The Veterans Advocacy Project seeks to examine and address both individual and systemic legal issues affecting veterans and their families.
Launched in 2015, the Project initially sought to address the lack of affordable legal services for veterans. To fill this need, the Project developed the Veterans Coffee and Counsel Program, wherein student attorneys provide limited scope legal services to veterans in need, and the Wills for Heroes Program, wherein student attorneys draft wills and other estate planning documents for veterans and their spouses. The Project also provides full service representation in certain civil matters and through the Clinic’s Clean Slate Project. The Veterans Advocacy Project also seeks to advance policies that both honor and benefit those who served.