Stacey-Rae Simcox

Stacey-Rae Simcox

Associate Professor of Legal Skills and Director, Veterans Advocacy Clinic

B.S.C./B.A., Ohio University
J.D., William & Mary School of Law

Veteran's Advocacy Clinic

Stacey-Rae Simcox is associate professor of legal skills and director of Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic. She teaches in the areas of veterans benefits law, administrative law, trusts and estates, and legal skills. Professor Simcox joined Stetson in July 2014 from William & Mary Law School, where she was the founder and director of the nationally recognized Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Under Professor Simcox’s direction, the Puller Clinic was recognized as a model for law schools serving veterans and was certified as a national best practice clinical program by the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Professor Simcox has helped to establish a unique medical-legal partnership between Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine which allows medical students and faculty to collaborate with law students and faculty to collaborate for the benefit of disabled veterans.

Professor Simcox is the Reporter to the Uniform Law Commission’s Model Veterans Treatment Court Act. She is a founding member of the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium and serves as its secretary. She was also a founding member of the Helping Veterans through Higher Education program, a collaboration between universities and colleges in and outside of Virginia that trains graduate students in a cross-disciplinary setting, creates opportunities for faculty research, and helps active duty military and veterans. She serves on the Tampa Bay MyVA Community Engagement Board.

Professor Simcox regularly speaks on veterans law topics, provides training to other law schools on creating successful veterans clinics, and conducts outreach to homeless veterans. She has testified before the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation and has spoken to media including the Associated Press, NPR, and MSNBC.

Professor Simcox has presented before the National Conference on Law Clinics Serving Veterans, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Judicial Conferences, the American Psychological Association, the AALS Conferences on Clinical Legal Education, the AALS Annual Conference, and at multiple task forces and CLE’s.

Professor Simcox co-edited and contributed two chapters to Servicemembers and Veterans Rights and wrote a chapter for the American Bar Association Military. She and Professor Michael Allen have co-authored a casebook (forthcoming) Veterans Benefits: Law, Theory, & Practice (Carolina Press).


Professor Simcox is a veteran of eight years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps on active duty and in the U.S. Army Reserves, reaching the rank of Major. She is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law. Her experience includes courtroom advocacy as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and Trial Counsel and regulatory and administrative law advising for the U.S. Army. She also clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Susan Crawford of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In private practice, Professor Simcox focused on elder law and veterans issues. 

Phone: 727-562-7800 ext. 7732 |
Office: CR-206A/Veteran's (Gulfport)