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Michele Vollmer


Associate Dean, Clinics and Experiential Learning
Director, Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic
Clinical Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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J.D., Duke University, with honors
B.A., University of Notre Dame, with highest honors

Prior to joining Penn State Law, Professor Vollmer has served as a senior counsel in the Division of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2006, she received an award from the Department of Justice for her work in assisting the Enron Task Force with its criminal prosecutions. She also represented the Commission in both litigation and appellate matters for the SEC’s Office of the General Counsel. Before joining the SEC, she was a partner in a law firm practicing commercial litigation.

Professor Vollmer directs the Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, teaches Civil Pretrial Practice & Advocacy, Veterans Benefits Law, and created and teaches in the law school’s Explore Law program. She also helped to develop and taught Introduction to Common Law Analysis and Language, an online course for foreign-trained lawyers. Professor Vollmer also serves as a Board Member for the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, and as a consultant to the College of Liberal Art's online Penn State World Campus undergraduate major in Law and Society.

Veterans Advocacy in Pennsylvania: Basic Veterans Law (PBI 2022), Chapters 3 and 4 (addressing appeals before the Board of Veterans Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims)

Veteran’s Benefits, in Elder Law In Pennsylvania (4th ed. 2019) (with Leah J. Davis)

A Legal Writing Refresher On Effective Persuasive Writing Techniques, in Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 28th Annual Criminal Law Symposium Materials (2011)


Huddle with the Faculty Talk, Penn State University Alumni Association, November 16, 2019