Veterans Advocacy Project
The Veterans Advocacy Project, a collaboration between the Rocky Mountain Veterans Advocacy Project and the Sturm College of Law, offers a seminar and externship course in which students, together with professors and other attorneys, assist veterans with their VA Disability Benefit Compensation claims and Discharge Upgrades. Students will be simultaneously enrolled in the Military Law and Veterans Advocacy course for the Spring or Fall semesters, as well as 3 credit hours in the externship program.
"My time working at the Rocky Mountain Veterans Advocacy Project was the most rewarding and meaningful part of being in law school. I served in the Army before law school, and I was thankful to have the opportunity as a law student to be part of an organization that helps fellow military veterans. From working directly with clients to writing legal briefs, I feel that my time at the Rocky Mountain Veterans Advocacy Project has provided me with some of the most practical and useful skills that I know I will be able to rely on for the rest of my legal career."Brett Bailey Denver Law, Class of 2023
Sturm College of Law Veterans Advocacy Project Helps Veterans Regain BenefitsClinic has recovered more than $16.2 million for Colorado veterans
Sturm College of Law Veterans Advocacy Project Fights for Veterans' Benefits and Quality of LifeClinic has recovered more than $7.2 million for Colorado veterans.
DU Ranks in the Top 50 Best Colleges for VeteransDU ranks 50th in the Best College for Veterans category in 2021. This boost reflects the University’s continued push to provide more programs and opportunities targeted at veterans and military personnel.
In the News
Breach of Honor
5280 Magazine, August 2017
Veterans who leave the military with other-than-honorable discharges often are denied health care and other Veterans Affairs benefits. Yet many suffer from conditions—such as post-traumatic stress disorder—that could have contributed to the behaviors that got them kicked out in the first place. The University of Denver’s Veterans Advocacy Project wants to help.
University of Denver Law Clinic Recovers More Than $7.2 Million for Colorado Veterans
Volunteers of America, September 2018
In a small office on the second floor, a dedicated tranquility can be found – in the home of a life-changing law clinic that has been operating through the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law for the last three years.
An Honorable Charge
Denver Law Alumni Magazine, Spring 2017
As the sister of a Navy pilot, Maggie Toth, JD’17, long has been sensitive to challenges facing America’s military veterans, whether those challenges involve securing benefits or receiving timely medical care.
"My time with the RMVAP as a student attorney is a time I will cherish for life. It will forever be one of my favorite law school memories. Not only do the people in this office genuinely care about others, but they make every effort to help our veterans in every way. While working with the RMVAP, I was able to assist veterans with meaningful and necessary legal needs. Any veteran coming their way is a lucky one."Ligia Mensah Denver Law, Class of 2023