P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Enrique Schaerer, 2007

Deputy District Attorney, Washoe County District Attorney's Office

Enrique Schaerer is the child of immigrants from Paraguay

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

ENRIQUE SCHAERER is Deputy District Attorney at Washoe County District Attorney's Office in Reno, Nevada. Previously, he was a Litigation Associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in downtown Los Angeles. He clerked for two federal judges, including one of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Enrique was born in Reno, Nevada. His parents, both natives of Asuncion, Paraguay, immigrated to the United States shortly before he was born. The family now resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Enrique received his JD from Yale Law School in 2008. Valedictorian of his class at the University of Notre Dame, he received a BA in political science and a BBA in finance, both summa cum laude. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. At Yale University, he represented asylum seekers as part of a clinic, Immigration Legal Services, and taught a class at a nearby high school. He worked as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Enrique has interned in the offices of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and United States Senator Harry Reid. He also worked as a litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Prior to these experiences, he clerked for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, CA. and with the Honorable James V. Selna at the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Enrique plans to devote his legal career to working to end employment discrimination. He has also completed several marathons.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2008
  • BA Political Science | University of Notre Dame 2005
  • BBA Finance | University of Notre Dame 2005
Work History
  • Washoe County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney
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