Spetses Greece

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 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.

Professor Nikolaos Davrados

Dr. Nicholas Davrados is a Visiting Professor of Law at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he teaches conflict of laws and civil law obligations. He holds a Teaching Fellowship in Law at the University of Athens (Greece) and is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). His research and scholarly interests are focused on the conflict of laws, civil law, international business transactions and immigration law, areas of the law on which he has written extensively. He has served as legal advisor to the European Union and the Greek Government, and has participated in several legislative groups on matters of civil and conflicts law. He received his LL.B. and Ph.D. from the University of Athens, and his MJur degree from the University of Oxford.

Professor Kathryn Venturatos Lorio

Kathryn Venturatos Lorio is the Leon Sarpy Professor of Law at Loyola College of Law in New Orleans. She received her B.A. Degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After receiving her J.D. from Loyola Law School where she was the Casenote Editor of the Loyola Law Review, she practiced with the law firm of Deutsch, Kerrigan, and Stiles in New Orleans, prior to joining Loyola’s law faculty. Her teaching and scholarly interests are in the areas of family law, health law, and the civil law of successions and donations. She has lectured and published extensively on the legal treatment of alternative reproductive techniques.

Professor Lorio is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the American Law Institute, as well as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute where she serves as a member of its Council and on the Committees revising Family Law and Successions and Donations. She is author of numerous articles, book chapters, and also the author of the LOUISIANA CIVIL LAW TREATISE ON SUCCESSIONS AND DONATIONS published by West Publishing Company.

Professor Lorio served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1996-1997 and as Interim Dean in 2010-2011 for Loyola College of Law. She has taught with the Loyola Summer Legal Studies Program in Austria and the Tulane Summer Abroad Program in Greece and has lectured in Paris and at the International Bar Association Conference in Berlin. 

Fluent in the Greek language, Professor Lorio has visited Greece numerous times, having taught with the former Tulane Summer Abroad Program in Crete and in the Spetses program six times. In the spring of 2011 and again in 2012, she accompanied a group of law students on an experiential learning seminar trip to Greece where they attended lectures and observed first hand the social, legal and economic issues plaguing the nation. Professor Lorio will serve as the Spetses program Director.

Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett 

Professor Tooley-Knoblett is the Jones-Walker Distinguished Professor of Law. She received her J.D. from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1980, where she served as Executive Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. Before joining the Loyola faculty in 1984, she served as law clerk to Chief Justice John A. Dixon of the Louisiana Supreme Court and was an attorney in the legal department of Shell Oil Company. She has taught over eighteen common and civil law courses at Loyola, with publications in the areas of Louisiana property, sales and leases, community property, and conflict of laws. Since 1987 she has actively participated in law reform in Louisiana by serving as a member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute and as a member of over twenty law reform advisory committees that have drafted legislation, principally revisions of Louisiana’s Civil Code. She is the lead editor of the ninth edition of Yiannopoulos’ Civil Law Property Coursebook, and her treatise on Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Sales (co-authored with colleague David Gruning) will be published by West in 2012.