Since 2014, Caleb Stone J.D. ’15 has been a mainstay at William & Mary Law School’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, first as a student, and then as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow.
Most recently he has been named a Professor of the Practice at the Puller Clinic.
An expert on veterans’ benefits law, Stone was crucial in creating the Puller Clinic’s Military & Veterans Health, Policy & Advocacy online certificate program, which was the Law School’s first significant foray in online education. More than 20 students have graduated from the MVHPA program. He has advised hundreds of veterans working through the VA system, and has taught several CLE programs on veterans benefits. He has also guided and supervised dozens of students performing real casework.
Stone’s clients have received more than $1 million in past-due benefits and $8 million in expected lifetime compensation.
Stone received his B.S. in Political Science from Kennesaw State University (summa cum laude) in 2011 and J.D. from William & Mary Law School (cum laude) in 2015, where he received the Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Award for outstanding leadership and public service.
After graduation and admission to the State Bar of Georgia, Stone was back in Williamsburg as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. He serves as manager of Military Mondays, a partnership between the Puller Clinic and Starbuck’s Armed Forces Network through which Puller Clinic staff and students help address challenges veterans and service members face in the disability claims process. He is currently licensed to practice law in Virginia and before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. During the Fall 2019 Semester, he will also teach Legal Writing and Research for LL.M. students.
While at William & Mary Law, Stone was a student in the Puller Clinic, PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic, and Elder Law Clinic. He also worked for the William & Mary University Counsel and the Newport News Public Defender. Stone was involved as a Senior Articles Editor on the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant for Professor Vivian Hamilton, a Student Bar Association Class Representative, and a Student Assembly Senator.
Active in student philanthropy at the Law School, Stone has been the faculty winner of the annual pie-eating contest for the past two years. The competition, held in spring semesters, raises money for Be The Match’s National Bone Marrow Program. He also took first place in this spring’s annual Ali’s Run 5K, which likewise supports the Bone Marrow Drive. He has played guitar at several functions supporting the Public Service Fund, which included participation in the so-called Learned Hand Bluegrass Band.
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