» Military and Veterans Law Institute

The Military and Veterans Law Institute is a premiere research and academic Institute.  The Institute also has a legal clinic, which provides pro bono representation to military personnel and Veterans. The clinic provides legal representation on issues ranging from Discharge Upgrades, Traumatic Service Group Life Insurance Appeals, VA Benefits Appeals, and issues arising under the Service Members Civil Relief Act.  It has recovered millions of dollars in benefits, judgments and settlements for its clients.

The Military and Veterans Law Institute faculty, which rank among the top military law experts in the country, not only engage in scholarly research and writing, but also pursue high-profile litigation on behalf of military members and veterans.

Institute Faculty are the go-to experts for everything Military and Veterans Law Related. They have testified before Congress on issues ranging from Military Voting, to Guantanamo Bay, to personnel issues impacting Military members.  They also regularly appear on national and internationally syndicated television and radio programs, and regularly publish opinion pieces in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune.

The Institute’s founder and Executive Director, Professor Kyndra Rotunda, has published two textbooks and has another forthcoming. Her first book, Honor Bound: Inside the Guantanamo Trials (Carolina Academic Press, June 2008), was followed by her textbook, Military and Veterans Law, published by Thomson/West Publishing - the first textbook of its kind, geared to the growing number of Military and Veterans Legal Clinics in the country.  Her third book is entitled Civil Legal Remedics for Service Members by Thomson Reuters. 

The Military and Veterans Law Institute is located on the Chapman University Campus, and housed at 328 N Glassell, Orange, CA.  

For all inquiries regarding the Military and Veterans Law Institute please contact the Military and Veterans Law InstituteLegal Clinic Coordinator, at (714) 628-2692.

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The Legal Clinic team, led by Professor Kyndra Rotunda