Moscow State University


Professor James M. Klebba

Professor Klebba is a 1967 graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at Loyola in 1973, he was in private practice with the firm of Dorsey and Whitney in Minneapolis. He also has experience as an arbitrator.

Professor Klebba has served the law school previously as Associate Dean and also as Interim Dean and Dean. Professor Klebba was a visiting law professor at the Universities of Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas. He has lectured extensively in Eastern Europe and the former U.S.S.R. and has been the Director of Loyola's Summer Legal Studies Program in Moscow and Budapest. In the fall semester of 2004, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Belgrade.

Professor Klebba is a former chair of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Civil Procedure. He teaches courses in the areas of civil procedure, evidence, federal courts and comparative judicial systems.

Professor Gayane Davidyan

Professor 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.