Lecturer on Law
Betsy Gwin joined the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School as Attorney and DAV Charitable Service Trust Fellow for the Veterans Legal Clinic in 2014. She became a Clinical Instructor in 2015 and Associate Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic in 2017. Appointed as a Lecturer on Law in 2018, Betsy co-teaches and supervises students enrolled in the Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic.
Betsy’s clinic work focuses on representing veterans in appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and she also represents veterans in discharge upgrade petitions, appeals for state veterans’ benefits, and in estate planning matters.
Prior to joining the Legal Services Center in 2014, Betsy represented parents and children in child welfare proceedings as a Staff Attorney in the Child and Family Law Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Betsy holds a B.A. in Anthropology, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Betsy was Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy.