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Isabel Jaramillo Sierra Adjunct Professor WCL Faculty

LL.B., Universidad de los Andes School of Law
S.J.D., Harvard Law School


Isabel Cristina Jaramillo-Sierra is Adjunct Professor of Law of Law at American University Washington College of Law. Professor Jaramillo is also Full Professor of Law and Director of the Jurisprudence Department at Universidad de los Andes, and coordinator of Red ALAS –Latin-American Network of Feminist Legal Scholars ( She has LLB with Honors from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota and an SJD from Harvard Law School.

Her scholarship has focused on the question of feminist legal reform and feminist governance. She has published extensively on abortion reform, quota laws, and gender violence reform in Latin America. Her most recent book, coedited with Laura Carlson from Stockholm University, is a comparative study of the rights of trans persons in twenty six different countries (“Trans rights and wrongs: A Comparative Study on the rights of trans persons,” Springer, 2021).

Professor Jaramillo has worked as consultant for the Colombian Government on issues of Access to justice and Sexual and Reproductive Rights; as expert on gender mainstreaming for the Colombian, Mexican and Argentinean Judiciary; and as Ad Hoc Justice in the State Council and Constitutional Court. In 2017, Professor Jaramillo was nominated (but not elected) to the Colombian Constitutional Court by President Juan Manuel Santos.

Areas of Specialization
International Human Rights/Humanitarian Law
International/Comparative Law
Gender and the Law
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