Dr. Marcela Palacio Puerta

SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Palacio successfully completed her S.J.D degree at American University Washington College of Law. The title of her dissertation was "Copyright, Technology, and Education for the 21st Century: Colombia's Experience with the United States Free Trade Agreement's Copyright Provisions Pertaining to Internet Service Providers and Technological Measures." Her fields of study and professional expertise include: copyright law and international intellectual property law. Prior to joining the Washington College of Law S.J.D program, Dr. Palacio worked as a researcher in Sergio Arboleda University. Dr. Palacio is fluent in Spanish and English. 

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law.
LL.M., International Legal Studies, Specialization: International & Comparative Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law.
LL.B., Universidad Sergio Arboleda Bogota, Colombia. Magna Cum Laude.

Areas of Specialization

Copyright Law
International Intellectual Property Law


Member of the Honors Program at Universidad Sergio Arboleda Law School.
Ranked Ninth Nationally on Colombian Bar Exam (Ecaes), 2010.
Colfuturo Scholar, 2011.
Academic Scholarship for Best Law Student, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, 2008.
Second Place, Moot Court Competition “Eduardo Jimenez de Arechega” San Jose, Costa Rica, 2008.

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