Legal Obstacles Veterans Encounter

The Bay Area counties account for the largest homeless veteran population in the nation. Berkeley Law will address the current situation through our student advocacy and integration of our legal network to improve a systemic community problem.

L.O.V.E.’s purpose is to provide support for veterans to overcome legal obstacles. This objective covers a wide variety of legal areas governed by several different entities, namely the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and state and local agencies.

L.O.V.E. provides legal assistance to U.S. military veterans through research projects and client advocacy to secure earned medical, housing, and compensatory benefits.  

We are currently assisting Swords to Plowshares to compile a self-help guide to assist elderly veterans navigate their benefits. 

Supervision: Students will receive training from and be under the supervision of attorneys at Swords to Plowshares

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours /week. More work is always allowed and can be assigned on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please contact the student leaders at LOVE_SLP@berkeley.edu.