Maria F. Cornu Laport
Assistant Professor of Academic Success and Bar Preparation
St. Thomas University College of Law
Faculty Suite (209)
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
J.D. (equivalent), University of the Republic, Uruguay
J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, summa cum laude
LL.M., St. Thomas University School of Law, summa cum laude
Maria Florencia Cornu Laport
Prior to joining STU Law, Maria Florencia Cornu Laport worked as an attorney in Uruguay. She served as a Law Clerk to the late Justice Hipolito Rodriguez Caorsi at the Supreme Court of Justice, served as a Professor Candidate in Civil Law Torts and Contract, was a member of interdisciplinary academic consumer and patients’ rights organizations, and coordinated and spoke at numerous academic event. She researched, authored, and co-authored publications on consumer and patients’ rights, access to health as a human right, and judicial ethics. As a private practitioner, she focused on litigation on access to medical treatment on constitutional grounds. In 2016, she earned an LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights at St. Thomas University School of Law, then continued to earn her J.D. in 2020.
In St. Thomas University, she found the ideal environment to develop her biggest passions: law education as a mechanism of personal development for the students, an opportunity to provide inspiring and transformative experiences for the students; and the legal profession conceived as a tool to protect the vulnerable, to serve the underserved, and to work for social justice. As a student, she participated in the Immigration Law Students Association Detention Projects led by Prof. Lauren Gilbert, was a PACT Fellow, and served as an Academic Success Program Fellow.