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calling all vets who are currently successful l.s. students

Postby lrslayer » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:09 pm

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Re: calling all vets who are currently successful l.s. students

Postby Samara » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:01 pm

I don't know anything about this situation specifically, but in general, contacting your U.S. Representative or Senator is often really helpful when you're dealing with federal government, especially the military. If you catch a staffer in a good mood and plead your case, you might be able to get a letter of recommendation or something. If you know anyone who might know someone close to the Congressperson, start working that relationship. Other than that, this is out of my wheelhouse. Good luck!

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Re: calling all vets who are currently successful l.s. students

Postby hamsamitchguy03 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:09 pm

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Re: calling all vets who are currently successful l.s. students

Postby JVanHo » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:02 am

http://www.disabledveterans.org/categor ... ilitation/

Nice blog by a guy named Ben Krause who is what amounts to a Voc Rehab expert. Lots of posts about navigating voc rehab to get a law degree. As someone who is still dealing with the VA for C&P after being out for almost 3 years, rule #1 with the VA is to never quit. They'll tell you no 100 times in the hopes that you give up... and they win.

I'd be sure to bring up that PTSD isn't a general anxiety disorder where you're anxious or stressed for no reason, but rather something that is usually triggered (by certain visual or audible stimulations, such as the flash of a camera, the sound of a car back-firing, the sight of pot-holes, or being in a crowded place.) The court room, a law library, or classroom aren't exactly places where common PTSD triggers are found, so the voc rehab counselors decision is baseless and nonsensical.

Keep in mind, you can always ask to get a new counselor, or go above them. Also, I've found the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to be a tremendous resource. Free legal aid for service-connected vets, and I'm sure they could help much more than I can.

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Re: calling all vets who are currently successful l.s. students

Postby uptowngirl22 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:14 am

Wow, that sucks. I don't know what your potential school is, but many law schools do have veterans' groups. It might be worth it to see if your school has one? They could be a great resource for finding people who have gone through the same thing. Good luck!!

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Re: calling all vets who are currently successful l.s. students

Postby lrslayer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:19 am

thanks for the input folks.




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