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Veterans Affairs (LAW-795-007)
Please note that the first meeting of the Veterans Affairs Law course is cancelled. Class will resume January 23.
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
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The textbook for the class will be Paul M. Schoenhard, Veterans Affairs Law (Carolina Academic Press 2011) (ISBN 978-1-61163-030-5).
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):