Elizabeth G. Kubala

Beth KubalaTeaching Professor
Executive Director of the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic

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Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Elizabeth Kubala is a Teaching Professor and the Executive Director of the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC). At Syracuse University, Kubala oversees VLC operations, supervises student attorneys in the representation of veterans, teaches the Veterans Legal Clinic Seminar, and supports veteran community relations.

Kubala joined the College of Law from the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families, where she served as a Senior Director from 2015-2019, managing the delivery of programs and services across the nation for service members, veterans, and their families.

She retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel following 22 years of active service. She served in numerous staff and leadership positions throughout her military service, with her last assignment as a Military Judge while stationed at Fort Drum, NY.

Kubala received her commission as a military intelligence officer from West Point. Following graduation, she served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, and battalion intelligence officer at Fort Hood, TX. Selected for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program, she attended law school and transitioned into the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.

As an Army lawyer, Kubala initially served as an administrative law attorney, ethics counselor, and prosecutor at Fort Hood. Later, while assigned to the Pentagon, she served as a legal advisor to the Army Inspector General, and then as a legal advisor to the Army Staff in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. From the Pentagon, she performed public affairs duties as the media spokesperson for the Military Commissions trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During an overseas tour in Germany, she served as the Executive Officer for the U.S. Army Europe’s legal office. For her final assignment in the Army, she presided over military courts-martial cases as a Military Judge at Fort Drum.

Appointed by the Secretary of the Army, Kubala continues to advise and support Army leaders by serving as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Upstate New York. She also serves on the West Point Association of Graduates Advisory Council which provides advice to the governing body of the Association of Graduates at the United States Military Academy.

Locally, Kubala serves as a Board Member of the Veterans Health Research Institute of Central New York, which conducts, promotes, and supports the medical research and education activities of the SyracuseCanandaigua, and Bath VA Medical Centers, and advances the wellbeing of veterans and the general public by these endeavors.

Kubala earned her L.L.M. in 2005 from the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; J.D. in 2000 from the University of Missouri, Kansas City; and B.S. in 1993 from the United States Military Academy at West Point. 


  • The Army Judge Advocate General’s School
    L.L.M 2005
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    J.D 2000
  • United States Military Academy, West Point
    B.S 1993