Paula Cadavid Londoño

Founder Partner

Born on July 20, 1970, Bogota, Colombia. Lawyer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (1993). Specialist in Criminal Law from Universidad Externado de Colombia (1995). Master of Criminal Law, Universidad de Barcelona – Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona – Spain (1997 – 1999). PhD in Criminal Law Universidad de Barcelona – Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona – Spain, title research aptitude (1998-2007). Doctor of Law Universidad Externado de Colombia, Thesis: Superior criminal responsibility in organized power apparatus (2012).

Seminars (among others): Political Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA (1991), Penal American Constitutional University of Saint Mary’s, San Antonio, Texas – USA (1994), Forensic Cadet School General Santander (1995), Procedural Criminal Law Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (1992), Legislation against kidnapping, Universidad Javeriana (1993), Impact of ICT Law in the Telecommunications Industry, Universidad Externado de Colombia (2009), among others.

Languages: Spanish, English.

Academic Formation & Professional

Lawyer

1993
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Specialist in Criminal Law

1995
Universidad Externado de Colombia

Master of Criminal Law

1997 – 1999
Universidad de Barcelona – Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona – Spain

PhD in Criminal Law

1998-2007
Universidad de Barcelona - Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona - Spain, title research aptitude.

Doctor of Law

2012
Universidad Externado de Colombia, Thesis: Superior criminal responsibility in organized power apparatus.

Professional Experience

  • Partner at the Firm PRIAS CADAVID.
  • Formerly, she was a partner at RUIZ CADAVID ABOGADOS (2003 – 2005).
  • Senate of the Republic, Advisor to the Senator Rafael Pardo Rueda (2002 – 2003).
  • General Consulate of Colombia in Barcelona, Spain, Legal advisor (2000 – 2002).
  • Ministry of the Interior, Advisor to the Minister of the Interior, Dr. Nestor Humberto Martinez (1999 – 2000).
  • General Prosecutor’s Office, Advisor to the National General Prosecutor, Dr. Alfonso Valdivieso and Dr. Alfonso Gomez Mendez (1996 – 1997).
  • Ministry of Justice and Law, Advisor to the Minister of Justice and Law Dr. Nestor Humberto Martinez (1995 – 1996).
  She is an Associate Justice of the Criminal Chamber of the H. Supreme Court of Justice.

Publications

  • “Responsabilidad del superior en aparatos organizados de poder de caracter delincuencial”, Universidad de los Andes  -Ed. Ibáñez, 2013.
  • “Crimenes de Guerra en la Legislacion Interna” in publication of the Vice-Presidency of the Republic, 2010.
  • “Facultades de la víctima en la Ley 906” in VVAA Project of the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, December 2009.
  • “La víctima en el sistema jurídico penal colombiano”, Electronic Magazine, University of Seville, October 2006.
  • “Protección penal al servicio de las telecomunicaciones”, Legis, International Criminal Law Magazine, November 2007.
  • “Los delitos contra el medio ambiente en la jurisprudencia española”, Legis, International Criminal Law Magazine, December 2006. Joint author
  • “Aspectos jurídicos sustanciales de la Ley de Verdad, Justicia y Reparación. Estudio realizado para la Fundación Social”, 2004. Joint Author
  • “Comentarios sobre jurisprudencia de la Corte Suprema de Justicia en materia de propiedad industrial”, Revista de Derecho Comercial. Legis, 2005.
  • “Sobre la pena privativa de la libertad”, Libro Homenaje al Profesor Bernardo Gaitán Mahecha, Legis, 2004.
  • “Los delitos de acción por Omisión”, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1994.

Teaching Experience

  •  Universidad de Los Andes, Law School, Undergraduate professor, 2006 – currently and in Master of Law, in different semesters.
  • Universidad Javeriana, Law School – Undergraduate and Graduate professor, 2002 – 2007 and 2017.
  • Universidad Libre de Pereira, Specialization in Criminal Law.
  • Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Law School, Assistant Professor, 1996.