George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

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

This May 19, 2014 photo shows a a sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC. The VA and Secretary Eric Shinseki are under fire amid reports by former and current VA employees that up to 40 patients may have died because of delayed treatment at an agency hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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 care of our Nation’s Veterans and their families. Read more

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.  Read more

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”). Read more

Sexual Assault, the Military, and Victim Resources

By: Allison Walsh, CLASV Student Advisor Spring 2014

Sexual assault is a serious crime that has recently pervaded the media, particularly in regard to the military services.  “The Pentagon estimates that 26,000 troops were assaulted or raped [in 2012].  But only a fraction of them, about 3,300, filed reports with military police or prosecutors in that time period.” Read more