Legal Clinic - Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (MVETS)

Credit Hours: 2
Semesters Taught (subject to change):
Note: Instructor Approval Required;
Application information available from CAAS

MVETS enables students to represent active-duty members of the armed forces, their families and veterans in a wide variety of civil and administrative, litigation and non-litigation matters, including consumer-protection, landlord-tenant, family law, contracts, and military law and entitlement matters. Students are supervised by law school instructors or private practitioners with subject matter expertise, attend 2 hours of weekly classroom instruction and status meetings, and conduct an average of 6-10 hours per week (fall & spring), and 10-12 hours per week (summer), of out-of-class casework. Students registered for the fall or spring session of the clinic will receive two (2) total graded credits for this course which are "in-class" credit. Students registered for the summer session of the clinic will receive two (2) total graded credits for this course, one (1) credit is "in-class" and one (1) credit is "out-of-class." Visit for additional information. Application and Permission of the Director are required for registration. Information about application deadlines and process is circulated prior to registration each semester, and additional information can be obtained during the Clinic Information Session hosted each semester by CAAS. Although not dispositive, preference and priority may be given to repeat MVETS Student Advisors (student may take MVETS up to two times) and students who possess a third-year practice certificate or ability to acquire one, and who have completed Family Law, Virginia Practice, Trial Advocacy and/or Pretrial Practice.