Advanced Veterans Advocacy Clinic

2-3 Credit Hours

Program Description
This advanced clinical course is designed for students who have completed the Veterans Advocacy Clinic and desire a more advanced experienced representing veterans at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Students will appear before the court as a law student representative per court rules, work with appellate records, write a statement of the issues for the court and opposing counsel, participate in negotiated settlement discussions with opposing counsel from the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and if necessary brief the case to the court. The student will also maintain client contact and manage client files in a law office environment. Participation in this course is at Professor Simcox's discretion.

Placement Locations
Veterans Law Institute – Stetson College of Law, Gulfport Campus 

Program Requirements:

  • 85 hours per semester (2 credits)
  • 128 hours per semester (3 credits)
  • Detailed weekly report and timesheets
  • Weekly classroom component which meets Thursdays, from 3:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Gulfport Campus.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Successful completion of Veterans Advocacy Clinic
  • Acceptance by Professor Simcox and Professor MacIsaac-Bykowski

Application Requirements:
Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, visit our Clinics and Externships page). Please note this clinic is NOT available during the summer semesters.