Jose Fernando Torres Varela

Director, Center for Innovation in Law, Sergio Arboleda University (Colombia); Co-Founder, Lexter

Jose Fernando Torres is the Director of the Center for Innovation in Law at the Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia and a co-founder at Lexter, a legal tech company in Colombia. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate at the M&A practice of Posse Herrera Ruiz (Colombia), an associate in the international arbitration practice of Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in London and a Legal Affairs Officer at the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization.

Jose recently completed a one year appointment as the Stanford Law School Legal Design Lab’s first full-time fellow where he oversaw a comprehensive project around new modes of dispute resolution. During his fellowship, he also led workshops and classes around new business models, process mapping, logic and arguments, and design research methods brought to law.

Jose holds a JD from the University of Los Andes in Colombia, an International Diploma on International Trade Regulation from the World Trade Institute in Berne, and an LLM in International Economic Law & Policy from the University of Barcelona.