Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI2)
Photo of Nicolas Torres-Echeverry

Nicolás Torres-Echeverry

Nicolás Torres-Echeverry

J.S.D. Candidate, Stanford Law School

Nicolás Torres-Echeverry is a J.S.D. candidate at Stanford Law School. He holds a B.A. & M.A in Economics and an LL.B. from Los Andes University in Colombia, and a J.S.M from Stanford University. His research adopts an interdisciplinary approach and combines quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate questions of law and society, political economy and political sociology. His recent research has been on state-building challenges in post-conflict settings, with a focus on Colombia. Before coming to Stanford, Nicolás worked as a researcher at the Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia), and as a consultant for the Ministry of Justice in Colombia. Preceding this, he was a researcher at the Center for the Study of Economic Development (CEDE) of Los Andes University and a member of the Public Law Interest Clinic (GDIP). Throughout his professional trajectory, he has engaged in different discussions with the National Department of Planning, the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace to advise on public policy issues of administration of justice and state building policy in Colombia.


  1.  Los territories de la paz. La construcción del Estado local en Colombia (“The Territories of Peace. Local State Building in Colombia”, Dejusticia, co-auth, forthcoming 2016)
  2. Torres-Echeverry, N. Economics, politics, peace and inequality: What can we learn from Ruanda? Vice - Pacifista. (In spanish) 2016
  3. Torres-Echeverry, N. Informal justice: a formula to solve conflicts in areas that leave Farc. Vice - Pacifista. (In spanish) 2016
  4. Torres-Echeverry, NAfter conflict, forgiveness will not be the key: Lessons from Sierra Leone. Vice - Pacifista. (In spanish) 2016