Dear Friends,

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November 11th is a national day to pay our respects to those who have served in uniform, past and present.  Today is not only a day to pay tribute to the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, but to also enjoy some of the freedoms we are afforded by that service. By enjoying those freedoms, we honor our veterans every day of the year. Take the time today to do something that makes you smile: walk your dog, call your family, buy a ridiculously overpriced coffee, express your opinion, say “Hi” to your neighbor, take a drive out to Front Royal, wear your favorite t-shirt, watch Monday Night Football. These examples may seem small, but they are choices you can make every day without a second thought, thanks to the service of our men and women in uniform. Enjoy that feeling of freedom!

George Mason University has been recognized as a military-friendly school by GIJobs.com and has an office devoted to assisting veterans and active-duty service members making a successful transition into the Mason community and university life. The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) is part of George Mason University’s larger dedication to serving the military community. M-VETS was formally established in 2004, in response to legal needs of deployed servicemembers after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The clinic’s dual mission is to provide our law students with hands-on, practical legal experience, while assisting active-duty members of the armed forces, their families, and veterans with free legal representation in matters of clear injustice or where retaining counsel would cause an undue hardship. The clinic is the nation’s oldest law school veterans clinic of its kind and provides the most comprehensive services of any law school veterans legal clinic in the country.    

Since its inception, M-VETS has served over 250 clients and provided the equivalent of over $3.3 million in pro bono legal services. Many of the over 150 M-VETS Student Advisors and other Scalia Law Alumni have served in our armed forces, including the JAG Corps of various military branches; while others have established careers with the Board of Veterans Appeals, Department of Defense, and other government agencies. We spotlight several of these stellar Scalia Law graduates.


Timothy M. MacArthur
Director & Clinical Professor
Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS)
Antonin Scalia Law School



Leigh M. Winstead
Deputy Director & Clinical Professor
Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS)
Antonin Scalia Law School