Veterans: If you are interested in obtaining legal assistance from VLC, please review our intake guide and contact information.
The Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic provides representation to veterans and their families who are seeking benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) or upgrading a military discharge through the various military branches.
Students will engage in fact investigation, drafting persuasive letters and briefs to the various governmental agencies, and may have the opportunity to orally advocate for clients.
In addition to client representation, the Clinic engages in community outreach through its annual Valor Day event at the CNY Veterans Parade and Expo. Also, in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the Clinic also proudly supports the SyracuseServes coordinated care network as a legal services provider.
Students Can Expect
While representing real clients, students will gain an understanding of military culture, interact with government agencies, develop case management skills, improve advocacy skills, and instill the value of pro bono service.
Credits & Requirements
- 6 credits
- 1 semester
- 20-25 hours per week time commitment
- Pre- or co-requisites: Professional Responsibility
Faculty & Staff
Executive Director, Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Law Clinic, and Teaching Professor