Veterans Appellate Clinic (5211)

This Clinic allows students to represent disabled veterans and/or their survivors before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Students will have the opportunity to obtain appellate litigation experience while performing pro bono services and learning the expectations, methods and technical aspects of representation before the Court.

The VAC integrates administrative law and forensic medicine and requires students to interview, investigate, research and develop the law and facts so as to pursue appeals by writing and filing  opening briefs and reply briefs for the Appellant. The Clinic will discuss issue framing, litigation strategy, briefing conferences, Court rules and electronic case filing.

Interns will meet weekly for the classroom component and are obligated to spend an average of nine office hours per week on their cases.  Numerically graded.

Course Details

  • Credits: 3