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Veterans Affairs Law (LAW-786-001)
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As yet another generation of soldiers is discharged from the military, there is a tremendous need for veterans legal services. The array of benefits that have been promised to military veterans and their families are not easily obtained, and many veterans struggle to navigate the complicated system without the assistance of counsel. This course will introduce students to the bodies of law that govern the administration of veterans benefits. The course will focus the bulk of its attention on how veterans’ claims are adjudicated through the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and, ultimately, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Through the course, students will be provided with the background necessary to serve effectively as much-needed pro bono counsel in the future.
Textbooks and Other Materials
Veterans Affairs Law Author: Schoenhard Edition: N/A ISBN: 9781611630305
First Class Readings
Read chapter 1 of the recommended textbook.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):