George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

M-VETS Prevails and Secures Service-Connected Medical Separation for Army Veteran

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued a claim before the Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR) seeking a service-connected medical separation for a United States Army Reserve (USAR) veteran. M-VETS filed the claim on behalf of the veteran in 2021 and recently secured a service-connected medical separation, allowing the veteran to access long-overdue Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) housing benefits. Read more

M-VETS Student Advisor Blog Post Used As a Source by the Reentry Coordination Council in Their Report to Congress

(Pictured: Former Student Advisor Todd Mihill)

A blog post written by former student advisor Todd Mihill for the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) was cited in a Report to Congress from the Reentry Coordination Council in April 2022. The Council members include the Attorney General for the U.S. Read more

M-VETS Prevails and Secures Honorable Discharge for Navy Veteran

(Pictured: Student Advisor Kyle Elzey)

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued a claim before the Naval Discharge Review Board (NDRB) seeking a fully Honorable conditions discharge for a Navy veteran. M-VETS filed the claim on behalf of the veteran in 2023 and recently secured a fully Honorable discharge, allowing the veteran to access long-overdue educational benefits. Read more

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

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