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Three Albany Law School students will make an impact on the lives of veterans and their families this summer.
Through Albany Law School's Veterans Rights Summer Fellowship, the students will work with local agencies to advance the legal rights of veterans. They will gain legal experience by assisting with landlord-tenant, unemployment, and housing matters, among a multitude of other issues, all of which could be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fellowship is part of a $150,000 grant from the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs meant to expand the law school’s reach in providing aid for veterans, active service members, and their families.
The three Veterans Rights Summer Fellows are:
The grant gives Veterans Rights Summer Fellows a stipend for their summer work, which allows them to take otherwise unpaid positions at agencies focused on veteran assistance.
“The goal of the program is to bring students who have a need to develop skills and experience to the people who need it,” said Professor Ted De Barbieri, director of Albany Law School's Pro Bono Program. “With unemployment and insecurity on the rise, the work these students are doing is even more important to the families and the communities they serve. It’s another way the law school is giving back.”