Centers Of Excellence:
Veterans Legal Advocacy Center

Golden Gate University School of Law, with its proud tradition of expanding access to legal education, is the first law school in Northern California to have a veterans’ clinic on campus. Veterans Legal Advocacy Center (VLAC) provides pro bono legal services to veterans seeking health care, compensation for service-related injuries, and discharge upgrades.

VLAC makes special effort to assist the most vulnerable veteran populations, those least connected to existing service networks — recently returned, women, non-citizen, LGBT, and elderly veterans. Clients are low-income, indigent military veterans residing in the Bay Area. VLAC, along with its student clinicians, have helped clients upgrade their discharges to honorable conditions and obtain thousands of dollars in benefits.

GGU’s academic programs of study are approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, US Code.