Veteran Benefits and Retirement Planning (SC) (JAG)

Section 11, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/4
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1040-1230
  • JAG
03/18/2021 05/13/2021

Course Description

This elective brings together several areas of law related to Veterans and Wounded Warriors ability to transition from the service with the benefits they earned and plan for their and their families’ future financial stability. We will examine processing and administrative issues faced by wounded, injured, and ill Servicemembers and practical and legal issues confronted by the command. Students will explore critical legal issues that arise from the point of injury through leaving the service and beyond. Students will study advanced estate planning concepts such as building as estate, planning for military retirement, and minimizing tax liability. Upon completion, the student will be better able to advise a commander charged with making recommendations and decisions related to wounded warriors, such as military justice case disposition and the type and characterization of discharge. Class topics range from the Disability Evaluation System (DES), command responsibility for wounded warriors, the interrelation of the IDES and adverse administrative and judicial actions, Veteran eligibility and benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs, the VA Compensation Claim process, and the Veteran’s various appeal options. Students will be given the opportunity to swear into the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in open court (fee paid by student).

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Grades will be based, in part, on a 3-5 page written submission.

Other Work
Grades will be based, in part, on an individual presentation and class participation

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: The instructors for this course are MAJ Burgamy, MAJ Mangan, and guest speakers. This course meets at the JAG School during their 3rd Quarter,January 19- March 12, 2021. ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be processed in accordance with the Academic Policies. Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request form to the Student Records Office. NOTE: due to weather, holidays, military scheduling, etc., classes at the JAG School may require rescheduling. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: SRO will collect enrollment requests starting at an announced time in the fall term. Enrollment is subject to approval by the JAG School.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 30, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 16, 11:59 PM