This summer, 2L CUA Law student Brittany McNurlin volunteered with the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.
"This summer I worked on a legal research project with the Veterans Consortium. This was a two part project. The first part included going through a list of all of the cases that the Consortium has handled, going back to their inception in 1992, and looking at the outcomes of those cases. I looked at what the original case was about, its decision, the final Federal Circuit Appeals decision, and party appeals.
For the second part of the project, I conducted a more in depth analysis of the trend of the appellate decisions within the last five years. This entailed going through the same process as the first part with a few additional steps. I had to categorize the cases by types and outcomes, recognize the trend in judicial decisions, and report those back to the Veterans Consortium. The Consortium is able to use that information to provide assistance to veterans during their appeals process," McNurlin said. If you want to learn more about pro bono opportunities, email the CUA Law Pro Bono Coordinator.