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LL.B., 1999, University of Athens
Ph.D., 2008, University of Athens
M. Jur., 2000, Oxford University Faculty of Law
Visiting Scholar, 2009-2010, University of Texas School of Law

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Nikolaos A. Davrados

Curry Family Professorship
Professor of Law


Nikolaos A. Davrados, Ph.D. joined the LSU Law faculty in 2023. He has taught and written extensively in the areas of civil law, comparative law, conflict of laws, and international business transactions in the United States and Europe. He previously taught at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he was an associate professor of law.

Professor Davrados holds law degrees from Oxford University and the University of Athens, where he later obtained his Ph.D. in law graduating summa cum laude. After completing his postdoctoral research at the University of Texas School of Law, he practiced in international business transactions and arbitration and served as a legal advisor to the Council of the European Union. He then began his academic career as a teaching fellow in law at the University of Athens School of Law and was later an assistant professor of law at the University of Nicosia (Cyprus) School of Law where he continues to serve as visiting professor.

Professor Davrados is a regular presenter at conferences hosted by the International Academy of Comparative Law, the Academy of European Law, and the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. He has delivered lectures at Tulane Law School, Sorbonne Paris North University (University Paris XIII) School of Law, the University of Thessaloniki (Greece) School of Law, Leibniz University Hannover Faculty of Law, and the University of Silesia (Poland) School of Law. His publications include several books and law review articles that have appeared or are forthcoming in West Academic, Carolina Academic Press, Hart Publishing, Springer, Thémis, C.H. Beck, Nomos, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Sakkoulas, Louisiana Law Review, Journal of Civil Law Studies, Loyola Law Review, Hellenic Review of International Law, Civil Procedure Law Review, and the Athens Law Review.

In addition to his role on the LSU Law faculty, Professor Davrados is an advisory board member of the Journal of Civil Law Studies with the LSU Center of Civil Law studies. He serves on the council of the Louisiana State Law Institute as well as several of its committees and is a member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed law journals Hellenic Review of International Law and Civil Procedure Law Review.

Selected Publications

  1. Restating the Civil Law of Quasi-Contract: Negotiorum Gestio and Unjust Enrichment, 15 Journal of Civil Law Studies ____ (2023) (forthcoming)
  2. Louisiana Law of Contracts and Quasi-Contracts – A Comparative Civil Law Perspective, A Treatise (with Alain A. Levasseur, Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2023)
  3. Louisiana Law of Obligations in General – A Précis (with Alain A. Levasseur, Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 5th ed. 2023)
  4. Louisiana Law of Contracts and Quasi-Contracts – A Précis (with Alain A. Levasseur, Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2023)
  5. A Louisiana Theory of Juridical Acts, 80 Louisiana Law Review 1119 (2020)
  6. Louisiana My Home Sweet Home: Decodifying Domicile, 64 Loyola Law Review 287 (2018)
  7. Demystifying Enrichment Without Cause, 78 Louisiana Law Review 1223 (2018)