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The 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 at the local VA hospital and at the Veterans Outreach Center in Utica.


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 Hour per week time commitment

Pre- or Co-Requisites:

  • Professional Responsibility

Faculty:

Yelena Duterte
Director, Veterans Law Clinic