Grace Paras

Supreme Court Assistance Project Fellow

Grace is the Alan Morrison Supreme Court Assistance Project fellow at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where she assists small-firm practitioners and lawyers for non-profit organizations with litigation at the certiorari petition stage.

Before joining Public Citizen, Grace was a Blume Public Interest Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, where she also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Georgetown Law Journal and was a member of the moot court team. During law school, Grace participated as a student–attorney in Georgetown Law’s Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic, where she co-authored numerous federal appellate briefs, and the Center for Applied Legal Studies, where she successfully represented an asylum-seeker before the Arlington Immigration Court. Grace spent her first-year summer at the Immigrant Defense Project, where she worked on federal appellate cases involving the intersection of criminal and immigration law. She spent her second-year summer at Cohen Milstein, where she assisted with class-action litigation in the public interest. Grace graduated from Georgetown Law magna cum laude and received Exceptional Pro Bono Distinction and the Dean’s Certificate for outstanding service to the Georgetown Law community.

Prior to law school, Grace was a Program Analyst at the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Immigration and Justice. There, she focused on advancing detained immigrants’ access to legal counsel. Grace earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from New York University.