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Veterans' Legal Assistance Program

Information for Students

The Veterans' Legal Assistance Program ("VLAP") is an externship that is open to any student who has completed the first year of legal studies and is in good academic standing. 

Information for Veterans

The Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program (“VLAP”) provides free legal assistance to Veterans in southern Illinois who cannot afford or do not have access to legal representation in the appeals of claims for compensation for service-connected disabilities, pension benefits, survivor benefits, and education benefits.