Veterans Legal Services Clinic

Arkansas is home to more than 202,000 veterans, of whom more than 30,000 reside in Pulaski County. The Veterans Legal Services Clinic seeks to honor those who have served by providing client-centered and trauma-informed advocacy.

Students in the clinic represent former military service members with VA appeals related to disability compensation. The clinic also helps veteran survivors of trauma with requests to upgrade their discharge status. Additionally, the clinic serves as a resource center for veterans and their families throughout Arkansas. Finally, the clinic engages in community education and connects veterans to attorneys and organizations who have agreed to provide assistance for free or at a reduced rate. Students interested in taking the clinic can find more information here or by contacting Professor Feldmann (

At this time, the clinic is not accepting new cases.  If you would like to apply for placement with a volunteer attorney, please click the link below or contact us at (501) 916-5404 to request an application form. Please understand that completing this form does not guarantee that the clinic can take your case. Therefore, you must continue to attend all court dates and meet all VA-imposed deadlines and other responsibilities while we are reviewing your completed form.

Our Services

  • VA Disability Compensation Appeals
    The clinic represents veterans in appeals to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. We advocate for veterans who suffered a traumatic injury, including military sexual trauma, during service and who are seeking VA disability compensation as a result. The clinic is not currently accepting new appeals cases. Please check this website again in July if you would like to request our assistance with a VA appeal. For self-help information, please see the “VA Appeals” tab on our Resources page.
  • Discharge Upgrade Assistance
    For some veterans, a less than fully honorable discharge is connected to Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) or other trauma-related condition that resulted from their military service. We help these veterans with upgrade petitions to the discharge review boards. At this time, the clinic is not currently accepting new discharge upgrade cases. Please check this website again in July if you would like to request our assistance with a discharge upgrade.  In the meantime, please see the  “Discharge Upgrades” tab on our Resources page for self-help information.
  • Pro Bono Referrals & Resource Center
    Through our Pro Bono Services Center, we assist veterans with issues beyond our in-house expertise. We provide a number of free resources through our website. Also, we refer veterans to lawyers and organizations who may be able to help them for free or at a low cost.  To see if we can place your case with a volunteer lawyer, please complete this form.