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295.4C sec. 001 - Veterans' Law Practicum Seminar (Fall 2019)

Instructor: George Horvath  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1

Meetings:

    W 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM
    On 2019-09-11

    W 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Law 136
    On 2019-09-25

    W 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Law 136
    On 2019-10-09

    W 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Law 136
    On 2019-10-16

    W 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Law 136
    On 2019-10-23

    W 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Law 136
    On 2019-11-06

    W 12:50 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location: Law 136
    On 2019-11-13

Course Start: September 11, 2019
Course End: November 13, 2019
Class Number: 32456

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 10
As of: 04/07 11:14 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
Disability Benefits:
The claims process and judicial review
Basis for Entitlement
Defining “In the Line of Duty”
Evidentiary Issues in Veterans Law
Rating Disabilities
The Requirement for Sympathetic Reading of Claims versus Deference to Agency Decisions
Discharge Status Upgrades

Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance Benefits


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.

Prerequisites:
ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THIS COURSE MUST ALSO ENROLL IN LAW 295.4D Veterans' Law Practicum Clinic.

Requirements Satisfaction:


Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.


Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Practicums
Social Justice and Public Interest

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