19 Mar 2024 2:01 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Post-graduate Fellow for its Veterans Legal Clinic.

The Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia, seeks a post-graduate fellow to start on or after August 1, 2024.  For full consideration, apply by Monday, March 25, 2024, at

The Clinic represents veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Veterans Administration and from the military. We represent veterans who live in Georgia, with a particular focus on homeless and other vulnerable veterans. We work at a land-grant institution, with a mission to reach out to veterans in smaller cities and rural communities.

We handle claims for benefits from the VA and discharge change petitions with the military and the VA. We have an active referral practice and work closely with the 17 clinics at our law school on other issues, including landlord-tenant, family, and criminal law issues.

And we are a teaching law practice that enrolls up to 12 law students every semester. Our students dedicate over 5,500 hours of service to veterans each year.

The Fellow will represent veterans, work with students, and engage in outreach and education for veterans in Georgia. The Fellow works with three other full-time advocates: the clinic director, a staff attorney, and a paralegal.

The Fellow position is a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. In return, we support fellows whose career path may include veterans benefits practice, clinical teaching, or government service.

We seek recent law graduates with 0 – 3 years of experience. We give preference to candidates who have: served in the military; advocated for veterans and their families; represented clients, especially in administrative proceedings and federal appeals; worked in a clinical or other law practice setting, especially in public interest settings; or engaged in outreach and community education. Applicants should possess exceptional writing skills, strong organizational ability, and a demonstrated commitment to serving the public.

For further information, contact Professor Alex Scherr at


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