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Addressing gaps in legal services for veterans

Standing guard with a wreath outside of War Memorial.

Read the full story by Eileen Korey in the Cornell Chronicle.

In 2023, Cornell Law School launched a new practicum course that serves military veterans. The Veterans Legal Practicum—designed by members of the Cornell Law Veterans Association and Law School staff—addresses a wide gap in legal services for veterans in need of legal information, advice, and representation.

Enrolled students serve veterans in need under the supervision of licensed attorneys. These attorneys have backgrounds in disability claims and veterans benefits.

“This practicum—and the chance to connect Law School students with solo practitioners who want to help—will narrow the gap and make a real difference,” says Michaela K. Rossettie Azemi, director of public interest and community engagement at Cornell Law School.