Spetses Church

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 15 - June 26 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 1, Spetses Hotel 
Time: 9:00 – 10:10 AM 
Final Exam: Saturday, June 27, 2015

International Sales Transactions (1 credit hour)

The course will focus on the law governing the transnational sales of goods. The class will first cover the major sources of international commercial law with a special emphasis on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the UNIDROIT Principles of Commercial Law. The scope of the CISG along with its relationship to the domestic commercial laws of the United States and Greece will then be examined. The class will cover issues of offer and acceptance, express and implied warranties, performance obligations and remedies under the CISG. The CISG will be compared to the domestic sales laws of the United States and Greece throughout the class. The class will also examine public international law regarding arbitration of commercial disputes.

Instructor: Professor Robert A. Garda
Class Dates: June 15 - June 26 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 2, Spetses Hotel
Time: 9:00 - 10:10 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Comparative Reproductive Bioethics and the Law (1 credit hour)

This course 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 15 - June 26 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 1, Spetses Hotel 
Time: 10:20 - 11:30 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, June 27, 2015

International Maritime Law (1 credit hour)

International maritime law is intertwined in the daily practice of a U.S. admiralty law practitioner on different levels. Students will be introduced to the various aspects of a U.S. admiralty practice as they relate to both US and international conventions ranging from environmental crimes to seizures and arrests, cargo damage and limitations of liability to personal injury and collisions, as well as international arbitration. The course will introduce students to the implications of US and international treaties and conventions on a US admiralty practice. Finally, students will be exposed to the day-to-day U.S. admiralty practice and how such a practice spans the globe in its reach through depositions, hearings, trials, and issuance of opinion letters on the application of US and foreign law.

Instructor: Daniel A. Tadros, Partner at Chaffe, McCall, L.L.P., New Orleans
Class Dates: June 15 - June 26 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 1, Spetses Hotel 
Time: 10:20 - 11:30 AM 
Final Exam: Saturday, June 27, 2015

The New Family: A Comparative Perspective (1 credit hour)

This course will examine the changing form of families throughout the world and the legal ramifications of these new models. Issues included are the challenges to traditional marriage, including the high incidence of divorce, same-sex unions, and unions without marriage. Ancillary questions dealing with the best interests and support of children will also be examined.in a comparative mode.

Instructor: Professor Monica Wallace
Class Dates: June 15 - June 26 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Conference Room 2, Spetses Hotel 
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:50 PM 
Final Exam: Saturday, June 27, 2015