The Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and the Centre County Bar hosted a Wills for Heroes event on Saturday, November 5, with assistance from the Pennsylvania (PA) Bar Association’s Pro Bono Coordinator.
During the past academic year, students in the Penn State Family Law Clinic at Penn State Law in University Park worked on several educational programs to inform existing and potential clients and other local stakeholders about different aspects of family law.
Penn State Law in University Park hosted the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) for a two-day visit, March 23 and 24, culminating in an oral argument hearing in a pending case. The event provided law students with career insights and an immersive learning experience indicative of the hands-on legal education offered at Penn State Law in University Park.
Penn State Law in University Park students work alongside faculty in a hands-on atmosphere that takes them beyond the books through experiential learning.
The annual fundraising event is organized by the Military Law Caucus, a student organization at Penn State Law in University Park. This years event raised over $4,500, which will be donated to the Veterans Multi-Service Center and No One Left Behind.
On the second Monday of every month, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Veterans Clinic will offer free legal consultations to veterans and servicemembers at the Starbucks store located at 232 West College Avenue in State College, part of Starbucks' national Military Mondays Program.
Over the past three years, 16 graduates of Penn State Law in University Park have entered the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG Corps) of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force.
The Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic doubled its workload and handled over 19 complex matters for veterans in 2020.