Joaquin Velez Navarro
Joaquín is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He did an LL.M at Columbia Law School in New York and is current a S.J.D candidate at Georgetown University. His dissertation studies the war on drugs in Colombia and the negative consequences that this regime has had in the country.
Before starting his graduate studies abroad, he was Advisor to Colombian Minister of Justice; an Associate at Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados; and an Adjunct Professor of the Law School at Universidad de los Andes. As adjunct professor, he taught the courses of Legal Hermeneutics, Government Procurement and Introduction to Law, for which he was nominated to the award of innovation in teaching. Prior to that, he served as the LL.M Coordinator and as teaching and research assistant at the Law School of Universidad de los Andes.
His areas of interest include constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law and legal theory. Joaquín has published different articles on those fields in Colombia and the United States; and is currently a columnist at El Tiempo, Colombia’s most read newspaper.