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Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic News

Twelve graduating 3Ls just received news that a Vietnam veteran whom they assisted in Spring and Fall 2023 won his increased rating claims for prostate cancer, ischemic heart disease, and scars. He is now rated at 80% disability and will receive over $2100 in VA monthly benefits. He also won $15,000 in backpay! 
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa — Penn State students at all campuses who are interested in pursuing a law degree are eligible for several opportunities through Penn State Law on the University Park campus. These include a Blue & White Alumni Grant, a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) waiver, and an accelerated bachelor’s/J.D. program. Penn State Law in University Park is currently enrolling full, residential student cohorts for fall 2024 for its juris doctor (J.D.), master of laws (LL.M.), and doctor of juridical science (S.J.D.) programs.
The Veterans Clinic tabled at the Military Appreciation Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 28 before the football game to meet with veterans and talk about the clinic’s work.
On October 26, a former client and Vietnam veteran talked to Veterans Clinic students about his experiences during and after the war. Students gained insight on how to communicate with their clients as the majority of clinic clients have been Vietnam veterans since the clinic started in 2015.
Spring 2023 Veterans Clinic students (left to right): Erik Blasic, Kendal Ashman, Kristiana Stiles, Holly Christensen, Jessica Warwick, Alicia Grana, Akshaya Senthil Kumar, Samantha Tropp, and clinic director Michele Vollmer.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Over the past two academic years, juris doctor (J.D.) and master of laws (LL.M.) students at Penn State Law in University Park have assisted 30 veterans and their families in resolving legal matters connected to their military service. These students’ work was carried out through the Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, one of 11 clinics operated by Penn State Law in University Park.
Pennsylvania Bar Association Military and Veterans Affairs Committee & Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law in University Park Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (Clinic) hosted the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee (Committee) on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Volunteers and client at Wills for Heroes event
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –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.
Family Law Clinic | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – 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.