On Friday, December 13th, K.N. Barrett will complete his internship with the Washington Scholars, and will become thte 27th student veteran intern funded by the Aurora Foundation.
As a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, he is currently on academic leave for the purposes of completing his law degree. He will return to the Marine Corps to complete a term as Staff Judge Advocate, a role that works with the Judge Advocate General, or JAG.
K.N. completed his J.D. at William & Mary's Law School in May 2013, and began his internship with the Washington Scholars in the Fall of 2013. He worked with the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, DC. During his time at the ROA, he helped veterans and service members who called or emailed the center and sought council on the law addressing their various needs. In one particular case, he helped a Vietnam veteran understand the legal process for filing VA claims.
He also wrote extensively for the ROA's Law Review section on their website. His articles helped veterans better understand the law and steps they could take to move forward with the VA in processing their claims. He has helped many veterans through his time at the ROA, and even in free time there, helped veterans one-on-one with research and answering any questions they might have.
Aurora is pleased to fund internships such as these, and thankful for the service and the dedication of K.N. Barrett. Congratulations to First Lieutenant Barrett on a job well done!