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Stetson University opens new Veterans Law Institute to serve active duty military and veterans on May 31


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Stetson University College of Law is opening a new Veterans Law Institute on May 31 in Gulfport, Fla. The institute will serve the growing population of active duty military, veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay area, one of the largest concentrations of military veterans in the U.S. The institute’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic will provide representation to veterans seeking government benefits as well as those appealing decisions denying benefits.

WHO: The Honorable Bruce E. Kasold, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, will present the keynote address at the opening of Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute.

WHEN: Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 12 p.m.

WHERE: The event will take place at the new Veterans Law Institute, 6101 13th Ave. S. in Gulfport, adjacent to Stetson’s Gulfport campus.

Parking will be available at Stetson’s main campus at 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport. Visitors with mobility issues may be dropped off at 62nd St. S. and 13th Ave. S. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Great Hall on campus.

WHAT: The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include music, a color guard presentation, the singing of the National Anthem, and a tour of the facility that will house Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute.

“The Veterans Advocacy Clinic represents a new era in Stetson’s historical commitment to both veterans’ rights and experiential legal education,” said Professor Cynthia Batt, the Director of Clinical Education.

RSVP to Laura Cheek at lcheek@law.stetson.edu. Visit www.law.stetson.edu/veterans to learn more.