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Jose Fernando Torres Varela

Fellow, legal design lab, Stanford Law School

Jose Fernando Torres is a fellow at the Legal Design Lab, Stanford Law’s Center on the Legal Profession. At the Legal Design Lab, Jose is working on using design thinking to re-imagine online dispute resolution, and on using design methods for business model innovation at law firms and legal tech startups.

He 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 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.