Equal Justice America is proud to partner with UDC Law School to fund a Veterans Fellow at the Law School. The Veterans Fellow will work full-time to protect the rights of female veterans, help them receive the benefits they’ve earned and represent women veterans in family law matters including custody disputes, child support and domestic violence.
Funding this Veterans Fellow will hopefully be the first step toward establishing a full-service Legal Clinic for Veterans at UDC.
There are more than two million woman veterans in the United States. In coming years, that number will grow. Twenty percent of currently active duty personnel are women and 16 percent of Gulf War veterans are woman. The advocacy group Disabled American Veterans documented the ways in which a veterans system primarily designed to serve men, is placing women veterans at risk in its report “Women Veterans: The Long Journey Home,” https://www.dav.org/wp-content/uploads/women-veterans-study.pdf.
Please click here to read UDC Law Dean Shelley Broderick’s letter to EJA Executive Director Dan Ruben about the Veterans Fellow Project.
Please contribute generously to support a Veteran’s Fellow at UDC Law School and to help us build a new full-service Legal Clinic for Veterans in the Nation’s Capital.