Widener Law salutes U.S. veterans; School is national leader in services for veterans.
Published: November 10, 2008
reed bergEvery day is Veterans Day at Widener Law

As the nation marks Veterans Day this week, Widener Law continues to demonstrate that it is a national leader in assisting disabled veterans.

The school began the country’s first program 11 years ago to help these American heroes in their attempts to secure financial benefits from Veterans Affairs. Today, students under the direction of Professor Thomas J. Reed, have collected more than $1.3 million in back-owed benefits on behalf of veterans predominantly in the Delaware and Pennsylvania areas.

The program has expanded in recent years, evolving into a full-fledged legal clinic, with offices in Dover, Del., on the Harrisburg campus and on the main campus in Chester.

This week, the clinic was the subject of a lengthy profile story in The Philadelphia Inquirer

The school will also present a daylong symposium on veterans law Friday, Nov. 14 on the Harrisburg campus.

Widener Law salutes our nation’s veterans and demonstrates that with us, every day of the year is an opportunity to honor the courageous men and women who have given so much for our freedom.