The Catholic University of America
Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic

 

CCLS's Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic gives students in both our Evening and Day Division the opportunity to represent real clients in real cases under the supervision of an experienced clinical law professor. Student attorneys will fight for the rights of those who have served our country in the armed forces and have been denied veterans’ benefits. Students will work closely with their clients from the initial interview onward and will receive a   thorough grounding in both Administrative Law and Appellate Practice. Students will learn and carry out the practical aspects of fact investigation, legal research, legal drafting, negotiations and oral and written advocacy. In addition, we will offer estate planning services to both veterans and non-veterans alike. Student attorneys will draft wills, trusts, health care directives and powers of attorney.

 

Enrollment preference is given to Evening Division students. 

 

Enrollment Information 

Credit Options 4, 5, or 6 credits
Duration Semester: Fall, Spring or Summer
Open to 2nd, 3rd, 4th (evening) year students
Prerequisites Satisfactory completion of 1st year law school curriculum
Avg Time Commitment

4 credits - 13 hours/week

5 credits - 17 hours/week

6 credits - 20 hours/week

 

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CCLS Veterans Advocacy and Estate Planning Clinic Faculty

Michael McGonnigal

Email: mcgonnigal@law.edu