Join OPIA to learn from and connect with former Wasserstein Fellow Nina Perales, Vice President of Litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Ms. Perales supervises the legal staff and litigation dockets in MALDEF’s offices throughout the United States. She is best known for her work in voting rights, including successfully arguing in the U.S. Supreme Court the first case that ruled in favor of a Latino vote dilution claim under the Voting Rights Act. She also secured the first ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down racial gerrymandering of Latinos. In this informal event, Ms. Perales will offer insights from her career path and field questions from students who are interested in voting and civil rights impact litigation.
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