William & Mary's connections to the military date back to its earliest days as a College, when 17 year-old George Washington received his first surveyor's license through the College and returned after the Revolutionary War to become its first American chancellor. As the oldest law school in the nation, William & Mary Law School prides itself on its long service to the nation, and the Veterans Benefits Clinic is another demonstration of William & Mary's commitment to its community.
The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic offers students the opportunity to assist veterans with filing claims for disability compensation with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under attorney supervision, clinic students have the opportunity to interview clients, analyze medical records, communicate with health care providers, and craft strategies to help clients receive disability compensation. These services can have life-changing effects on the veterans we serve. The Managing Attorney, Stacey-Rae Simcox, is a former officer in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps and is a graduate of the William & Mary Law School (Class of 1999).
In recognition that veterans disability issues go beyond their legal claims for benefits, William & Mary Law School has partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University's Center for Psychological Services and Development to help veterans address all of the health and disability concerns that may arise from their service to our nation.
Our contact information is:
Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic
William & Mary Law School
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795
The Puller Clinic relies on private donations and is grateful to the individuals, corporations and foundations who have provided generous support, including: the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund and the Honeywell Hometown Solutions Foundation.
*If you wish to make a gift to help this vital work continue, please click here. We encourage you to honor a fellow Veteran, or support one of the law students doing this important work, today.