Citizen Lawyers in Training - Fall 2019

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Puller Clinic Faculty In the News Professor Elizabeth Tarloski Testifies Before House Subcommittee On June 20, 2019, Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Tarloski of the Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic testified in favor of "The Service Members and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2019" in front of the U. S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. According to Professor Tarloski, " [The Act] would put veterans who have experienced [Military Sexual Trauma] on equal footing with other veterans who have non-personal trauma PTSD claims. . . . The reforms contained in [the Act] require the VA to listen to veterans and are a much-needed step in the right direction." Professor Tarloski's testimony was quoted in an article in Military Times, available here.

Professor David Boelzner Retires David Boelzner, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, has announced his retirement as of the end of the Fall 2019 semester. He will be joining his wife Ann in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she has taken a position as Minister of Music at Fellowship Lutheran Church. Prof. Boelzner has been with the Clinic for a little over four years, making a temendous impact for veteran clients and students. His wry sense of humor, exceptional legal writing, and skill in veterans benefits law will be missed. Fortunately, he will continue to teach in our online certificate program in Military and Veterans Health, Policy & Advocacy. Joining Professor Caleb R. Stone in the teaching and case oversight in the Puller Clinic for the Spring Semester will be Michael Dick.