Spetses Program Course Descriptions

Art and Cultural Property Law (1 credit hour)

The course aims at equipping students with a sound working knowledge and understanding of key legal issues required in order to operate successfully in the arts market. It will cover the problem of licit and illicit art trade as well as the basic framework for the international protection of cultural property. More specifically, the roles and responsibilities of artists and professional managers in relation to artwork transactions, the protection of artists’ rights, the role of collectors, international art auctions of cultural objects, theft and looting of art objects, bona fide acquisition of stolen art, repatriation/ restitution and return of stolen or looted art will be basically the topics to be discussed.

Instructor: Professor Anastasia Grammaticaki-Alexiou
Class Dates: June 19 – June 30 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 2, Spetses Hotel
Time: 9:00 – 10:10 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, July 1, 2016

Comparative Judicial Process (1 credit hour)

This seminar will analyze and compare faces of the judicial process of different nations, including issues relating to the selection and staffing of courts, the roles of judges and lawyers, the jury system, collective and class actions, forum shopping, and how all of these facets of the systems are influenced by the legal cultures in which they operate.  The class will be tailored to explore these issues with reference also to the Greek legal system.

Instructor: Professor Mary Garvey Algero
Class Dates: June 19 – June 30 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 1, Spetses Hotel
Time: 9:00 – 10:10 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, July 1, 2016

International Sales Transactions (1 credit hour)

This seminar will examine issues relating to contracts for sale of goods between countries in a globalized economy.  It will focus specifically on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), a body of law created to facilitate world trade and to eliminate the uncertainty as a result of the domestic laws of conflicting states. As of December 29, 2015,  UNCITRAL reports that 84 states including the United States and Greece, have adopted the CISG.  We will examine the scope of CISG and how CISG addresses the issues of contract formation, express and implied warranties, performance obligations and remedies in cross-border transactions.  We will explore the issues by examining the articles of the CISG, representative cases from different countries under the CISG, as well as through a comparative examination of the domestic sales laws of the United States as appropriate.

Instructor: Professor Chunlin Leonhard
Class Dates: June 19 – June 30 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 2, Spetses Hotel
Time: 10:20 – 11:30 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, July 1, 2016

Comparative Reproductive Bioethics and the Law (1 credit hour)

Comparative Reproductive Bioethics and the Law provides an overview of the law and bioethical issues associated with assisted reproductive technologies. Combining aspects of tort, constitutional, administrative and criminal law, the course begins with a philosophical examination of ethical theories followed by an examination of legal issues arising from assisted reproduction. In addition to assisted reproduction, the course will explore related issues of cloning and stem cell research.

Instructor: Professor Kathryn Venturatos Lorio
Class Dates: June 19 – June 30 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 1, Spetses Hotel
Time: 10:20 – 11:30 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, July 1, 2016

Comparative Maritime Law (1 credit hour)

From iPads to automobiles, corn syrup to crude oil, over 90% of international trade occurs by ocean carriage.  Consequently, shipping is perhaps the most international of the world’s great industries.  It is also one of the most dangerous.  This course will explore the varying approaches to certain maritime issues under international conventions and United States law.  Topics may include marine pollution, limitation of liability, and carriage of goods by sea.

Instructor: Honorable Carl J. Barbier
Class Dates: June 19 – June 30 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 1, Spetses Hotel
Time: 11:40 AM – 12:50 PM
Final Exam: Saturday, July 1, 2016