295.4C sec. 001 - Veterans' Law Practicum Seminar (Fall 2023)
Instructor: Rose Carmen Goldberg (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 10
From August 21, 2023
To October 16, 2023
Course End: October 16, 2023
Enroll Limit: 5
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM
Please note that for academic year 2023-2024, the Veterans Law Practicum Seminar will likely only be offered in the Fall semester (with the Spring seminar open only to continuing students).
The U.S. military is at the center of some of the most important social justice issues of our time: sexual assault, racism, and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals. In this seminar, the companion course to the Veterans Law Practicum, students will learn about the impact of these and other issues on affected service members and veterans.
Specifically, students will gain an understanding of substantive veterans law, with a focus on federal benefits and legal remedies available to military sexual assault survivors, veterans with mental health conditions, and veterans who were unlawfully kicked out of the military. Students will also learn how to navigate the byzantine Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense administrative systems. The seminar will cover foundational veterans law doctrines, evidentiary standards, and claims procedures, as well as current hot topics in veterans law.
*To participate in the seminar, students must submit the application provided in the course listing for the co-requisite course: LAW 295.4D Veterans Law Practicum.
Rose Carmen Goldberg founded a Medical-Legal Partnership for veterans who were unlawfully kicked out of the military consequent to sexual assault, PTSD, and racism. She started the partnership as a Skadden Fellow. Currently, Rose works at the Office of the California Attorney General. She practices impact litigation and policy advocacy, with a focus on veterans, individuals with disabilities, student loans, and ghost guns. Rose has written about veterans issues and sexual assault in numerous outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Hill. Her advocacy has been recognized with awards, including the California Women Lawyers’ Fay Stender Award for humanity and commitment to the underrepresented. Rose’s work background includes health policy at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a stint at the White House working on Native American Affairs, and a fellowship in the U.S. Senate. Rose has a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.P.A. from Columbia University.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
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