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Coco Culhane

  • Hosted by Veterans Advocacy Project, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Sponsored by CIGNA Foundation, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Service location New York, New York
  • Law school Brooklyn Law School
  • Issue area Health Care, Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program Design-Your-Own Fellowship

The Project

Coco’s Fellowship provided legal representation and outreach to low-income veterans with mental illness in New York City to ensure that they have access to income, treatment, and housing.

Next Steps

Coco Culhane is the founder and executive director of the Veteran Advocacy Project. She is an adjunct professor of clinical law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches the Veterans’ Rights Clinic. She sits on the New York State Discharge Upgrade Advisory Board, is a founding advisor to the NYC Veterans Alliance, and is a member of the Veterans’ Mental Health Coalition Advisory Board. She has presented on veterans’ legal issues and conducted trainings for attorneys, social workers, and students at conferences across the country.

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