“I love it here and I am very thankful to God for leading me to this path,” says Harrisburg student Stephany Romero, who came to Widener Law to gain the legal skills that she hopes will allow her to assist people, particularly the undocumented community.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, Stephany graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown New Jersey, where she majored in Justice Studies and minored in English and Communications. While there, she co-founded the Justice Studies Club and was a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society.
An internship for the American Friends Service Committee – a non-profit organization in her hometown – inspired Stephany to attend law school because of the satisfaction she received from doing legal work with attorneys assisting undocumented individuals.
Stephany came to Widener Law hoping to receive a great education and experience that would help her to excel in the legal field. “I really liked that it was a small law school because I knew I would get more one-on-one time with professors,” she says of her choice to come to Widener Law.
“It has definitely given me a great education,” says Stephany of her experiences at Widener Law thus far. Moving forward, she hopes to take advantage of opportunities to gain practical experience.
“The most challenging thing in law school has been finding a study method that works for me,” says Stephany, who credits her parents for her success. “If it wasn’t for their support and advice, I doubt I would be here today.”
After graduation, Stephany hopes to continue her efforts to assist undocumented immigrants by practicing immigration law.
Stephany advises those considering law school, “Don’t give up so easily, the work is difficult at times, but it is not impossible, so don’t give up because at the end it will all be worth it.”