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Ana Jaramillo Villacis

External PhD candidate

A.L. Jaramillo Villacis LLM
+31 71 527 8838

Ana Lucia Jaramillo is since April 2014 connected to eLaw, Center for Law and Digital Technologies as PhD candidate.

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Ana Lucia Jaramillo holds a Master degree in 'International and European Law' from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and she is a Juris Doctor from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE). Ana Lucia did communication studies at the Central University of Ecuador and is a master in neuro-linguistic programming of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming Society. She completed the programs on leadership and governance at the Business School of Ecuador, and political sciences at the University of San Diego in California.

She is an expert in alternative dispute resolution with 17 years of experience as facilitator and mediator in public and private cases, at several mediation centers, the chambers of commerce, and as the director of the mediation center in the courts of Ecuador. She was the executive director of the unity for judicial reform and deputy director of the specialized unity for public procurement of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (Ecuador). She was an advisor at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Council of the Judiciary of Ecuador. As a private consultant she has coordinated diverse projects funded by international organizations.

She was lecturer at the Simon Bolivar Andean University, the San Francisco University of Quito and the Central University of Ecuador. She has been lecturer on International Business Law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. She provided assistance at the Embassy of Ecuador in the Netherlands in communication and multilateral affairs. She was a delegate to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the International Criminal Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Hague Conference of Private International Law. Since December 2013 she is a senior legal researcher at Corvers. Since January 2014 she is a member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration. At present, she is a PhD candidate conducting research on innovation at eLaw in the University of Leiden.


Although the EU and all EU Member States have become more innovative in recent years, thus closing part of the innovation gap towards the US, the differences in the innovation performance within the EU are still very high and diminish only slowly. Moreover, the EU has not yet recognized and evaluated the advantages of the ‘Alternative R&D’ movement and its relation with ‘Traditional R&D’. Ana’s comparative study of these two types of R&D intends to identify how they can cooperate with each oth-er, and what are legal barriers and incentives for the growth/inhibition of each as well as prevention and pro-tection measures from risks. In her research Ana also tries to understand the cultural and social impact of ‘Alternative R&D’, as well as the legal aspects of specific intellectual property issues, in order to recommend change.

External PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number Flex


  • Corvers Legal & Commercial Affairs Juridisch onderzoek en advies