Advisory Board

International Advisory Board

In 2001, a special advisory board was initiated to support the College of Law’s growing international programs. Colleagues from distinguished law schools and law practices around the world were invited to participate in various ways to enrich the international programs. From reviewing international program annual reports and offering advice about future direction, to serving as contact points and sources of information for both faculty and students, the diverse group of scholars adds resources and depth to our academic curriculum, scholarship efforts, and future program planning.

The inaugural members of this Advisory Board include the following distinguished scholars, with brief biographical information below:

Professor Gayane Davidyan received her Ph.D. from Moscow State University in 2005. At the Moscow State law faculty, she teaches: Introduction to the Legal Profession; History of the State and Law of Russia; History of the State and Law of England, U.S., France and Germany; and, Conducting a Case before the European Court on Human Rights. On the Faculty of International Relations at Moscow State, she teaches courses on constitutional and comparative law. She has lectured or taught at: Regensburg University, Germany (2004-2009)(fundamentals of Russian law); San Diego State University (2004-2008); Russian-Armenian Slavic University, Yerevan, Armenia (2005 – present); Moscow State University Center for the Study of International Law, Geneva, Switzerland (2006 – present); College of Law, Loyola University (New Orleans) (2010). She has authored a number of articles and is the co-author of FUNDAMENTALS OF RUSSIAN LAW and LEGISLATION OF CATHERINE II. Before entering teaching, she practiced as an attorney for a corporation and for the Journalist Union of Russia.

Professor Herbert Hausmaninger has been associated with Loyola College of Law’s international programs for more than a decade; he has taught European law at Loyola and was a co-founder of the law school’s Summer Legal Studies Program in Vienna in 1994. Since then, he has taught hundreds of Loyola law students in the last 16 years of this program at the University of Vienna. Hausmaninger specializes in Roman law, Russian law, and comparative law, and has published numerous books and articles in these fields. He is a former dean of the University of Vienna law faculty, and he regularly teaches at the University of Virginia Law School and other prominent universities in the United States and Europe.

Professor Ana Grammaticaki-Alexiou, graduate of the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Doctor of the same School, teaches Private International Law on the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, International Uniform Law on the undergraduate level and the same courses in English to foreign students of the ERASMUS/SOCRATES program. She has taught as a visiting professor at American law schools, at the inter-university European Master's Program in Human Rights and Democratization in Venice and also teaches, for the last twenty years, at the summer program in Greece of Tulane University (USA). She is member of the International Law Association, of the International Academy of Comparative Law, of the Greek Association of Private International Law, of the Greek Association of International Law and International Relations, of the Greek branch of FIDE, Vice-Chairperson of the Committee of Private International law of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has served in various committees of the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs. Grammaticaki-Alexiou’s ties to Loyola stem back to 1991 when she was a visiting professor at Loyola College of Law, teaching courses in Conflict of Laws and the European Economic Community.

In February 2011, Professor Grammaticaki-Alexiou visited Loyola’s College of Law to deliver a lecture entitled, “Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage: A Human Rights Based Approach.” She travelled to New Orleans on a public speaking tour sponsored by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. The following video clips are parts one, two, and three of her lecture.

Professor Gabor Hamza has visited and taught at Loyola numerous times over the past 15+ years, and he co-founded the College of Law’s Summer Legal Studies Program in Budapest in 1990. Hamza is Professor of Law and Chairman of the Center for European Studies and Chair Professor of the Department of Roman Law at the Eötvös Loránd University Law School in Budapest. He received a J.D. degree from that university in 1973 and a diploma from the International School of Comparative Law in Amsterdam in 1973. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2004. He has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Memphis, Syracuse University and a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. He has also lectured, or been a visiting professor, at the Universities of Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Liège, Amsterdam, Milano, Rome, Parma, Salerno, Verona, Cologne, Munich, Madrid, Valparaiso (Chile) and Fukuoka (Japan) among others.

