Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, magna cum laude, and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude. While in law school, she was a Miami Scholar active in various leadership roles, including Managing Editor of the Inter-American Law Review, Board Member of the Charles C. Papy Moot Court Board, Board Member of the Public Interest Leadership Board, Secretary of the Society of Bar and Gavel, and Student Board Member of the Student Affairs Committee of the University of Miami Board of Trustees.
Jessica has served the Florida legal community through legislative employment in the Florida Senate and House of Representatives, as well as through internships in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit with Judge Adalberto Jordan, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida with Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres, and United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
Jessica Neer McDonald, Applying Domestic Statutes to Foreign Conduct: How Much Does Kiobel Touch and Concern the Presumption Against Extraterritorial Application, 47 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 354 (2016).