The University of Missouri Veterans Clinic is staffed by MU Law School students and overseen by professional lawyers. They specialize in navigating the VA benefits system on behalf of veterans and their families. It started in 2014 and has assisted more than 600 veterans and their families and helped train nearly 100 law students in veterans benefits law. They have secured more than $2 million in retroactive benefits and more than $1 million in annualized monthly compensation payments.
“I think it’s phenomenal what they do,” Pracht said. “There are so many veterans who are not getting a fair shake. They’re doing this on their own time. That’s the type of dedication and selfless service that is really, really hard to find.”