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YLS Clinical Students Featured in Daily Show Segment on Veterans and PTSD


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart recently featured a segment highlighting the efforts of YLS clinical students fighting for Vietnam vets with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but who erroneously received an other-than-honorable discharge. Because of their wrongful discharge status, these veterans are ineligible for the benefits and treatment their service has otherwise earned. Abigail Graber ’14 and Jennifer McTiernan ’15, from Yale Law School’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic, are interviewed by correspondent Jason Jones along with two Vietnam combat veterans the clinic has assisted. Jessica Martinez '14, Virginia McCalmont '15, and V Prentice '15, together with the two students interviewed, have represented Vietnam Veterans of America in the development of class action litigation on behalf of these former service members. Watch the clip above and learn more about the work of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.