Isabel received her J.D. from Rosario University in Colombia and her LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the Alicante University in Spain. She specializes in Latin American intellectual property matters and has worked for several intellectual property law firms in both Colombia and Spain. Previously, she worked for Clarke, Modet, & Co., a Spanish firm with offices throughout Latin America. There, she served as the North American director of business development, assisting U.S. and Canadian companies and law firms with intellectual property needs in Latin America and Europe. Isabel currently works as corporate counsel at a firm in Philadelphia and is in charge of all legal issues in Latin America and deals in the US.
Q & A with Isabel
Why did you choose BU Law?
BU Law is one of the best law schools in the country and has a great reputation for Intellectual Property. After practicing for ten years, it reminded me of why I became a lawyer and that there was so much more to learn.
What’s your favorite LL.M. Program memory?
The first week of class was especially memorable. I remember studying a lot, but also being very excited about starting my classes and meeting new friends.
What were your favorite classes and why?
My favorite classes were Evidence, Contracts and Constitutional Law. Although the classes were very challenging, the professors were incredible. I had been practicing IP law for ten years, so these classes were definitely out of my comfort zone. The professors helped me open my mind and understand the American Law system.
What’s it like to be a student in Boston?
It was very easy to move here; I felt like I was at home almost immediately. Boston is a great college town, it has a great transportation system and it is not very big, so it is manageable. Additionally, there are a lot of activities during the year in the city, as well as in neighboring towns.
What do you do now?
I work as corporate counsel for SunGard Higher Education, a software company in Philadelphia, PA.