M-VETS Student-Advisors Awarded Public Service and Outstanding Student Awards

Former M-VETS student-advisors were recently awarded the Emerging Leader in Public Service award and the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Outstanding Student Award. M-VETS student-advisor Jamesian D. Emmanuel was awarded the Antonin Scalia Law School Emerging Leader in Public Service award for his contributions in public service while attending Scalia Law, while M-VETS student-advisor C.J. … Continue reading “M-VETS Student-Advisors Awarded Public Service and Outstanding Student Awards”

National Memorial to Honor Legacy of Native American Military Service

By Spring 2017 M-VETS Student-Advisor Monica Martinez Native Americans have served our nation valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of this very nation. To honor their legacy, Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces, an exhibition that tells … Continue reading “National Memorial to Honor Legacy of Native American Military Service”

The Veterans Choice Improvement Act: An Overview of the changes to the program to extend the program through 2017

  By Spring 2017 M-VETS Student-Advisor Larry Lohmann Last month President Trump signed the Veterans Choice Improvement Act, an extension of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 or Veterans Choice Act. The Act, originally passed and implemented during the Obama administration, requires hospital care and medical services to be furnished to veterans … Continue reading “The Veterans Choice Improvement Act: An Overview of the changes to the program to extend the program through 2017”

VA issues rule to provide disability benefits for Camp Lejeune veterans

By Spring 2017 M-VETS Student-Advisor Rodger Nayak The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has sought to make it easier for certain veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, to obtain disability compensation. The VA awards disability compensation benefits to servicemen and women with injuries that were incurred … Continue reading “VA issues rule to provide disability benefits for Camp Lejeune veterans”

MEBs? PEBs? NDR? Knowing outcomes should inform your decisions

By Spring 2017 M-VETS Student-Advisor Rebecca Eubank When a servicemember is injured on active duty or diagnosed with a condition that leaves him unable to perform his assigned duties, his case is referred to the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES). While this process can be long and at times confusing, knowing the possible outcomes at … Continue reading “MEBs? PEBs? NDR? Knowing outcomes should inform your decisions”

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017: An Overview of Provisions That Matter for Military Service Members and Veterans

By Spring 2017 M-VETS Student-Advisor Anne Kidd On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (“FY17 NDAA”). The NDAA is an annual occurrence and is one-half of the federal budgetary process for the Department of Defense. Background. At the most fundamental level, executive … Continue reading “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017: An Overview of Provisions That Matter for Military Service Members and Veterans”