Program
Day

Undergraduate institutions and degrees
University of Maryland, College Park- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Beltsville, MD

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Maryland Journal of International Law- Executive Editor;
Latinx Law Students Association

Post-graduation plans
I will be joining Crowell & Moring in DC and hope to be an associate in their government contracts and white collar groups.

What was your most memorable law school moment?
winning runner-up best brief in the Fall 2018 moot court competition.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through law school without…
God’s guidance, the support of my wonderful parents Carlos Perez and Veronica Chacon, and the support of my loving husband Henry Beltran.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
Prof. Maureen Sweeney provided an example of compassion, dedication and professionalism in the practice of immigration law and the legal professional overall.

Dean Jose Bahamonde-Gonzalez always cared about my well-being as a student and ensured that I was growing professionally.

Dean Dana Morris helped me gain confidence during the job interview process and was one of the most welcoming and friendly faces at Carey Law. She made it a point to check-in and I always appreciated it!

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Prof. Michael Van Alstine- for his energy and enthusiasm during lectures!

What was your favorite class and why?
Immigration clinic was my favorite because I was able to co-represent someone in an asylum proceeding and he was granted asylum. It was a challenging but very rewarding experience.

Write a message.
I thank my parents for their unconditional love and support, and for the sacrifices they made so I could now be graduating law school. I feel grateful to be a first generation, Salvadoran-American soon-to-be-attorney and could not have done it without them. Te amo mami y papi! (I love you mom and dad!)Thank you to all my friends and peers who made law school more bearable. Finally, I thank all my college and law school mentors for their guidance up to this point. I hope I can make you all proud.

3 Comments

  1. Karla, I never got a chance to compliment you in person, so I will take this opportunity to blast the sentiment to the world. You have an extremely impressive mind – one that I can easily say is perfect for complex legal issues. I, honestly, don’t say that lightly. I’ve known a lot of “smart” people. I’ve known a lot of thoughtful people. You really are the cream of the crop. Crowell & Moring is lucky to have you. Best of luck and congrats!

  2. Que Dios te bendiga Karlita un ejemplo a seguir y sabemos que con la ayuda de Dios todo es posible y sin El nada somos. Gracias por poner a los Latinos en alto. CONGRATULATIONS GIRL WE DEFINITELY HAVE TO CELEBRATE THIS…

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