Member News 2018-01-03T19:44:31+00:00

UB Magazine, University of Baltimore Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic Helps Veterans with Benefits and More, December 15, 2017

WPSU, 50 Years After The Vietnam War, Veterans Law Clinic Helps Agent Orange Victims, December 8, 2017

PennState Law, New Agreement Between the VA, ABA To Help Penn State Law Server Veterans, December 8, 2017

UCLA Newsroom, Veterans gain vital legal aid through new UCLA Law clinicVeterans gain vital legal aid through new UCLA Law clinic, December 6, 2017

Dominion Energy, Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic at William and Mary Law School Receives Large Grant from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, December 4, 2017

University of Arizona News, University of Arizona Law Students Impact Lives of Veterans, December 1, 2017

Through the Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic, students represent veterans through a court-monitored, six-month diversion program, giving back and gaining valuable experience. “I couldn’t think of another clinic I’d rather be a part of,” says third-year law student Jonathan Rich, who served five years in the Marine Corps.

NVLMCC, NLSVCC Schools Participate in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, November 9, 2017

On November 4-5, 2017, sixteen law schools participated in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC.  The legal problem involved the scanning processes of the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the records of some veterans that are lost or destroyed in the process.  The final round of the competition was judged by three sitting United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims judges (Judges Michael Allen and Joseph Toth and Senior Judge William Moorman).  Three NLSVCC members participated as competitors in the event:  Syracuse University College of Law coached by Professor Yelena Duterte, University of Denver Sturm College of Law coached by Professors Tim Franklin and Mike Shea, and Stetson University College of Law coached by Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox and alumna Diana Evans.  Professor Hugh McClean, of the University of Baltimore School of Law, judged in the preliminary rounds of the competition. Each team represented their respective Consortium schools professionally and brought their specialized knowledge to the problem.  Syracuse’s Ryan Harrison (2L) and Olivia Fontana (2L), coached by Professor Yelena Duterte, advanced to the quarterfinals. Stetson’s John Arnett (2L) was awarded “Best Oralist” of the competition.  Congratulations to our Consortium participants!

AALS, WVU Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic Director selected as a Bellow Scholar by the American Association of Law Schools, November 1, 2017

Jennifer Oliva, associate professor of law and public health at WVU, has been selected a Bellow Scholar by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).   The Bellow Scholar program recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law teachers seeking to improve the quality of justice in communities, to enhance the delivery of legal services, and to promote economic and social justice. Oliva is the director of the Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic at WVU Law. She is conducting interdisciplinary research to help veterans released from prison return to society and lead productive lives.  The Bellow Scholars program is named for the late Gary Bellow, a Harvard law professor who pioneered modern clinical legal education.  Only four Bellow scholars were selected for the 2017-19 program.

5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine, Breach of Honor, July 28, 2017

Florida Record, Stetson law students help veterans navigate VA, March 2, 2017

ABC 13News Now, WVEC (VIDEO), New Partnership to Help Vets Get Benefits, November 11, 2016