Kenny Peralta
1L Student Q&A: Kenny Peralta ‘23 

Kenny Peralta, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the University of New Haven and plans to study criminal law with the goal of becoming an assistant U.S. attorney.

1. What made you want to attend law school?
I know this may sound cliché but I've wanted to attend law school and become a lawyer ever since I was a kid. The dream has always been to protect and help those who couldn't help themselves.  

2. Why did you choose UConn School of Law?
Working at the U.S. Attorneys’ office for nearly the past four years, I've had a full dose of the great UConn Law Alumni that have gone on to do great things, including our current U.S. Attorney, John Durham. So I knew right away this was the place I wanted to be.  

3. How do you want to use your law degree?
 I want to use my law degree to make a difference and make sure that when I lay my head down at night I know I am doing the right thing by making a difference in someone's life. This is why I want to pursue criminal law.  

4. What is the most challenging aspect of starting law school in this difficult time? 
The most challenging aspect of starting law school during Covid would be missing out on meeting and connecting with my fellow classmates as well as professors in person. I can't wait to get in the classroom and experience the beautiful campus for myself.  

5. What’s your favorite lawyer movie, TV show, or book?
My favorite lawyer movie is "A Time to Kill" and show is between "Suits" or "How to Get Away with Murder."