JURI Number
5977S, 5978S
Credit Hours
Course Description

The Veterans Legal Clinic enlists students to help veterans, to learn about veterans' needs and experiences, and to learn about advocacy in administrative and judicial forums. The Veteran's Clinic represents veterans and their dependents in claims for VA and military benefits. The Clinic serves the entire state of Georgia. Students interview and advise clients, advocate for them before the VA and other agencies, and engage in public outreach. Students work in collaboration with other related professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and other providers who work with veterans. A weekly seminar teaches the law related to the practice, offers perspectives on the experience of veterans, and includes regular assessment of ongoing cases. Students can earn between 4 - 6 credits depending on the hours they work.