Andrea Parra

Practitioner-in-Residence,
Immigrant Justice Clinic

Office: Room Y238
Phone: 202-274-4286
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Andrea Parra is an attorney, legal activist and experiential trainer. She holds a law degree from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and an LLM in American Law from Boston University. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York and in Colombia. Between 2011 and 2016, she was the Director of the Action Program for Equality and Social Inclusion (PAIIS), a human rights law clinic at the Universidad de los Andes that engages in legal and political advocacy against discrimination based on disability, gender identity and sexual orientation. She was an adjunct professor at the same law school between 2009 and 2014. Prior to joining PAIIS, she worked as a senior staff attorney at Women’s Link Worldwide, where she directed the Gender Justice Observatory and worked on projects related to migrant women and implementation of international human rights standards. Between 2001 and 2006 she worked as staff attorney and supervisor of the domestic violence unit at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle, U.S. Since 2014, she has been a training associate with Training for Change an organization that has developed an experiential methodology of training that helps groups stand up more effectively for justice, peace and the environment. She has trained in Spain, Morocco, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Switzerland, Denmark, South Africa, India, Ireland and in various cities of Colombia and the U.S. She is also a translator and interpreter on social justice issues. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the organizations Colombia Diversa, Women Enabled, and Sinergias, and a member of the the Colombian Coalition for the Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Follow Professor Parra on Twitter: @andreparrafo





Degrees & Universities

  • LL.M., Boston University Law School 2001
  • Atty. of Law, Universidad de los Andes School of Law 2000