295.4C sec. 001 - Veterans' Law Practicum Seminar (Spring 2020)
Instructor: George Horvath (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- Tu 08:10 AM - 09:50 AM
From January 28, 2020
To March 10, 2020
Course End: March 10, 2020
Class Number: 31978
Enroll Limit: 10
As of: 06/16 11:02 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
Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance Benefits
Specific days and times this seminar will meet will be coordinated by the instructor.
ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THIS COURSE MUST ALSO ENROLL IN LAW 295.4D Veterans' Law Practicum Clinic.
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:
Social Justice and Public Interest
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