Thanks to Alum Denia Perez, Some Non-U.S. Citizens Can Practice Law in Connecticut

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

NEW HAVEN REGISTER (CONNECTICUT) -- It has been a long journey for Denia Perez.

Brought here by her parents from Mexico when she was 11 months old, not only has she now graduated from law school, she and her law professor mentor Monday secured a rules change that will make it possible for Perez and certain other non-citizens to practice law in the state.

There were many twists and turns as she pursued courses toward a college education when she had saved enough money to do so in California. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2012 and had a full scholarship to Quinnipiac.

Her parents now have green cards having been sponsored by their eldest son, while her other two brothers are also citizens, leaving her as the only undocumented member of her family.