Carlos Andrés

School of Law – New York University


Carlos Andrés holds a LLM in International Legal Studies from NYU Law, where he was a Hauser Global Scholar and a 2019 recipient of the Jerome Lipper Award. He also has a JD from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), where he graduated as cum laude, and a BA in Political Science from the same university. Currently, he is a JSD student at NYU Law working on issues related to property and environmental law in the Brazilian Amazon region.

He worked as a researcher in the Global Justice and Human Rights Program at Universidad de los Andes on issues about race, access to law, and discrimination. After that, he was a researcher at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society—Dejusticia working with indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, environmental issues, and anti-discrimination cases in different countries in Latin America. At Dejusticia he coordinated the Centro de Información de la Consulta Previa and the Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders. He also worked as a legal advisor at the Racial Discrimination Watch, dealing with issues about racial inequality and law. More recently he worked on a joint project of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment about participation and extractivism in Latin America, and as a researcher at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice on issues of legal empowerment and climate change.