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Veterans Benefits Law

Course Abbreviation: 
LWPER 997 (Fall 2020) LWPER 949 (After Fall 2020)
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

This course is designed to teach students about the veterans benefit system, by analyzing the statutes and regulations that govern that system, studying the administrative agency tasked with applying the law and distributing the benefits, and analyzing both administrative and judicial decisions interpreting those laws. Students will study the policy goals of the system, the role of attorney representation of veterans as it has changed over time, how to be an effective advocate for the veteran in this system, and the challenges the system faces due to the unprecedented number of claims filed and appealed.

Michele Vollmer,