Austin Backus 3L and Emon Northe 3L
On Friday, September 15, 2017 Carolina Law students in the
Veterans Legal Assistance Project joined more than 80 other service providers
at the Bull City Stand Down in Durham, N.C. VLAP students distributed
information and counseled less-than-honorably-discharged veterans about how to
apply to upgrade their discharge characterization.
The VLAP students had a chance to put into practice what
they learned earlier this month at the Clinic Intensive Session about the
effects of a less-than-fully honorable discharge from the military, sometimes
called “bad paper.” Bad paper is a barrier to a wide array of benefits offered
by the Department of Veterans Affairs: education, health care, disability
compensation, home loans, and more. In addition, bad paper can be an obstacle
to civilian employment.
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Posted by Jessica Marsden on Thu. September 21, 2017 1:50 PM
Categories: Veterans Legal Assistance Project
this time each year, my Community Development Law (“CDL”) Clinic students
receive their first client assignments – all community based nonprofit organizations
– and begin planning initial interviews with the organizations’ stakeholders.
As a teacher, I take great satisfaction in watching, and to a certain extent
guiding, as the CDL students become comfortable with interviewing and
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Posted by Thomas A. Kelley III (Tom) on Thu. September 7, 2017 1:54 PM
Categories: Community Development Law Clinic
Chris Bagley, CFT Clinic student
Chris Bagley, who was supervised by Prof. Carlene McNulty, shares the following on his experiences in the CFT Clinic this year:
After two years of reading cases and statutory supplements, writing complaints, memos, briefs, and other papers, and compiling, distilling, and rewriting outlines, I was finally going to have “my” day in court.
As a participant in UNC Law’s Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic, I was at Durham County Superior Court with my client for his foreclosure hearing. I had gotten the case in the third week of the semester. Two weeks and a crash-course later, I put on my best suit and felt ready to explain why the opposing party, a large national lender and servicer, was not legally entitled to put my client out on the street.
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Posted by Carlene M. McNulty on Thu. March 31, 2016 12:46 PM
Categories: Consumer Financial Transactions Clinic