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TransLand Donates to Veterans Clinic to Support Missouri Veterans

August 28, 2023 Missouri-based trucking company TransLand has donated more than $4,000 to the MU Veterans Clinic to support Missouri veterans. Last year, TransLand introduced its innovative camouflage fleet. While this fleet of camo semis provided aesthetic appeal and efficient delivery services, it also held a greater and profound purpose — making a meaningful contribution…

Housing heroes: New program to support veterans experiencing homelessness

A $150,000 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs will fund the Homeless Veterans Outreach Program, a new initiative from the University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic. Contact: Courtney Perrett, 573-882-6217, cperrett@missouri.edu Since 2009, the number of veterans experiencing homelessness across the United States has shrunk by more than 50%, according to a…

Brent Filbert Named NIMJ Fellow

University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic Director Brent Filbert has been named a fellow at the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ). Professor Filbert was selected as a fellow of the institute based on his abilities and expertise in the fields of military law and veterans law. He will serve a two-year term…

Staff Spotlight — Meet Anita Cowan

Anita Cowan is one of the Clinic’s newest staff faces. Beginning work for the Clinic in April, Anita serves as Clinic’s executive assistant. She has worked in several areas at the University of Missouri for more than 20 years, including the…

A Successful Symposium

The Veterans Clinic held its annual symposium this April to examine and discuss how future veterans law advocates can handle instances of discrimination in the military. Interim Dean Paul Litton kicked off the symposium with…

Student Spotlight – Meet Ethan Attebery

After completing a degree in agribusiness at Oklahoma State University, Ethan Attebery decided to attend law school to earn a practical, versatile degree. Having just completed his…

A Veteran Serving Veterans

Mizzou Law is proud of its many interdisciplinary connections, from partnerships with other institutions on campus to hosting students with diverse academic backgrounds. The Veterans Clinic, which provides veterans with free legal services as they pursue discharge upgrades and disability compensation claims, is pleased to announce retired physician Dr. Stephen Brietzke has joined the clinic…

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Private support is vital to continuing the Veterans Clinic mission of helping veterans “Thank you for your service.” A phrase used across America to veterans and current members of the military to express gratitude for the sacrifice made for our country. Jane and Roger Harris decided they wanted to do more. And do more they…

A Message from the Clinic Founder

This note is bittersweet because it is my last newsletter message for the Veterans Clinic.  I am very excited to start enjoying retirement at the end of the year! The Clinic has truly been an exceptional part of my life and I will be forever grateful to…

Mizzou Law Student, Veterans Clinic Director File Amicus Brief in the US Supreme Court

On March 29, Mizzou Law 2L Katherine Frerking and Professor Angela Drake, director of the MU Veterans Clinic, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court for an upcoming case. The case, Skaar v. McDonough, is a putative class action involving hundreds of veterans who were exposed to large amounts of radioactive plutonium dust…