Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

U-M President Mark Schlissel and U-M Regent Katherine E. White offered remarks during the launch of Michigan Law's Veterans Legal Clinic.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

The U-M ROTC Color Guard marches into the Aikens Commons for the presentation of colors and the singing of the National Anthem.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

An audience member offers a salute during the singing of the National Anthem.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

Bob Woodruff, '87, whose Bob Woodruff Foundation provided a lead gift that helped to make the Veterans Legal Clinic possible, offered remarks via video while on assignment for ABC News.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

Dave Woodruff, chairman of the board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, gave an address on behalf of his brother, Bob Woodruff, '87, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

Local veterans were among those celebrating the launch of the Veterans Legal Clinic.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

Veteran and 2L Alexis Bailey offered remarks on behalf of clinic students. Bailey is one of six law students working in the Veterans Legal Clinic.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

U-M President Mark Schlissel, Michigan Law Dean Mark West, and Dave Woodruff, chairman of the board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, share a laugh at the event.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

The U-M ROTC Color Guard marches out of the Aikens Commons.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law Josh Kay waves as attendees applaud his role as director of the clinic.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

Veteran Robert Hines, a 3L, shares a laugh with a fellow veteran while holding a trophy presented to the Veterans Legal Clinic from the Michigan National Guard Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Veterans Legal Clinic Launch November 5, 2015

Veterans Legal Clinic students, L-R: 2L Alexis Bailey, 3L Ki Hoon Kim, 2L Joseph Gookin, 3L Sarah Jaward, 3L Lance Taylor, and 3L Robert Hines.

SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE US  Michigan Law School celebrated the launch of its Veterans Legal Clinic on November 5. The clinic offers veterans and, in some cases, their immediate families, legal help in civil matters such as family law (divorce, custody, support, and visitation), eviction, consumer problems, foreclosure, and employment cases. The clinic also assists veterans with service-related matters such as disability benefits and discharge status challenges. Second- and third-year law students, under the supervision of faculty, represent veterans who primarily live and work in southeast Michigan. The Veterans Legal Clinic launch featured an address from Dave Woodruff, chairman of the board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, whose seed gift--along with a lead gift from Susan and Tom Washing, '66, and gifts from other individuals, firms, and foundations--helped the Veterans Legal Clinic become the Law School's 18th clinic this fall.  

Photos by Leisa Thompson Photography.

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