William & Mary
David E. Boelzner

David E. Boelzner

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Degrees: J.D., University of Texas; M.A., University of North Carolina; B.A., University of Central Florida
Email: [[deboelzner]]
Office phone: (757) 221-7410
Office location: Room 191
Teaching Interests

Veterans Law; Legal Skills; Legal Writing

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

David joined the William & Mary Law School faculty in February 2016. He has practiced general litigation at Hunton & Williams from 1986 to 1990, and at Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum from 1990 to 2007. He started practicing veterans law in 2003 and continued at Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC from 2008 to 2016.

As an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, he taught Law Skills/Legal Writing from 2010 to 2013, contract drafting from 2014 to 2016, and a Veterans Law and Technology Practicum course from 2015 to 2016.

David serves on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and co-edits the Veterans Law Journal, published by the Bar Association.

His undergraduate and Master’s degrees are both in music, as was his course work in a Ph.D program at the University of North Texas. Music remains a significant interest for David with a primary focus on composition and piano.

Scholarly Publications
Articles and Book Chapters
  • Now is the Time: Experts vs. the Uninitiated as Future Nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 25 Fed. Cir. Bar. J. 371 (2016) (with Bradley W. Hennings & Jennifer Rickman White).
  • The Modern Veteran, in Servicemember and Veterans Rights § 13-15 (with Caleb R. Stone) (Brian Clauss & Stacey-Rae Simcox, eds. 2016)).
  • EAJA Fees for Reasons-and-Bases Remands: The Perspective of a Veterans' Lawyer, 7 Veteran L. Rev. 1 (2015) (Spring).
  • In Sight, It Must Be Right: Judicial Review of VA Decisions for Reasons and Bases vs. Clear Error, 17 Rich. J.L. & Pub. Int. 681 (2013 (University of Richmond).

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