ABOUT Jessica L. LaFaurie

Associate

About

Jessica LaFaurie is an associate at the Firm’s Miami office. Ms. LaFaurie received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, which she attended on a merit scholarship. While at the University of Connecticut, Ms. LaFaurie majored in Political Science and minored in Sociology. She went on to commit two years to Teach for America in Miami-Dade County. Teach for America is a highly-selective non-profit organization which recruits leaders with a record in achievement to expand educational opportunities and close the achievement gap in low-income communities.

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Connecticut, cum laude

Office Location

  • Miami - Florida
  • B.A., University of Connecticut, cum laude

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • Dean’s Certificate of Academic Achievement (highest grade): Internet Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (overall academic excellence): Internet Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (overall academic excellence): Civil Rights and Economic Justice.
  • Dean’s List
  • Americorp Award
  • Outstanding Merit Scholarship
  • Outstanding Public Interest Scholarship
  • Florida Matrimonial Scholarship
  • Leadership Scholarship
  • Academic Incentive Award
  • University of Connecticut Ski-Team Co-Captain
  • Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Incorporated (academic and community serviced based sorority): Chapter President

Ms. LaFaurie went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami, School of Law. She was a member of the International and Comparative Law Review, wrote for the Sports and Entertainment Law Society blog, and participated in HOPE volunteer activities. Ms. LaFaurie received two CALI awards and one Dean’s Certificate during her time at the University of Miami. She graduated magna cum laude.

While in law school, Ms. LaFaurie was a legal intern for Unified Family Court and participated in an externship for Project Freedom. Prior to joining Lydecker | Diaz, Ms. LaFaurie worked as an associate at Mesa & Associates, a boutique complex commercial litigation firm in Miami, Florida.

Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • State of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida