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Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Several years before Justin Bish helped to found the Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, he watched his Army National Guard unit return from Afghanistan and struggle to access veterans’ benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Houck and Bennett | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – When you’re an alumna of Penn State Law, a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, and up for a promotion, there is perhaps no one better suited to perform your promotion ceremony than Penn State Law Interim Dean and Distinguished Scholar in Residence James W. Houck, the retired 41st judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy.
Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Under the leadership of Professor Michele Vollmer, the Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic won appellate victories for two separate clients during the last academic year. The Veterans Clinic filed arguments in two appeals pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) in Washington, D.C.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Michele Vollmer, director of Penn State Law’s Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, will give a presentation on the appellate process for Veterans Affairs pension and disability claims at the Board of Veterans Appeals and the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals on April 29 at Penn State Fayette.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law students assisted area attorneys at the annual Wills for Heroes event in Innovation Park in the law offices of Penn State Law’s clinical programs on March 19. The event was co-sponsored by the Centre County Bar Association and Penn State Law’s Public Interest Law Fund and Veterans and Servicemembers’ Legal Clinic. Nineteen students helped to connect first responders and veterans with attorneys who provided free estate planning documents.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law launched its new Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic last spring to train law students to provide legal representation to veterans and current servicemembers in some specialized and complex areas of statutory and regulatory law, and to advocate on behalf of veterans and those serving in the military on policy matters at both the state and federal level.
ROTC members at Old Main
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law has launched a new legal clinic designed to provide hands-on practice experience for law students as they represent veterans and current servicemembers in the unique legal issues they encounter.

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