High Point University is set to open a free legal clinic for military veterans
“The veterans law clinic will focus more on helping veterans navigate in the administrative appeals process, the denial of different benefits they might otherwise be entitled to,” said L.O. Natt Gantt II, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the university’s law school.
High Point University announced the clinic during a Veterans Day celebration last week. Gantt said the goal of the free clinic is to teach students practical skills necessary to become a lawyer as well as teach students to be of service to their community.
“I see it as a win-win, an opportunity to serve the people who serve us (and) give back to them as they’ve given to us,” Gantt said.
High Point University will also open a second clinic to assist people with civil matters. The new law school and clinics are expected to open next year in August.