PTSD and MST Issues in Veterans' Disability Cases: New Developments

Veterans Clinic Symposium

November 11, 2014
Hulston Hall

Overview

Last year, 22 veterans a day died from suicide: one every 65 minutes. Female veterans experienced an 11% increase in suicides in 2013. Military sexual trauma impacted over 20% of females in the service and 1% of males.

There is a problem. Time is of the essence in addressing the issue. For these reasons, the Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law looks forward to bringing together a strong group of knowledgeable professionals to discuss their views of PTSD and how we can bring about changes to these statistics.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

This symposium is approved for 3.9 hours of mandatory continuing legal education credit in the state of Missouri.

Veterans Clinic

Students at the University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic help veterans and their families secure disability benefits.

Student work is done at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals level and before the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. Students are supervised by an experienced attorney at each step, and will have the opportunity to work in a law firm atmosphere within the law school serving real client needs. Law students interested in personal injury, civil litigation or administrative law will benefit from the skills taught in this clinic.