Dean Haluk Kabaalioólu has worked extensively with Loyola College of Law faculty and students, both in his role as dean of the law faculty at Yeditepe University and as special counsel to the Turkish delegation in Brussels. Loyola law professors have taught and taken sabbaticals at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, and future plans include developing more interchange between faculty and students of the two institutions. Kabaalioólu has also organized programs in Brussels for our students participating in the European Union seminar tour. His specialties include European Union law and comparative law. Kabaalioólu founded and was the first director of the European Community Institute of Marmara University, where he founded the Marmara Journal of European Studies. He is presently the president of the Turkish Universities Association of EC Studies. He has lectured at more than 60 universities around the world, including the Centre for International Relations and Strategic Studies in Brussels, and has published six books and scores of articles.

Sandra Keegan obtained her bachelor’s degree from The University of New Orleans, then worked for four years as an engineer in the local telephone company. She left engineering to attend Loyola College of Law graduating in 1979. She worked briefly in Helsinki, Finland in 1980 to advise a Finnish company in its major expansion of activities in North America in acquiring extensive Canadian and US corporate interests. Between 1980 and 1986, she worked in private legal practice in Brussels, Belgium, advising on European law and representing a European company in the early 80s in a major European cartel competition case (wood pulp) involving a world-wide cartel. She joined the European Commission as a lawyer in 1987 where she continued to work through 2006. During her career, Ms Keegan has worked in the areas of European patent law harmonisation for biotechnology, enforcement of the European Union principle of free movement of goods between Member States, bilateral relations between the Union and third countries in relation to deregulation of professional and financial services, and most recently, policy development for electronic communications. Since 2007, she has been a post-graduate student at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh, where she is doing doctoral research on European regulatory policy in electronic communications.

Johannes Michael Rainer was born in Graz in 1956, and studied in Innsbruck, Graz and Rome. He is Chair in Modern Private Law and Roman Law and Jean Monnet-Professor of European Private Law at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Professor Rainer has served as Visiting Professor at Trieste (1991, 1993); Puerto Rico (1993); Palma de Mallorca (1997); Bologna (1999);Clermont Ferrand (2000); Trento (2000,2001, 2002); Roma Tre (1998-2003). He is the founder and director of the Salzburg Summer School on European Private Law and is Socrates Erasmus Coordinator of a network of forty partners. Professor Rainer serves as Chairman of the University Council and University Professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He is a member of the Study Group on a European Civil Code and the Academy of Private Lawyers, Pavia, Italy. In October 2011, Professor Rainer served as the Wynne Distinguished International Visiting Scholar and taught a two-week, one-credit course at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.   

Professor Hiroo Sono joined the Faculty of Law, Hokkaido University in 2004 after teaching at Kyushu University (1998-2004) and Kanazawa University (1994-1998). He is a graduate of Hokkaido University (Bachelor of Law 1987, Master of Law 1989) and the University of Michigan Law School (LL.M. 1990). In college, he was awarded the Inoue Ikueikai Scholarship and the Diesel Kiki Scholarship [now known as the Zexel Scholarship], and while at graduate school, he received the Japan Scholarship Foundation (Nihon Ikueikai) Scholarship and the Murata Overseas Scholarship. During 1993-1994, he was a Research Fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). In 2000-2001 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the CISG Advisory Council (CISG-AC) and the general editor for CISG-Japan Database. In addition to various lectures/seminars on the Japanese "Civil Code (Mimpo) ", he teaches courses on "International Developments in Contract Law". He is a regular visitor at Kyushu University where he teaches a course on "International Developments in Contract Law" for their LLM/YLP program.

Professor Jeffrey Waincymer is a Professor of International Trade Law at the Faculty of Law, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Jeff’s research is primarily in the fields of international trade law, arbitration and taxation. He is the author of WTO Litigation: Procedural Aspects of Formal Dispute Settlement, and Australian Income Tax: Principles and Policy (2nd ed) and is a joint author of A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration and also International Trade Law: Commentary and Materials (2nd ed).

Waincymer is also a qualified practitioner. He is an Australian Government Nominee as a non-governmental panellist for the WTO and has acted as a panellist. He is also a nominated ICSID panellist and has been an ICC appointed arbitrator. Waincymer is Co-convenor of the International Trade and Business Interest Group of the Law Council of Australia.