Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez

2010 LAW FELLOW


As an HNBF Law Fellow, Rafael Perez experienced firsthand the pace and day-to-day operations of working in a large telecommunications corporation. In the Comcast legal department, Rafael conducted torte and criminal legal research, reviewed federal regulations on the internet and telecommunications, and improved his legal writing skills. In addition, he was able to receive meaningful feedback on his work by experienced corporate attorneys.

As a lawyer from Venezuela and a first year U.S. law student, he was able to utilize his language skills to provide Comcast feedback on advertisements targeting Hispanics and written in Spanish. He also ensured the advertisements were compliant with applicable marketing laws.

Rafael’s experience at Comcast gave him exposure to the professional life of corporate counsel and it changed his career aspirations. “I used to want to have my own private practice but after my HNBF Law Fellows experience, I want to do corporate work in international transactions. This experience really helped me recognize my unique value as a Latino in a transnational corporation–a value that would not be as appreciated in a domestic corporation.”

The HNBF opens doors to careers in corporate legal departments for Latino law students. When asked about the most valuable aspect of his HNBF Law Fellows experience, Rafael shared, “The people I met, networking, contacts with mentors, interacting with successful lawyers and successful corporate professions?and of course working with Comcast and the HNBF.”

The HNBF selects only a handful of talented first year law students each summer for this unique, paid fellowship. When asked what he would tell others who were thinking of applying to be a Law Fellow, Rafael said, “I would encourage them so hard to apply. It was an amazing experience that helps in the future and present. This experience will be valued by future employers and you’re going to be associated with a wonderful organization–the HNBF. And you will have fun.”

 

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