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.

Chief Judge Stewart received his B.A. degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Dillard University in 1971 and his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans in 1974. Immediately following admission to the Louisiana Bar Association in October 1974, he entered the United States Army and served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps until October 1977. Following his service as a military lawyer, he has served as a Staff Attorney with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Assistant United States Attorney, Special Assistant City and District Attorney, and private practitioner. In 1985, he was elected as a District Judge for the First Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish, Louisiana and was reelected without opposition six years later. In 1991, again without opposition, he was elected to the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal. On May 9, 1994, he was appointed by President William J. Clinton to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which encompasses Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana and is located in New Orleans. On October 1, 2012, Chief Judge Stewart became the first African-American Chief Judge on the Fifth Circuit. His chambers is located in Shreveport.

Chief Judge Stewart serves on the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He is a past chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He is a charter member of the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz Chapter of American Inns of Court in Shreveport. He serves as President of the American Inns of Court Foundation. Chief Judge Stewart was elected as an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London, England. He is a member of the American, National, Federal, Louisiana and Shreveport Bar Associations, and the Federal Judges Association.

Chief Judge Stewart is a member of the National Bar Association Judicial Council and the Just the Beginning Foundation of African-American Federal Judges. Chief Judge Stewart serves on the Dillard University Board of Trustees. He formerly served on the Centenary College of Louisiana Board of Trustees. He holds honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, Mississippi College School of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and Suffolk University Law School.

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.