Spetses Program Course Descriptions

Comparative Mediation & Arbitration (1 credit hour)
Instructor: Professor Bobby Marzine Harges
Class Dates: June 18 – June 29, 2018 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Spetses Hotel
Time: 9:00 – 10:10 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, June 30, 2018

This course will compare and contrast ADR processes in the United States with those in Greece and the European Union.

Comparative Bioethics: Beginning and End of Life (1 credit hour)
Instructor: Professor Kathryn Venturatos Lorio
Class Dates: June 18 – June 29, 2018 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Spetses Hotel
Time: 9:00 – 10:10 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, June 30, 2018

This course provides an overview of the law and bioethical issues associated with beginning of life (assisted reproductive technologies) and end of life. 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 and termination of life.

Comparative Choice-of-Law (1 credit hour)
Instructor: Professor Symeon C. Symeonides
Class Dates: June 18 – June 29, 2018 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Spetses Hotel
Time: 10:20 – 11:30 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, June 30, 2018


This course surveys approaches to the choice-of-law process, which is mandated whenever a private transaction has contacts with more than one jurisdiction. The American approach will be compared to the more evolutionary process in the European Union that culminated in Rome I (for contracts) and Rome II (for torts).

International Art Law (1 credit hour)
Instructor: Professor Anastasia Grammaticaki-Alexiou
Class Dates: June 18 – June 29, 2018 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Spetses Hotel
Time: 10:20 – 11:30 AM
Final Exam: Saturday, June 30, 2018


This course aims to equip 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.

Comparative Civil Procedure (1 credit hour)
Instructor: The Honorable Carl E. Stewart
Class Dates: June 18 – June 29, 2018 (Monday - Friday)
Location: Spetses Hotel
Time: 11:40 AM – 12:50 PM
Final Exam: Saturday, June 30, 2018


This course will analyze and compare facets 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.