George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

M-VETS Receives $30,000 Grant from Virginia Law Foundation to Support M-VETS American Legion Post 139 Advice and Referral Clinic

(Pictured L-R: VLF Vice President Stephen Noona, M-VETS Director Timothy MacArthur, and VLF President Hon. Jane Marum Roush)

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Virginia Law Foundation (“VLF”) to support its new initiative, the M-VETS American Legion Post 139 Advice and Referral Clinic.  Read more

M-VETS Secures Almost $13,000 in Disability Compensation at Board of Veterans’ Appeals Hearing for U.S. Navy Veteran

(Pictured:  M-VETS Student Advisors Amanda Nhek and James Caruso)

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) appealed an incorrect Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) disability rating decision. They secured an increase in the overall DVA disability rating, as well as a disability payment of almost $13,000, for a U.S. Read more

The Veterans Treatment Court: A Resurgence of Rehabilitation as a Goal of the Criminal Justice System

Written by Summer 2023 M-VETS Student Advisor Rebecca McGuinness.

Since the criminal justice system’s inception, rehabilitation has stood as a primary end towards which policymakers direct legislation.[1] The premise underpinning this objective is that the human person has the capacity to both abandon criminal activity and reform their behavior. Read more

M-VETS Secures $396,000 in DVA Disability Compensation for Vietnam Veteran

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The Antonin Scalia Law School Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) secured a total of $396,000.00 in Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) disability compensation payments for a veteran due to his service in Vietnam. M-VETS had previously secured the Veteran $123,000.00 in retroactive disability payments but argued at a hearing before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) that the Veteran was entitled to additional disability payments. Read more

M-VETS Honored with Arlington County Bar Foundation Grant

(Pictured:  ACBF Treasurer Jennifer Brust, M-VETS Director Timothy MacArthur and Deputy Director Leigh Winstead)

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) received a $1,500 grant from the Arlington County Bar Foundation (“ACBF”) to support M-VETS’s pro bono legal work in the Arlington community.  Read more

The DARB: A Second Chance for Veterans or Just Another Military Board?

Written by Spring 2023 M-VETS Student Advisor Connor Brantley.


On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) into law. As part of the Act, Congress created a new remedy for DOD Service members separated on or after December 20, 2019 seeking an appeal of their discharge characterization and who have exhausted all available appeals with the appropriate Service Discharge Review Board (DRB) and Board for Correction of Military/Naval Records (BCM/NR).[ Read more