Call for Business Law “Semilleros” Researchers

The Externado de Colombia University and its Business Law Department invite the entire student community to join the International Investment Arbitration “Semilleros” (Young researchers group).

This academic space will analyze investment achievements for the eventual publication of a dissemination document. The research project will begin at the end of November 2020 and run until 2021, with the possibility of extension if not completed. Its mode will be through face-to-face or remote meetings twice per month.

  • Diana Correa, professor-researcher, Business Law Department
  • Nicolás Lozada Pimiento, professor, Business Law Department
  • Juan Miguel Álvarez Contreras, professor-researcher, Business Law Department
  1. Be a (3rd), fourth (4th), or fifth (5th)-year Law student, or have completed all study subjects during the first semester in 2020 (mandatory), but not yet obtained their degree.
  2. Applications must be submitted to email, no later than November 11, 2020, together with the following:
  • Motivation letter
  • Detailed CV
  • Supporting documents substantiating items b, c, and d below.

Selection will be based on the following: 

a. Motivation letter, CV, and interview (1 to 30 points).

b. Participation in International Investment Arbitration (CAII) or other International Law competitions with an investment topic (Jessup, FDI, International Commercial Arbitration Competition, UBA, and ELSA). (1 to 30 points).

c. In addition to Spanish, an advanced reading and reading comprehension of English and/or French is required: Certification C1-C2 [English], Certification B2 DELF or DALF [French], or accredited with equivalent exams or language courses.  The interview includes a reading test in English for all applicants and another in French for those indicating mastery of this language. In any case, the minimum required is an excellent reading and comprehension level. (1 to 20 points).

d. Completion of extension courses or electives related to Public International Law, International Business Law, and/or International Investment Law (seminars, intensive courses, etc. (1 to 20 points).

The number of spaces is limited. Only applicants obtaining a percentage higher than or equivalent to sixty (60) points out of one hundred (100) will be accepted.