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295.4D sec. 001 - Veterans Law Practicum (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Rose Carmen Goldberg  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Course Start: August 21, 2023
Course End: December 06, 2023

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 5
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 5
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

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. Students in the Veterans Law Practicum will fight these injustices through targeted advocacy projects.

The Practicum prioritizes advocacy on behalf of marginalized veterans, including sexual assault survivors, and veterans suffering from homelessness, criminal-legal system involvement, and mental health conditions. Each year's Practicum projects are designed to respond to the needs of the veterans community. In the past, Practicum students have done policy advocacy on behalf of deported veterans, worked to correct the discharge statuses of local veterans unlawfully kicked out of the military consequent to experiencing sexual assault and discrimination, and to secure VA disability benefits for veterans with mental health conditions stemming from service.

*All students enrolled in this course must also enroll in the co-requisite course: 295.4C Veterans Law Practicum Seminar. Practicum project meetings will begin upon the conclusion of the seven-week companion Seminar, at the same day and time as the Seminar.

Participation in the Practicum is by application. (Only one application is required for both the Seminar and Practicum components.) Please complete the application at this link:

The priority application deadline is ***April 12, 2023***. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered on a rolling basis as space permits. If you have any questions about the application process please email instructor Rose Carmen Goldberg:

More information about the Veterans Law Practicum is available here:

Instructor Bio:
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.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class may count towards either the J.D. Experiential Requirement or the J.D. Race and Law Requirement but not both.

This class may count towards only one academic requirement.

The Race and Law Requirement applies to the class of 2026 and beyond.

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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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