295.4C sec. 001 - Veterans' Law Practicum Clinic Seminar (Fall 2018)
Instructor: George Horvath (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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- W 3:35 PM - 4:25 PM
Location: Law 111
From August 22, 2018
To November 30, 2018
Course End: November 30, 2018
Class Number: 32342
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 06/11 02:26 PM
This seminar is the companion to the Veterans Law Practicum. Seminar students will acquire a basic understanding of the problems that many veterans confront, the complex array of benefits that are available to veterans, and how a typical disability claim is evaluated, developed, and litigated. Participants will be required to write a five page paper on a topic to be determined in consultation with the instructor.
A partial list of topics that will be covered includes:
History of Veterans Benefits and the Department of Veterans Affairs
The claims process and judicial review
Basis for Entitlement
Defining “In the Line of Duty”
Evidentiary Issues in Veterans Law
The Requirement for Sympathetic Reading of Claims versus Deference to Agency Decisions
Discharge Status Upgrades
Mental Health Issues and Mental Health Benefits
Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance Benefits
Attorneys in the VA System: Paternalism, Rights, and Representation
ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THIS COURSE MUST ALSO ENROLL IN LAW 295.4D Veterans' Law Practicum Clinic
Law 295.4D is a co-requisite of this course.
Exam Notes: (None) This course has no final (no exam, no paper, no trial or arguements).
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Practicums
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest
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