Professor Dane Ciolino serves as the Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. His current scholarly and teaching interests at Loyola include Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Advocacy and Criminal Law.
Professor Ciolino graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 1985, and magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1988, where he was inducted into Order of the Coif and selected as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, and Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC, in New Orleans.
Since joining the faculty at Loyola, Professor Ciolino has served as reporter to the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics 2000 Committee, as chairperson of a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, and as a member of the following Louisiana State Bar Association committees: the Professionalism Committee, the Lawyer & Judicial Codes of Conduct Committee, and the Ethics Advisory Service Committee. His legal ethics e-book, Louisiana Legal Ethics, is located at www.lalegalethics.org. This is Professor Ciolino's first year as the Vienna Program Director.
Proessor Robert A. Garda, Jr. teaches contracts, commercial transactions, international commercial transactions, employment discrimination, legal methods, and scholarly writing. He is the author of numerous articles and reports on education law. His recent articles appear in the North Carolina Law Review, Florida Law Review and Journal of Law & Education. His legal scholarship covers a variety of topics including: the rights of disabled students, affirmative action, integration in K-12 education, special education spending and legal issues surrounding charter schools. His current projects concern: introducing outcome accountability into special education law, the impact of monied interests on education legislation and the changing purposes of education as recognized by the Supreme Court and embodied in recent legislation.
Professor Garda was the past national Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Education Law and currently serves on its Executive Committee. He also serves as a member of the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services. He has worked on projects with the Louisiana Bar Foundation and Louisiana Appleseed. He also works with national and local public interest groups on education and disability issues and is a frequent commentator in the Louisiana media on education issues. He was awarded the 2010 Good Apple Award from the Appleseed Network and the 2009 Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Public Service Award for his public service. He was also voted the Favorite Professor of the Year in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
Professor Garda joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2002. Prior to entering academia he graduated from Duke University Law School where he served as Articles Editor on the Duke Law Journal. After externing for Justice Zimmerman of the Utah Supreme Court, Professor Garda became a partner at the Salt Lake City firm of Fabian & Clendenin focusing primarily in the areas of education law, commercial litigation, and employment law.
Professor Patrick Hugg is the John McAuley Distinguished Professor and former Associate Dean of the Loyola College of Law. He has taught and published in the fields of European Union Law, International Trade Law, Comparative Law, Federal Courts, and Appellate Advocacy. Professor Hugg has spoken or taught in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Lisbon, and Istanbul.
Professor Richard Gamauf serves on the University of Vienna law faculty, and he has lectured on human rights in Loyola’s summer program for several years. He earned his Magister and Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. He also served as law clerk at the Austrian Constitutional Court.
Professor Ursula Kriebaum serves on the University of Vienna law faculty. She has taught international human rights law at the University of Vienna, the European Masters Programme in Human Rights and Democratization (Venice, Italy), Vienna, Austria), the Austrian Federal Academy, and for North West Council on Study Abroad. She has worked in the office of the legal adviser of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was legal expert in the team of the Austrian Special Envoy for Holocaust Restitution Issues. She was delegate to the UN Preparatory Committee for an International Criminal Court. She served as expert in an EU Twinning Project on the Improvement of Statement-taking Methods and Rooms in Turkey. She was nominated by the Austrian government as one of three candidates for the election of the Austrian judge to the European Court of Human Rights in 2007. From 1999 to 2002, she was Member of the Human Rights Advisory Board of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior nominated by Amnesty International.
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