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295.4C sec. 001 - Veterans' Law Practicum Seminar (Fall 2024)

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


M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 240
From August 19, 2024
To October 07, 2024

Course Start: August 19, 2024
Course End: October 07, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 07/18 06:48 AM

Please note that for academic year 2024-2025, 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 a gateway to tackling pressing social justice issues, including sexual assault, racism, and discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals. In the Veterans Law Practicum and Seminar (VLP), students learn about these systemic injustices and are armed with the substantive knowledge and lawyering skills necessary to vindicate affected veterans’ rights.

The anticipated focus of Fall 2024 VLP is the advancement of Native American veterans' rights. Projects will likely include: (1) supporting efforts to expand the availability of Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (tribal diversionary courts) for Native veterans facing criminal charges stemming from service traumas, and (2) policy research aimed at expanding remedies for Native veterans unlawfully kicked out of the military due to discrimination.

The Seminar portion of the course will be split between lessons and guest speakers on the laws, policies, and practices affecting Native veterans' rights, and project check-ins. Through the Seminar, students will gain an understanding of substantive veterans law, with a focus on federal benefits and legal remedies available to Native veterans, veterans with mental health conditions, and veterans who were unlawfully kicked out of the military. This will include discussion of veterans law doctrines and evidentiary standards. Students will also learn how to navigate the byzantine Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense administrative systems.

*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.

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 rights and gun violence prevention. 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 various 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. She sits on the Advisory Board of the American Indian Cultural District of San Francisco. Rose has a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from St. John's College's "great books" program in beautiful New Mexico.

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.

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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