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USSC Justice Cites Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Amicus Brief in Dissenting Opinion

An amicus brief written by Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic students and faculty was cited three times by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in his dissenting opinion in George v. McDonough. The case, decided on June 15, found that discharged military veteran Kevin George was not entitled to have his earlier decision denying veterans benefits for preexisting mental health issue,…

Coming together for veterans

Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic has announced a new program to partner with medical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. This partnership will involve collaboration between the two professional schools with regard to securing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation benefits for veterans. Mizzou medical students will collaborate with law students…

Veterans Clinic to offer free legal consultations for veterans in Cape Girardeau County

WHAT: The University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic, through its Tigers for Troops program, will offer free legal consultations to veterans in Cape Girardeau County, regarding United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits, discharge upgrades and VA healthcare. This event will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, at the VFW Post 3838, 1049 N Kingshighway, Cape…

Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Announces Julia E. Rives as the New Clinical Director

The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic recently announced the hiring of Julia Rives as its new clinical director. As clinical director, Julia will be primarily responsible for the classroom component of the clinic, supervision of the students, and the clinic’s amicus brief writing efforts. Julia grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Missouri and received her Bachelor of…

Veterans Clinic announces new Military Lawyer Transition Program

With generous donations from Susan Combs of Combs and Co. and Diana Pendleton, through her friend Dorothy Connell Berry, the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic recently announced the creation of the Military Lawyer Transition Program (MLTP). This new program is designed for Mizzou Law students who will be entering a Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) program in one of America’s armed…

Veterans Clinic’s Brent Filbert featured on bi-monthly radio show

The Veterans Clinic’s Brent Filbert is on a bi-monthly radio show on iHeart Radio and WOVN Chicago called “America’s Heroes Group Roundtable Serving Disabled Veterans in Rural America.” Filbert discusses the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic in general and talks about rural outreach to veterans through Tigers for Troops. The radio shows is airing at 5 p.m. (CT) on the fourth…

Tigers for Troops helps Dent County veterans via videoconference

During a July 22 session, Tigers for Troops assisted over a dozen veterans in Dent County to obtain VA health care services. Tigers for Troops is a partnership of the University of Missouri Extension and the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic and helps connect veterans to vital resources through one-on-one consultations by videoconference. It is funded through a grant…

Veterans Clinic remembers heroes this Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is a special time in which we honor the men and women who died serving our nation. The grave site pictured is of Joe Green, father of the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Founder and Director Angela Drake. He lost his life while bravely serving our nation during the Vietnam War and we will forever be grateful for…