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295.4D sec. 001 - Veterans Law Practicum (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

Course Start: August 19, 2024
Course End: December 05, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 8
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 8
As of: 07/18 07:03 AM


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. In the Practicum portion, students will conduct project work in consultation with fellow students and the instructor. Practicum project meetings will begin upon the conclusion of the seven-week companion Seminar, at the same day and time as the Seminar.

*All students enrolled in this course must also enroll in the co-requisite course: 295.4C Veterans Law Practicum 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: https://forms.gle/eihofxbEDZjgkdpe8

The priority application deadline is ***April 12, 2024***. 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: rose-carmen-goldberg@berkeley.edu.

More information about the Veterans Law Practicum is available here:
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/article/veterans-law-practicum-student-advocacy-deportation-health-care/
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/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.

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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:
Practicums
Race and Law

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