Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic News
Penn State President Eric Barron invited the members of the Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic to his tailgate for the Military Appreciation Game against Rutgers on Nov. 11. In his remarks, Barron noted the important work being performed by the clinic in support of veterans and current members of the armed forces. Following the tailgate, the clinic watched the football game from President's box in Beaver Stadium.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, of which Penn State Law is a member, has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Bar Association, and The Veterans Consortium that will help improve veterans’ access to free legal services.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Captain Jason Samuel '14 and Captain Kyle Krombach '12 are both part of the proud tradition of “Marines defending Marines” as Marine Corps judge advocates in the Marine Corps Defense Services Organization. But before they joined the few and the proud, Krombach and Samuel were part of a different tradition: the strong support of military members at Penn State Law.
Growing up, Rebecca Buckleystein—a Penn State Law alumna and cofounder of the Veterans and Service Members Legal Clinic—was always eager to get out into the world and start working to make a difference.
UNIVERISTY PARK, Pa. -- On Saturday, March 25, nearly 30 veterans and first responders from the local community walked into the Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic office without an estate plan, and left with a free will, living will, and health care and financial powers of attorney.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic recently won appeals for two Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, earning them both the highest possible disability rating awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans clinic director to discuss pension and disability benefit appeals, other legal issues at Penn State Fayette
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.