served with the Marines in Iraq. SangJoon “Simon” Han ’09 went to Iraq with the U.S. Army. And John Power Hely VI ’10 fought with the Marines in Afghanistan.
“Our goal is to provide a forum both for veterans facing the tough transition from military to student life and for civilian students who want to learn more about the military,” said association President Brian Donnelly ’11.
The association has already attracted about 25 members, including current and former military who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and several other foreign countries, as well as non–military affiliated students. Members represent a wide variety of professional experiences, ranging from infantry to artillery, computers to public affairs. Some will return to the service after graduation as military attorneys.