Faculty

Keith Vetter

Professor Vetter is the Ted and Louana Frois Distinguished Professor of International Law Studies at Loyola College of Law. He teaches Comparative Law and Latin American Legal Systems at Loyola, has written numerous articles and books and has lectured on comparative law topics at law schools in Japan, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, France, Holland, England ( Oxford), Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil. He has taught at the Institut de Droit Compare, Faculte de Droit, Universite-Jean Moulin, Lyon, France, the Vytatus Magus University Law School in Kaunas, Lithuania and the State University of Rio de Janeiro School of Law, and was the first director of Loyola’s Foreign Summer Sessions.

Markus G. Puder, Ph.D. 

First Legal State Examination, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; Second Legal State Examination, Munich Upper Court of Appeals; LL.M.(Common Law Studies), Georgetown; Ph.D. in Law, Ludwig-Maximilians University; Member New York State Bar, U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Professor Puder serves as Associate Professor of Law at the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. His teaching and research interests include Comparative, Civil, and Roman Law; Environmental and Energy Law; and Public International Law and the Law of the European Union. He has previously been employed in the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory (a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC), while holding lectureships at the Georgetown University Law Center and the George Washington University School of Law. He has taught and spoken at the Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany), Universidade Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Boðaziçi Üniversitesi (Istanbul, Turkey). Other professional experiences include serving as Congressional Fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives, Law Clerk at the Oberlandesgericht München (Upper Regional Court of Munich, Germany), Assistant Lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (Munich Law School, Germany), and Researcher in Residence at the University of Cape Town (Republic of South Africa). In addition to speaking English, German, French, and Spanish, he has intermediate knowledge of Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Italian. In his spare time, he is a concert violinist.

Robert A. Garda, Jr.

Professor Garda joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2002. Prior to joining the faculty, he graduated from Duke University Law School where he served as an articles editor on the Duke Law Journal. After graduation he became a partner at the law firm of Fabian & Clendenin, practicing primarily in the fields of commercial transactions, education law and employment law. Professor Garda’s teaching and scholarly interests include Contracts, Commercial Transactions, International Commercial Law, Education Law and Employment Discrimination. Professor Garda has served as a visiting law professor at Tulane University School of Law and has taught in the Loyola summer programs in Austria and Costa Rica and Budapest.

John H. Rooney, Jr., P.A. 

John Rooney is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the University of Miami Law School (where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration and International Business Transactions). He practices in Miami, where he works exclusively on international legal matters. He has served as arbitrator on international tribunals, and as advocate in international arbitrations. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish.