White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship Awarded to Peruvian Lawyer

The award provides a full-tuition scholarship. Selection is based on academic and professional skills, as well as achievements.
White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship Awarded to Peruvian Lawyer
LL.M. student Andrea Espejo Donaire 

Peruvian litigation attorney Andrea Espejo Donaire is the 2022-2023 recipient of the White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship, allowing her to pursue an LL.M. degree in International Arbitration at Miami Law. 

The White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship was established in 2014 by the law firm in honor of White & Case partner Carolyn B. Lamm, an alumna and Distinguished Faculty Chair of the International Arbitration LL.M. 

“I was deeply honored and thankful,” said Espejo Donaire on receiving the scholarship. “I recognize that this is a privilege and I feel grateful that I have been considered worthy of this amazing opportunity. I also felt that it was a recognition for many years of hard and honest work.” 

Espejo Donaire received her bachelor’s and law degrees from the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru, and spent the last five years working as an associate for the law firm Estudio Echecopar, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International. She helped represent the Peruvian State and private and public entities in international and domestic arbitrations in highly regulated sectors, such as energy and construction. 

She decided to develop her knowledge of international arbitration by pursuing an LL.M. at Miami Law. 

So far, she has found her time here to be “more enriching than I expected. I am learning from the best faculty and from my classmates, not only concepts, but also from their experience as experts in their fields. Moreover, I have the opportunity to be a research assistant, participate in the International Moot Court Program as Coach Assistant, do a Practicum, participate in events, among other activities outside classroom.” 

The White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program provides a unique individualized educational opportunity for a small group of top-quality students from a range of countries wishing to acquire an in-depth grounding in the field of international arbitration as a platform for a successful career. The program – the only one of its kind in the United States – is open to U.S. and foreign-trained graduates and is ideal for newcomers to the field or experienced practitioners looking to enrich their skills and knowledge.

After Espejo Donaire completes her LL.M. degree, she wants to take a leading role in international arbitration in her country.

“There are not many specialists in this field in my country, Peru, and even fewer are women, and I desire to contribute to its development,” she said. “I am fully committed to returning the opportunity and being worthy of the honor and privilege of being the White & Case scholarship holder.”

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