295.4C sec. 001 - Veterans' Law Practicum Seminar (Spring 2019)
Instructor: George Horvath (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Course End: April 23, 2019
Class Number: 32010
Enroll Limit: 10
As of: 06/11 02:48 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 may 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. Specific days and times this seminar will meet will be coordinated by the instructor.
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Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.