Dr. Botero is an Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Law School in Bogota, Colombia, where he teaches legal history and empirical legal research methods. Prior to joining the University, he served for ten years as the World Justice Project’s Executive Director and Rule of Law Index Director in Washington D.C.
Previous experiences include service as Chief International Legal Counsel at the Colombian Ministry of Commerce; researcher at Yale University and the World Bank; Director of the Instituto de Ciencia Politica in Colombia; and Judicial Clerk at the Colombian Constitutional Court. He has been a professor or guest lecturer in several countries, and a member of HiiL’s Programmatic Steering Board and the World Economic Forum’s Global Expert Network for many years. His academic publications focus on rule of law, access to justice, and comparative law.
Professor Botero has been admitted to practice law in the State of New York, USA (2000) and the Republic of Colombia (1996). He holds a Doctorate in Juridical Sciences form Georgetown University, a master of laws from Harvard Law School, and an LL.B/J.D. from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).