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Universidad de los Andes

Universidad de los Andes – #1 Law School in Colombia, #4 in Latin America, #40 in the world – According to QS Ranking 2023

Located in Bogotá, hashtagColombia, Universidad de los Andes – Colombia ‘ Law School was established in 1968 as part of the newly created Universidad de los Andes – Colombia (established in 1948). The Law School, like the university itself, was established with the purpose of promoting secular, nonpolitical, high-quality education and research in Colombia. Since its inception, the Law School has demonstrated a strong sense of commitment and social responsibility, expanding its scope and adapting to the changing social needs of Colombian society through education and research.

Uniandes’ Law School was the first law school in Colombia to adopt a pedagogical model that actively involves students in the educational process. Through a problem based learning (PBL) methodology, practical experiences, emphasis on research skills, participation in moot court competitions, internships, and clinical learning, Uniandes’ Law School has consistently aimed to be at the forefront of innovation in legal education in Latin America. The curricular focus of Uniandes´Law School trains students in a system that is competency based, including; legal reasoning, argumentation and communication; conflict management; legal research; ethical competency; interdisciplinarity; and a global and intercultural vision. This last competency provides students with a view of other legal systems and cultures, social and political factors that influence legal systems, theories of comparative law and legal transplants, among other knowledge that will allow them to enrich their legal reasoning and argumentation and adapt to legal or contextual changes.

Our research objectives have always focused on social justice and impact, aiming to provide solutions and information to address social and economic crises through projects and legal clinics. Our five legal clinics (Migration; Environment & Public Health; Prisons; Disabilities; and, Business & Entrepreneurship) are widely recognized for their important work in individual cases and strategic litigation.


With over 42 full-time professors and 100 adjunct professors, the Law School offers 1 undergraduate program and 17 graduate programs in law. The faculty members at Uniandes are highly qualified and recognized academics in various fields, many of whom hold graduate and postgraduate degrees from top universities around the world. Through partnerships with universities worldwide, the school has gained recognition for its global perspective, attracting students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and contributing to a rich and multicultural community.

The Graduate School of the Law School is characterized by its excellence, innovation, and competitiveness in all its processes and programs. The school offers two research programs (PhD and Master of Laws), seven in-depth programs (master’s degrees), and eight specializations (one of which is taught at the Universidad de los Andes in the city of Cartagena). Some of the Graduate School’s programs offer the opportunity to obtain a double degree between specialization and master’s degree. The programs of the Graduate School are primarily designed to train professionals who seek a distinguishing level in the labor market, with quality and relevant skills.

Uniandes’ Law School alumni are highly regarded professionals with interdisciplinary training, possessing a comprehensive understanding of diverse legal systems, legal theory, and the necessary practical skills to succeed in the legal profession. Employers and the industry recognize our alumni as highly qualified and successful professionals.

The Law School at Uniandes remains committed to academic excellence, research, and social responsibility.