Luz Estella Nagle is a Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stetson University College of Law, where she taught public international law, international criminal law, transborder criminal law, human trafficking, and human rights. Her career prior to teaching includes having been a judge in Medellín, Colombia, serving as a law clerk to the Supreme Court of Virginia, and pursuing software pirates as a member of Microsoft Corporation’s Latin America Copyright Enforcement Practice.
Professor Nagle has participated in judicial reform, human rights, and regional security projects sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, State, USAID, and the ABA-ROLI in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, and she has engaged government officials, military commanders, journalists, educators, and human rights advocates from more than 80 countries as a legal expert with the U.S. State Department’s Distinguished Foreign Visitor’s Program. She has lectured widely on four continents and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in international law in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain in 2019. In Fall 2023, she taught a seminar on human trafficking and corruption in The Judy Genshaft Honors College at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.
Her prolific multidisciplinary scholarship includes more than 80 publications, including her 2017 book, Understanding Human Trafficking, Corruption, And The Optics Of Misconduct In The Public, Private, And Ngo Sectors: Causes, Actors, And Solutions (Carolina Academic Press), and co-author of the 2018 book, Negociación en Casos de Corrupción: Fundamentos Teóricos y Prácticos (Tirant lo blanch, Spain (Tirant lo blanch, Spain).
Professor Nagle is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Association of Prosecutors, and has held key positions in the American Bar Association, and the International Bar Association, in which she is a Trustee of the IBA Human Rights Institute Trust.
Professor Nagle holds an LL.D. from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, a J.D. from the College of William & Mary, an LL.M. in international law and an M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of California at Los Angeles, and two certifications in national security law from the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.
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