Rocío de Félix Dávila

Académica Colaboradora

Academia Puertorriqueña de Jurisprudencia y Legislación



University of Puerto Rico School of Law, San Juan, PR
2011 – 2014   Juris Doctor Candidate, Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.94 (top 1% of graduating class)

  • Editor in Chief, University of Puerto Rico Law Review, Vol. 83, Academic Year 2013 – 2014
  • Senior Editor, University of Puerto Rico Law Review, Vol. 82, Academic Year 2012 – 2013
  • Pro Bono Enlace – Voluntary program to introduce high school students to the legal career
  • Pro Bono Canon I: Acceso a la Justicia – Student Coordinator
  • Litigation Association – Member, Academic Year 2012 – 2013

Pace University, New York, NY (Teaching Fellows Placement)
2004-2006 Master’s Degree in Science, Secondary Education

  • Recipient of a subsidized master’s degree by the New York City Teaching Fellows

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2000-2004    Bachelor of Arts, History, Concentration in Law and Society

  • Recipient of the J.G. White Prize for Excellence in English, May 2003
  • President, Cornell Puerto Rican Student Association, 2001-2002
  • Director, actress and playwright of TeatroTaller (Spanish Language Theatre Group)


Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Law Clerk, Hon. Anabelle Rodriguez Rodríguez, October 2014 – August 2016 / September 2017 – present

  • Drafted memoranda on various legal issues pending before the court
  • Briefed Judge on a regular basis on all writs presented before the court
  • Served as liaison for the Judicial Education Program of the Judicial Branch

O’Neill & Borges LLC, San Juan, PR
Associate Attorney, Labor Department, August 2016 – September 2017

  • Drafted judicial pleadings and attended wide-ranging legal matters both in federal and state courts mostly pertaining to labor law and employment issues
  • Drafted certiorari petition to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico (granted on April 3, 2017) as well as petition for review for the United States Court of Appeals, DC Circuit (from NLRB)

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, San Juan, PR; Boston, MA
Judicial Intern, Hon. Juan R. Torruella, September 2013 – December 2013

  • Drafted bench memos in preparation for oral arguments in different areas of Law
  • Briefed Judge in preparation for oral arguments and performed cite checks on judicial opinions

Pietrantoni, Méndez & Álvarez, LLC, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Summer Associate, Summer 2013

  • Conducted legal research and drafted legal memoranda for attorneys in the Corporate and Litigation practice areas
  • Drafted judicial pleadings for local courts, the District Court and the American Arbitration Association
  • Attended various lectures and educational events organized by the program coordinator

University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Teaching and Research Assistant, Prof. Ana Matanzo Vicens, August 2012-May 2014

  • Assisted in research projects and academic publications focusing on access to justice and diversity in legal education
  • Assisted in the preparation of Civil Procedure and Evidence courses
  • Communicated with students regarding class assignments and readings

Saint John’s School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
08/2009 – 07/2012  Teacher, Eleventh Grade Advisor, Student Council Advisor, MOAS Moderator

  • Teacher of Advanced Placement United States History, United States History and World History II
  • Coordinator of the Model Organization of American States (MOAS)
  • Served as Student Council Advisor coordinating all extracurricular activities for the student body. (2011 – 2012)

Gregorio Luperón High School, New York, NY
06/2007- 07/2009     Teacher, Coordinator of Student Affairs, Grant Writer, Professional Development Trainer

  • Taught Advanced Placement United States History, United States History, Participation in Government, Economics, Global Studies and Entrepreneurship.
  • Organized bi-monthly Professional Development Training focused on literacy and technology for 26 teachers.
  • Obtained a SIFE Grant for $50,000 from the NYC Department of Education to improve second language acquisition for students with an interrupted formal education and a Gates Foundation Grant to implement the AVID Program.


  • Análisis de Termino, Derecho de Familia, 90 Rev. Jur. UPR ___ (2020) (pending)
  • Análisis de Término, Derecho de Familia, 89 Rev. Jur. UPR 429 (2019)
  • Análisis de Término, Derecho Procesal Civil, 2012-2013 82 Rev. Jur. UPR 347 (2013) (co-author)
  • El Estado como contratante: Hacia un nuevo modelo de contratación gubernamental, 84 Rev.Jur. 1137 (2015)
  • Entre la ambigüedad y la evasión: Una metodología adjudicativa sagaz, Pangea International Law Digital Review
  • Lecturer for the University of Puerto Rico Term Analysis Continuing Legal Education Program (courses on Family Law, Contracts and Constitutional Law)