UNM Law student earns award at Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition

May 16, 2024


Crestencia Pihlaja, a 2L at the School of Law, earned second place for Best Oral Argument at the Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition in Seattle in March.

Pihlaja competed against more than 60 other law students from law schools across the country. She said she was honored and surprised to earn the award and was grateful to those who helped her and teammate Damon Nieto prep for the competition.

“I’d like to express my appreciation for the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and all of our guest judges for their immense support,” Pihlaja said. “I am also extremely grateful for the support and teaching that my coaches and advisors, Kateri Garcia West and Ret. Justice Ed Chavez, provided for our team.”

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