María Calderón


María Calderón, Graduate Fellow, supports our Mexico practice.

Before joining the team, María Calderón was a staff assistant for the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Maria’s previous experiences include working as a research assistant for Georgetown Law’s Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA), where she specialized in Mexico’s Investor-State Dispute System (ISDS) framework and institutions. She also has extensive experience in legal translation projects and was a monthly columnist for Página Uno.

Additionally, María served as a legal associate and project manager for several years at a Mexican boutique law firm’s administrative and regulatory law practice in Mexico City. She oversaw planning and implementation of environmental, energy, and food labeling public policy initiatives at Mexico’s federal and local levels. She also has previous experience in corporate and M&A law. She was an assistant professor in Philosophy of Law and Law and Art at Universidad Panamericana.

As a merit scholar, María holds a master’s degree in international legal studies (LL.M.) from Georgetown University. She pursued her law degree (summa cum laude) from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, she speaks fluent Spanish and English and intermediate French.