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CUA Law Student, Jamie O'Donohue, Makes Time For Summer Pro Bono

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This summer, 2E CUA Law student Jamie O'Donohue volunteered with the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

"I have been working with The Veterans Consortium to conduct research related to cases that have been appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. More specifically, I have documented the outcomes of cases appealed to the Federal Circuit and analyzed trends of more detailed outcomes for those that have been appealed.

Established in 1992, The Veterans Consortium provides free attorney representation to veterans who have an appeal pending at the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. It has been a tremendously rewarding experience to help this organization with its noble mission of providing pro bono legal services to veterans who have served our country. At the same time, this pro bono opportunity has provided valuable legal research experience in a remote format, allowing me as an evening student to complete it outside of work and school hours. This type of flexibility makes pro bono work feasible for students who otherwise may not be able to participate," O'Donohue said.
If you want to learn more about pro bono opportunities, email Aoife Delargy, CUA Law Pro Bono Coordinator: