"Ahead of the Curve" is a weekly column about notable developments and innovation in legal education by Karen Sloan of Law.com. Ms. Sloan touched base on November 12 in honor of Veterans Day with the Law School's Military Mondays program, a partnership between the Law School's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and Starbucks' Armed Services Network. Puller Clinic staff and students spend select Monday afternoons each month at a Starbucks in Williamsburg helping veterans and services members with challenges they face in the disability claims process.
Ms. Sloan spoke with Caleb Stone J.D. '15, an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at the Puller Clinic, about some of Miltary Mondays' milestones. She reported that the program has assisted 369 veterans with claims through November 2018. In addition, about 26 organizations around the country, including 10 law schools, have hosted Military Mondays programs with guidance and best practices provided by the Puller Clinic.
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About the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic
The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic offers students at William & Mary Law School 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. Learn more about the clinic.