M-VETS Clinic Now Accepting Student-Advisor Applications for Spring 2017

M-VETS Clinic Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) will begin accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester.  Applications will be accepted until 11 November 2016, however, student-advisors will be selected on a rolling basis until enrollment is met which may occur before the 11 November 2016 deadline.  All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as interviews are scheduled in the order M-VETS receives the application.      

Application and Permission of the Director are required for registration in M-VETS.  To apply, please email an updated resume to mvets@gmu.edu and submit the Student-Advisor Online Application available at:  http://mvets.law.gmu.edu/students/.  Upon receipt and review, a brief interview will be scheduled with the Director and Managing Attorney.

M-VETS enables students to represent active-duty members of the armed forces, their families and veterans in a wide variety of civil and administrative, litigation and non-litigation matters, including consumer-protection, landlord-tenant, family law, contracts, and military and veterans law and entitlement matters.  Students are supervised by law school instructors or private practitioners with subject matter expertise, attend 2 hours of weekly classroom instruction and status meetings, and conduct an average of 6-10 hours per week (fall & spring) out-of-class casework.  Students registered for the fall or spring session of the clinic will receive three (3) total graded credits for this course, two (2) of which are “in-class” credit and one (1) of which is “out-of-class.”  M-VETS meets from 1600-1750 each Wednesday of the spring semester, student-advisors are required to complete office hours, attend director meetings and continue responsibility for the matters to which they have been assigned until the commencement of the summer 2017 semester. 

Selected student-advisors must be available for a 4 hour “boot-camp” which will take place prior to the first M-VETS class.  Although not required or dispositive, preference may be given to applicants that 1) possess or are able to obtain a Third Year Practice Certificate, and/or 2) those who have taken the course once previously or anticipate taking the course for both spring and summer semesters.  If accepted, students will be enrolled by the Records office in the course.

Please direct questions to the M-VETS Director: Timothy M. MacArthur, tmacarth@gmu.edu