Alina Fernandez Portela participates as a judge at the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.

Alina Fernandez Portela participated as a judge in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, also known as the Jessup Moot, in Washington, D.C.

The Jessup Moot is the oldest and largest international moot competition in the world, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions. The competition has been described as the most prestigious moot court competition in the world by a large number of organizations and universities internationally, and is one of the grand slam or major moots. Alina was invited to participate as a judge this year after being a student competitor both in 2018 and in 2019. In 2018, her team won second place in the national competition and advanced to the international rounds, making FIU College Law one of twelve law schools representing the U.S. in the International Championship Rounds that year. In 2019, Alina’s team was one of the Top Four teams of the South Region.  Her team also won the Top 5 Memorial Award and she personally received the Top 10 Oralist Award for the second year in a row.


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