clinics and centers: Veterans Legal Advocacy Center

GGU Law’s Veterans Legal Advocacy Center seeks to open the profession to more of our distinguished veterans and to both create and partner with others to offer programs that serve our students and support the legal needs of the broader veterans community.

OPENING THE PROFESSION

YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

GGU Law’s Yellow Ribbon Program provides qualifying veteran students with matching grants that cover 100% of tuition.

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LAW CAREER SERVICES FOR VETERANS

GGU's Law Career Services Office (LCS) offers individualized services to help our veteran students achieve their professional goals. Whether students seek opportunities with JAG offices or in the civilian workforce, we help them identify the steps to target employers, pursue opportunities, and prepare themselves to be the most compelling candidates for any position for which they apply. Our lawyer-counselors advise veteran students on how to translate their military experience into compelling CV's and talking points. We also work closely with the school's Externship and Clinic programs, assisting students who wish to use these valuable work experiences to strengthen their professional profiles. LCS staff members collaborate closely with the Veteran Law Students Association to support the career development needs of our veteran students. The LSVC's October 18, 2013 Veterans Law Conference will feature a Mentoring Mixer for law students interested in becoming JAG attorneys and veteran law students who would like help translating their military experience into compelling CV's.

VETERANS LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

The Veterans Law Student Association (VLSA) is dedicated to the growth and advancement of veteran law students and those in our community interested in veterans' rights. We seek to promote awareness of veterans' issues within the legal community, as well as enable our members to connect and collaborate with a diverse range legal professionals who serve the interests of veterans.

SERVING STUDENTS & THE VETERANS COMMUNITY

VETERANS LAW EXTERNSHIP CLINIC

LAW 776A Externship: Veteran's Benefits

Students assist veterans with benefits-related legal needs under the supervision of distinguished veteran, attorney, and alumnus Dan Devoy (JD 10).

Students have the opportunity to work as a team to process and argue cases for veteran's disability benefits through the Department of Veteran's Affairs or the Veteran's Board of Appeals by submitting written briefs and by personal appearance before the Board of Students. Students will be supervised by one attorney, but will work in teams of two. Prerequisite/Corequisite: LAW 776B Veteran's Benefits.

VOICE

GGU Law's new Veteran's Online Information Center (VOICe). GGU Law has partnered with Pearl.com, which offers pro bono legal information online, to provide veterans with benefits information online. Supervised by alumnus Dan Devoy (JD 10), students have just begun to fill the justice gap for veterans through this program as well as our Externship Clinic.

EVENTS

GGU LAW'S FIFTH ANNUAL CHIEF JUSTICE RONALD M. GEORGE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: VETERANS IN THE JUDICIARY

October 17, 2013, 6 - 7:30 pm

The 2013 Lecturer was Associate Justice Ming W. Chin, Supreme Court of California. Lecture was followed by a panel discussion. Panelists included Associate Justice Chin; Judge James McFetridge, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento; and Judge Henry T. Wingate, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi. The panel moderator was Gordon Erspamer, Partner (Ret.), Morrison & Foerster LLP.

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VETERANS LAW CONFERENCE

In Fall 2013, GGU Law worked with the Law Students Veterans Coalition (LSVC), a consortium of students from Northern California law schools, to host this landmark conference at GGU Law.  View details.

The LSVC aims to continue this annual conference, bringing together students, attorneys, veterans and veterans advocates to discuss the critical justice gaps veterans face and how organizations and advocates are addressing them.


LAW STUDENT VETERANS COALITION

GGU Law is a member of the Law Students Veterans Coalition of Northern California, which supports the professional development of its members and facilitates collaboration among members and schools to assist the veterans community. Other member schools include Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Stanford Law School, UC Davis School of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, and University of San Francisco School of Law. To join, contact LSVC.NorCal@gmail.com.