The Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law hosted an Open House on Saturday, April 27. Thanks to a generous gift to expand the space, the clinic can help more veterans and teach more students.
The new clinic space includes a private conference room, an office for mental health therapy and health care enrollment and multi-use open spaces.
At the Open House, the clinic staff welcomed members of the Jefferson Club, who were in town for Donor Recognition Weekend.
Professors Angela Drake and Brent Filbert presented the King Award, honoring kindness and competence, to two students in honor of the clinic’s first administrative assistant, Amy King. The recipients of this year’s King Award were 3L Ally Brown and 2L Alec Guy.
“I was lucky to work alongside Amy King in the clinic and see how she puts her heart into her work,” Brown said. “She taught students diligence, organization, kindness and dedication just by her actions. I’m honored to receive this award named after Amy because she has been a great example of what it takes to be a good advocate.”
Guy said working in the clinic has been an invaluable experience.
“I will use the lessons I have learned here throughout my legal career,” he said. “I am honored and grateful to receive the King Award.”
One of the feature walls in the clinic space lists the names of more than 100 donors, named The Vanguard.
Several Vanguard members including Rachel Reby Eidelman and David Eidelman, Chris Dunn and Ben Thomas attended the Open House.