Hofstra Law Faculty

Samantha S. Kubek

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Degrees

JD, 2016, New York Univ (NYU); BA, 2013, Georgetown Univ


Bio

Professor Kubek joined the Robert W. Entenmann Veterans Law Clinic in August 2021. In the Veterans Law Clinic, students represent veterans in disability appeals before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Students also represent veterans who have been discharged from the military for reasons relating to post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual orientation, or military sexual trauma in applications for discharge upgrades before the military's Discharge Review Boards and Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records.

Previously, Professor Kubek was the Coordinating Attorney of the Veterans Initiative in the LegalHealth division of the New York Legal Assistance Group, where she oversaw the division's VA-Medical-Legal Parnerships with the Bronx, Manhattan, and Northport VA Hospitals. In 2017, she established the first legal clinics in the country to exclusively serve women veterans, enabling them to receive trauma-informed legal assistance on a variety of civil legal matters, and most significantly, in cases involving military sexual trauma. Professor Kubek joined NYLAG in 2016 as an Equal Justice Works fellow. 

In February 2020, Professor Kubek testified before United States House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations regarding the VA's failed response to military sexual trauma survivors. In March 2021, she testified before the House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs regarding Compensation & Pension examinations, with particular focus on examinations in cases involving military sexual trauma.

Professor Kubek currently serves as the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Military & Veterans Health Law Interest Group, which leads and implements educational programming focused on protecting the legal rights of servicemembers, veterans, and their families.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LAW 5810 VETERANS LEGAL CLINIC Graduate