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.

Judge Madeleine M. Landrieu

Professor Craig Senn

Professor Senn joined the Loyola law faculty in 2009. Senn graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia, where he graduated first in his class.

After law school, Professor Senn was a labor & employment lawyer and litigator, and he spearheaded the Atlanta employment practice of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC. From 2004-2006, he served as a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola. And, from 2006-2009, he was an Assistant Professor of Law at the Charleston School of Law in South Carolina.

Professor Senn’s teaching and scholarly interests primarily include Contracts, Commercial Transactions (Sales), Employment Law, Employment Discrimination Law, and Labor Law.

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. Professor Tooley-Knoblett will serve as the Spetses program Director.

Professor M. Isabel Medina 

M. Isabel Medina joined the law school faculty in 1991 after practicing law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Upon her graduation from Tulane Law School, she clerked for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She was a managing editor of the Tulane Law Review. She teaches Constitutional Law including First Amendment, Employment and Gender Discrimination Law, and Immigration Law. She has visited at the University of Athens (Fulbright Scholar 2003), Tulane Law School, Villanova University School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

She served as co-chair of the Constitutional Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools in 2014 and is a past chair of the Immigration Law Section. She has organized a number of conferences on gender based violence, constitutional and immigration issues. She has served as Chair of the Loyola University Senate. In 2011 she received the Loyola Senate Award for Excellence in Advising for her work as Faculty Advisor of the Journal of Public Interest Law and the Lambda Law Alliance. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

She writes in the area of gender, immigration and constitutional law and her articles have appeared in the Connecticut Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Louisiana Law Review and the Harvard Latino Law Journal. Her publications include MIGRATION LAW IN THE USA (Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 2011) and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: CASES, HISTORY, AND PRACTICE (co-author 4th edition LexisNexis 2011). Her current interest is derivative citizenship and ethnic studies. Her history of the law school, published by LSU Press, is forthcoming in spring 2016.