University of Pittsburgh

Veterans Practicum

Catalog Number: 5973
3.0 Credits
Priority: Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Catalog Requirements: Professional Skills.

This course will explore the structure of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the role of the Regional Office, the structure and rules of the Board of Veterans Appeal and the Rules of Appellate Procedure for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The student will analyze case law and apply it to real world situations to help those who have served our country obtain the benefits they deserve. This class will consist of class meetings 2 hours per week plus 52 hours working with Veterans in the clinic. The course will cover Veterans Affairs Law as it affects compensation for service connected injuries.

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