La Universidad de los Andes is an independent and innovative institution that fosters pluralism, tolerance, and respect for ideas. Located in the heart of Bogotá, Universidad de los Andes is the only Colombian private university with national accreditation since 2005 and ranks 8th in Latin America on the Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings 2018.
The Faculty of Law at Universidad de los Andes currently ranks among the top 100 law faculties in the world on the QS World University Rankings 2018. Exchange students at the law school can take classes in business law, human rights and civil liberties law, environmental law, intellectual property law, criminal law and administrative and regulatory law. Students interested in business can take classes in trade, investment, finance and commercial law. Additionally, the school has a unique selection of classes for students interested in labor law, gender law, criminal law, and sports and entertainment law.
The official language of instruction at the Universidad de Los Andes is Spanish. Students applying to the program must submit proof of Spanish proficiency.
Students with undergraduate or graduate studies in a Spanish speaking country must show the certificate or degree obtained within the last five years.)
Students with Spanish majors (in the US) must have obtained their degree within the last five years and must provide a copy of their degree and undergraduate transcript(s).)
Students who are not in the conditions mentioned above are required to take a Spanish proficiency exam through the Language Department at AU and provide us with their results on the exam. Students must complete the exam within 30 minutes and test into the Third Year (300 Level).)
Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the Universidad de Los Andes, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL, Office of the Registrar.
The following is a selection of courses offered during the 2018 academic year. For a complete course listing, please visit the University's website.
Bioethics, Law and Disability
Commercial and Financial Contracts
International Labor Law
Women and Social Security
Freedom of Expression
Criminal Law and Gender
International Law of Foreign Investment
International Law and the Environment
Exchange students can apply for on campus housing at the university. For information on the types of student apartments available and estimated costs, visit the housing website.