Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic Director Beth Kubala Joins Women Veterans for the “Women In Boots” Workshop at University of Chicago
Beth Kubala, Director of the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic, recently served as a panelist along with other women veterans at the University of Chicago Law School for a workshop titled “Women in Boots.” Part of its Diversity Scholar Speaker Series, the University of Chicago Law School Veterans Organization hosted the event during November as part of its month of Veteran-focused activities.
The purpose of “Women in Boots” was to increase awareness of legal and policy issues affecting veterans within the greater Law School community, and to help achieve a fuller recognition of the value of veterans in the community, in particular, women veterans. The panel of women veterans all had their roots in diverse service experiences, and they spoke about their military service and how their time in uniform influenced their post-service careers.
Panelists included a former surface warfare officer, Army Engineers, a medics, and in Kubala’s case, an Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps officer. She shared how her military justice experiences while serving as an Army JAG Corps officer honed her advocacy, litigation and leadership skills, all which apply both while wearing the uniform and after transitioning from the military.
All of the women on the panel continue to serve veterans today in their careers and collectively affirmed that continuing to serve others after transitioning from the military provides tremendous job and personal satisfaction.