Veterans Law Institute

Serving those who serve us.

Our mission is to increase legal services available to the growing population of military members, veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay area by bringing together volunteer attorneys, volunteers from other fields, Stetson faculty, Stetson students and other community organizations. The four components of the Veterans Law Institute include: 

» Legal Help with VA Disability Benefits Appeals

For veterans who need free legal help with VA disability benefits appeals. Students who want to apply to the clinic should visit Clinics and Externships.

» Opportunities for Students

For current and prospective students who are active or retired service members. 

» Policy and Outreach

For anyone interested in learning about the VLI's outreach efforts in the community, legal profession and academia.

Judge Raphael Steinhardt

The Judge Raphael Steinhardt Building, which houses the Veterans Law Institute, was named in honor of the judge's contributions to the institute and an endowed scholarship for student veterans.