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Spring Veterans Clinic Alumni Scholarship Winner Matthew Katsionis!

June 1, 2012

VLAC Alumni Scholarship

Matthew Katsionis ’12 has been awarded the alumni scholarship as the outstanding student in the Veterans Clinic for work done this past semester. “It’s truly an honor to receive this scholarship,” Katsionis said. “I am truly humbled and plan to put the scholarship towards my bar study.” 

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic (VLAC) provides limited legal assistance, as well as full service legal representation, to the residents and alumni of Veterans Village of San Diego.

“Matthew was thorough and diligent in his work, was great in dealing with clients,” said Director of the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic Professor Steve Berenson, “and he displayed outstanding litigation skills and is well on his way to becoming a fine attorney.” 

“I found my time with the Veterans Clinic to be an amazing learning experience,” explains Katsionis.  “What makes this internship so different from others is that the students really dictate how their cases are conducted-from start to finish. It’s great!”

VLAC scholarships are made possible by money raised at the TJSL Annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament.

“The most rewarding aspect was working with our veterans.  I have tremendous respect for them, so it was nice to give something back,” said Katsionis.

The next Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament will be held Friday, October 5 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive San Diego, CA 92128. For more information, log onto