Launched in 2014, the Veterans Clinic helps veterans and their families secure disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Law students under the direction of Professor Angela Drake staff this free clinic. Student work is done at all claim levels, and experienced faculty supervise students at each step. The clinic course includes a weekly lecture on the substantive law relating to veterans’ benefits, followed by work with actual veteran files. Students learn a host of practical skills, including law firm management, client interviewing and counseling, problem solving, legal theory development, negotiation, data collection, witness statements, medical records analysis, appellate brief writing and argument.
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