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About Luz Estella Nagle-Ortiz

A native of Colombia, Luz Estella Nagle-Ortiz's own research interests are in the area of humanitarian law, organized crime, corruption, human trafficking and forced servitude, drug trafficking and interdiction, national security and judicial reform. She received a three-year juris doctor degree from the College of William & Mary, where she served as the Dorothea Buck fellow. She obtained a master of arts in Latin American studies magna cum laude and a master of laws from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a doctor of laws from the Universidad Pontificía Bolivariana. A judge in Medellín, Colombia until death threats compelled her to relocate to the United States, she teaches international criminal law, public international law, and Latin American business law at Stetson University College of Law. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Universidad de los Andes, and is External Researcher with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. She holds elected memberships in L’Association Internationale de Droit Pénal and the Academia Mexicana de Derecho Internacional Privado y Comparado.


Present Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law



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Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
+1 (727) 562-7814


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