Veterans Legal Clinic|   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 830 - Veterans Legal Clinic|

Credits: 6

The Clinic will provide direct legal services to veterans with legal issues that are most likely to affect their ability to obtain or retain employment and contribute to homelessness among this population.  The Clinic will help to resolve housing, debt and domestic issues that affect the client and others in the home, thereby stabilizing communities with low-income veteran populations.  Students will have an opportunity to develop legal skills, including: interviewing and counseling clients, fact investigation, legal research, writing, and analysis, case strategy, negotiations, and courtroom advocacy. The course also will give students an opportunity to consider the broader context of their individual cases through class discussion and community-based projects, which may include know-your-rights presentations, limited advice and assistance clinics, and policy research. 

Prerequisites: Evidence and Problems in Professional Responsibility or Professional Responsibility.

Note: This course satisfies the professional skills/experiential course graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Students will be graded on their performance on casework and participation in class discussions and exercises.

Form of Grade: Letter Grade