Veterans Legal Assistance Practicum.

Veterans Legal Practicum

Want to help veterans and their families? Students enrolled in our Veterans Legal Practicum will study and serve the unmet needs of our country’s heroes.

New York State’s Justice for Heroes program provided a grant to UB Law to help create the Veterans Legal Assistance Practicum. This practicum builds on past success of other veterans work in the law school and efforts of the nationally-recognized veterans programs across the UB campus. Our team is here to help students become advocates for veterans in need of legal assistance, provide guidance and aid for veterans with legal questions, and provide support for attorneys or individuals interested in becoming VA-accredited representatives.

Practica Faculty

  • Professor Kim Diana Connolly (fauclty page)
  • Adjunct Professor Anthony Kuhn

Help us support our Veterans

Please designate your gift for the “Veterans Legal Assistance Practicum” in the instructions section of the donation form.

Veterans Students Attorneys

For Veterans

Veteran Legal Help Desk

Free, confidential assistance is now available online! Schedule a 30-minute online consultation with our student veteran advocates to discuss any legal issues you may have.

Please contact law-veterans@buffalo.edu for more details.

Filing A Claim

Our student advocates will help you identify whether or not you have a potential claim to receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our advocates may then refer you to a specified veterans representative or attorney, who you can choose to assign as your representative. Once you’ve assigned an individual or organization, your claim will remain with them until it is approved or denied by the VA.

You may file a claim without a representative or attorney, but electing someone to represent you increases the likelihood of a successful claim and may expedite the filing process.