(PRWEB) August 22, 2013
The John Marshall Law School shows off its newly renovated space in downtown Chicago for its nationally recognized veterans legal assistance program.
The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) at The John Marshall Law School will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2013, for its new facility at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and Plymouth Court in Chicago’s Loop.
Elected officials and strategic partners of the VLSC have been invited to attend the ribbon-cutting event that will officially open the new 5,300 square foot facility designed with groundbreaking PTSD design elements to meet the needs of veterans.
“We’re all here to serve those who served us,” said Brian Clauss, executive director for the VLSC. VLSC was the first law school program of its kind and has inspired other law schools throughout the country to begin their own veterans legal programs.
The law school purchased the three-story building at 19 W. Jackson Blvd. with the intention of moving the VLSC into that space. The VLSC, organized in 2006, is a national leader in serving veterans on all aspects of Veterans Benefits Administration claims from the initial, factual intake to the technical representation of claims at the appellate level.
Until spring of 2013, students worked in a small office space in the law school’s Plymouth Court building.
Law students working in the VLSC gain real-world experience working in-person with veterans while under the direct supervision of licensed clinical attorneys and professors.
VLSC completes the major renovations work at John Marshall during the past three years. Other renovations include converting first-floor storefront space into a new student commons and cafeteria and giving the law school a main entrance onto Chicago’s State Street. Its second-floor Sargis-Miner Student Lounge was also revamped. These renovations were included in American School & University’s 2013 American School and University Educational Interiors Showcase.
For additional information, visit http://www.jmls.edu/veterans/.
About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.