The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) is a three-credit course that aims to provide Mason Law students with hands-on, practical experience across a wide range of matters, supplemented by a weekly instructional period exploring topics such as legal ethics, client interviewing and counseling, negotiation and case preparation. If unfamiliar, students can expect to learn about the military history and structure of our armed forces, issues that affect their readiness, and how world events (domestic and international) impact military members professional and family lives.
Participation in the course involves the drafting of detailed weekly case status reports, thorough and accurate time sheet recordation and submission, and effective written and oral communication between student and supervising attorney on work completed and performed. Research on various topics affecting our military may also be assigned.
Students are supervised by clinic staff and private practitioners who volunteer their time and experience. To learn more about the opportunities M-VETS can provide to Scalia Law students, view the following short video to hear from Rebecca about her experiences as a student-advisor for M-VETS:
Students interested in participating as student advisors may submit our Student Advisor Application.