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LSU Law welcomes Nikolaos Davrados to faculty

Professor Davrados smiling in front of a bookcase.

LSU Law Professor Nikolaos Davrados

LSU Law welcomes former European Union legal advisor and international scholar Nikolaos Davrados, Ph.D. to the faculty. He will begin his first semester at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center teaching legal traditions and conflicts of law this fall.

Davrados was previously an associate professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He joined Loyola Law as a visiting assistant professor in 2014 and earned the Professor of the Year award four times in the nearly ten years he was there. He also taught at the University of Athens School of Law and the University of Nicosia School of Law where he continues to serve as a visiting professor.

After completing his postdoctoral research at the University of Texas School of Law, Davrados practiced in international business transactions and arbitration and served as a legal advisor to the Council of the European Union before entering academia. Through his professional and scholarly experiences, he became well-aware of LSU Law’s reputation around the world.

“If you ask any European student of comparative law to name a law school in the United States, they will recognize LSU Law as one of the top law schools in the field,” said Davrados, who holds law degrees from Oxford University Faculty of Law and the University of Athens School of Law. “LSU Law enjoys a strong international program, and I am excited for the opportunity to work with the students and faculty to continue that legacy.”

He also says it is an honor to teach at the same institution as many of his colleagues and mentors like Professor Symeon C. Symeonides (now retired dean of Willamette University College Law School), Professor Emeritus Alain A. Levasseur, Professor Olivier Moréteau, and the late Professor Athanassious N. Yiannopoulos.

In addition to his role on the faculty, Davrados will work alongside Moréteau to oversee the LSU Center of Civil Law Studies and the LL.M. program. Before the fall semester began, Davrados accompanied the LL.M. Class of 2024 to tour the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans. He was thrilled to be a part of their first experience at the court building, especially as they read the Civil Code of France. The Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Supreme Court Museum has one of the only copies of the Civil Code of the French.

Professor Davrados pointing at a book with students surrounding him.

Professor Nikolaos Davrados with the LL.M. Class of 2024 on their field trip to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

“It was truly remarkable to watch our students from France hold the Napoleonic code in their hands,” Davrados said. “This document is the foundation of the civil law we study today, and to see it in person was a great privilege.”

Davrados frequently presents on comparative and civil law at international and national conferences. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including West Academic, Carolina Academic Press, Louisiana Law Review, Loyola Law Review, Athens Law Review, Objections Under the Greek Civil Code, and The Law of International Business Transactions.

Learn more about Davrados and his scholarship by reading his faculty page.