Righting the Ship, a short summary of the VA’s failures, and its attempts to fix its issues.

Written by M-VETS Student-Advisors Mike West and Fernando Cota-Wertz “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.” That is the official motto of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.[1] The Department of Veterans Affairs, or the VA for short, is the Federal Department tasked with taking … Continue reading “Righting the Ship, a short summary of the VA’s failures, and its attempts to fix its issues.”

How – and why – a law school veterans clinic works

The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) recently contributed to the ABA Law Student Division Before the Bar blog.  The Before the Bar blog connects students to information on careers and topics within the legal field and spotlights projects that are going on at law schools.  One of these areas, … Continue reading “How – and why – a law school veterans clinic works”

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.  … Continue reading “M-VETS Clinic Now Accepting Student-Advisor Applications for Spring 2017”

M-VETS Expands its Pro Bono Practice Areas to include Expungements

M-VETS Expands its Pro Bono Practice Areas to include Expungements The mission of the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) is to provide active-duty members of the armed forces, their families and Veterans with free legal representation in matters of clear injustice or in which they could not retain counsel without undue hardship. M-VETS … Continue reading “M-VETS Expands its Pro Bono Practice Areas to include Expungements”

M-VETS Community Outreach at a Celebration for Veterans at VFW Post 3103

The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) attended an outreach event at a “Celebration for Veterans” at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3103 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 15 OCT 16.  Student-Advisors Anne Kidd and C.J. Nee represented Scalia Law School and the M-VETS program by providing information to the … Continue reading “M-VETS Community Outreach at a Celebration for Veterans at VFW Post 3103”

M-VETS files Amicus Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of veterans seeking redress in medical malpractice claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) filed an Amicus Curiae brief together with the Baylor Law School Veterans’ Assistance Clinic (“Baylor Clinic”) in an effort to increase available avenues of justice for veterans seeking redress in medical malpractice claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (“VA”). M-VETS and the … Continue reading “M-VETS files Amicus Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of veterans seeking redress in medical malpractice claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

M-VETS Student Advisors Experience as a Legal Assistant with the Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket

M-VETS Student Advisor Mr. Jeremy Glenn recently completed independent study as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael J. Lindner and acted as a legal assistant for the Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket. In his independent study written submission to Professor Michael L. Davis, Mr. Glenn outlines his impressions of the valuable services provided by the Fairfax VTD, as well as, … Continue reading “M-VETS Student Advisors Experience as a Legal Assistant with the Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket”

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M-VETS Recognized by Stetson Veterans Advocacy Clinic The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) was recognized in an article published by WUSF for their legal work for the military and veteran community.  The Stetson Veterans Advocacy Clinic Director, Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox, recognized the valuable legal assistance provided by M-VETS to … Continue reading “Previous News”

MVETS, DAV, and American Legion Host Veterans Benefit Fair

On Saturday March 14, 2015, the George Mason University School of Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10, and American Legion Post 177, are joining forces to host an Information Seminar and Veterans Benefits Fair at Founder’s Hall on the George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA … Continue reading “MVETS, DAV, and American Legion Host Veterans Benefit Fair”