As a Widener Law student, you can make a real difference in the lives of people who have served their country. Working with the Veterans Law Clinic, [site + video] you can represent disabled Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania veterans and their dependents before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Courts that handle veterans law cases. The Veterans Law Clinics offers free legal aid to veterans who wish to take an appeal to the BVA and are living at 150% of the poverty level and have been denied benefits by the Regional Office.
Fox Philadelphia News reporter Claudia Gomez interviewed Veteran's Clinic Students and the Director, November 2012. Watch the video and red the full story on MyFoxPhilly.com
- Case Evaluation: Staff or volunteer attorneys with veterans benefits law experience assisted by law student interns review cases and advise clients on a course of action.
- Representation: The Clinic represents clients at or below 150% of the poverty level whose cases have a reasonable probability of success.
- People: The VLC program has a director and two staff attorneys assisted by unpaid volunteers who give their time and knowledge of veterans’ law as part of Widener University School of Law’s outreach to Delaware and Pennsylvania veterans who otherwise would not have a lawyer at a critical time in their lives.
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Director: Justin Holbrook
Widener University School of Law
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803