Spetses Program Faculty

Professor Anastasia Grammaticaki-Alexiou

Professor Grammaticaki-Alexiou is professor of private international law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University and holds a Ph.D. from the same University. She has done graduate work at The Hague Academy of International Law and in England (King's College). As a visiting professor she has taught in several American law schools, including Loyola College of Law and Tulane Law School in New Orleans and has also taught in the inter-university Master on Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy and has taught international commercial law at the MA Program in International and EU Business Law at Neapolis University in Paphos, Cyprus, and cultural property protection at the MA in Art, Law and Economy of the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki. She is the president of the Committee of Private International Law of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. She has participated in legislative work both in Greece and in the EU and has been a judge in the Special Supreme Court of Greece. She is member of the Advisory Committee of the Cyprus University Law School in Nicosia, Cyprus. She has published widely (several books and numerous articles), both in Greece and abroad. Her interests also include cultural property protection, human rights, cyberspace law, and biotechnology as regards private international law.

Professor Bobby Marzine Harges

Bobby Marzine Harges is the Adams & Reese Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Prior to his arrival at Loyola, Professor Harges worked as an electrical engineer with Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas and practiced law in New Orleans. He also taught at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Professor Harges' research, teaching, and consulting interests include mediation and arbitration, evidence and trial practice, torts, criminal law and criminal procedure. An experienced special master, mediator, arbitrator, and attorney-chair of medical review panels, he has written several books on Louisiana DWI Law, Evidence, Criminal Law and ADR.

Professor Kathryn Venturatos Lorio

Prior to joining the Loyola law faculty, Professor Lorio practiced law with the firm of Deutsch, Kerrigan and Stiles in New Orleans. Her teaching and scholarly interests are in the areas of family law and the civil law of successions and donations. She has lectured and published extensively on the legal treatment of alternative reproductive techniques. She has served as Chair of the Section on Women and the Law of the Association of American Law Schools. She is active in law reform on the national level as a member of the American Law Institute, and in Louisiana as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Professor Lorio has taught with the Tulane Summer Abroad Program in Greece and the Loyola Summer Legal Studies Program in Austria, and has lectured in Paris and at the International Bar Association Conference in Berlin. During the 1996-1997 academic year, Professor Lorio served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Lorio also served as the Interim Dean for Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for the 2010-2011 academic year. She has served as the Program Director for Loyola's Spetses, Greece Summer Abroad for the past few years, and has made it the amazing program that it is. We are thankful for everything that she has done. 

The Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Sr.

The Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Sr., is a 1973 honor graduate of the historic C.E. Byrd High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Orleans in 1977 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola School of Law in 1980.

Throughout his legal career, Judge Stewart has been recognized as a trailblazer. He began his distinguished career as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Shreveport. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney for Caddo Parish for eight and a half years. He capped off his prosecutorial career as the first and only black to serve as First Assistant District Attorney.

He began judicial service in 1990 with his election, in a district which was 66% white, to the First Judicial District Court, Caddo Parish, where he served with his brother the Hon. Carl Stewart, Sr., who now sits on the bench of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. In 1994, Judge Stewart was elected, without opposition, to the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal. He was reelected in 2004, without opposition.

Professor Symeon C. Symeonides

Professor Symeonides is the Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Willamette University College of Law. He received his first two law degrees (in private and public law) from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and the next two (LLM and SJD) from Harvard. He also holds two honorary Doctor of Laws degrees and a PhD. He joined Willamette in 1999 as Dean of the College of Law and served in that capacity until 2011. Previously, he taught at the University of Thessaloniki (1976-78), and Louisiana State University, where he was the Judge Albert Tate Professor of Law (1987) and vice chancellor (1991-97). He also taught at the universities of Paris-I (Sorbonne), Paris-V (Descartes), Aix-en-Provence, Louvain-la-Neuve, NYU, Tulane, and Loyola, and lectured at The Hague Academy of International Law and more than fifty European and American universities.

His teaching subjects include Conflict of Laws, Comparative Law, and International Litigation & Arbitration.