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Carolina Duque - LL.M., 2008

ll.m. alumni profiles

Carolina Duque

Associate, Prieto & Carrizosa, Bogotá, Colombia. Specialist (Constitutional Law), Antioquia University, Medellín, Colombia. Lawyer, Bolivariana Pontifical University, Medellín, Colombia

“The LL.M. at Boston College was one of the best personal experiences of my life and the best, by far, as a lawyer. Being in class with American law students not only let me understand how American lawyers think about legal issues, but also allowed me to think about American legal system from a different perspective. In addition, the law school community at Boston College is always ready to help make students’ lives easier. My Boston College LL.M. was wonderful preparation for my current work back in Colombia.”

Before beginning her LL.M. studies, Carolina Duque spent five years as an in-house counsel for two of Colombia’s major banks. In addition to the commercially-oriented work that is the staple of a banking lawyer, she found herself answering special constitutional complaints (tutelas) presented against her employer. The work sparked an interest in constitutional law that she pursued through a specialist degree at Antioquia University.

Now a banking law associate at one of Colombia’s leading law firms, she also has interned for Judge William H. Young of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and volunteered as a legal advisor to marginal communities.