Founded in 1997 and expanded significantly in 2006, the Veterans Law Clinic (“VLC”) is a pro bono clinical program located at the Wilmington Campus at Widener University School of Law. The VLC faculty, students, staff attorneys, and legal fellows are dedicated to honoring and protecting low-income and disabled veterans and their families through representation and advocacy.
The VLC provides free legal assistance to veterans residing in Pennsylvania and Delaware and surrounding areas with meritorious VA claims resulting from a denial of benefits by their Regional Office. The VLC also engages in community outreach, providing wills and other estate documents to low-income veterans, sharing best practices with other clinics around the country, and recruiting and training local attorneys willing to take on veterans’ cases pro bono.
The recent addition of two Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellows, coupled with two part-time graduate student interns (Master of Social Work candidates), has enabled the VLC to provide more holistic advocacy in a broad range of civil legal issues including benefits, housing, expungements, discharge upgrades, and consumer law, as well as health and social services case management.
If you are a student interested in participating in the Clinic please see the Information for Students
page and download the Delaware Student Clinic Application Form.
If you are a veteran seeking to contact or to obtain more information about the Veterans Law Clinic please see the Information for Visitors
page. You can also find Contact Information
, learn more about how the veterans law clinic can help you
, or explore helpful links and other resources
Fox Philadelphia News reporter Claudia Gomez interviewed Veteran's Clinic Students and the Director, November 2012. Watch the video and red the full story on MyFoxPhilly.com