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Veterans Law Clinic

Founded in 1997, the Veterans Law Clinic (VLC) at Delaware Law is the first pro bono clinical program in the nation focused exclusively on the needs of veterans. VLC faculty, students, staff attorneys, and legal fellows honor and protect low-income and disabled veterans and their families through representation and advocacy

The VLC provides free legal assistance to disabled veterans and their dependents who have been denied compensation by the Department of Veterans Affairs and who wish to appeal. VLC has extended its services to offer more holistic advocacy in such civil legal issues as benefits, housing, expungements, discharge upgrades, and consumer law, as well as health and social services case management.

The VLC also supports a network of more than 70 private attorneys who work cooperatively with the clinic on pro bono cases. The clinic conducts and publishes research on veterans’ treatment, supports an outreach program for veterans at Graterford State Prison in Pennsylvania, and provides resource materials and guidance to other law schools interested in starting their own veterans' clinical programs.

If you are a veteran seeking more information or VLC support, see Information for Visitors or contact us.

If you are a student interested in participating in the VLC, read our Information for Students and download the Delaware Student Clinic Application form.