In honor of Professor Yiannopoulos's 28 years of teaching at Tulane law School, and on the occasion of his retirement, this endowed scholarship fund was created through the initial gift of Frederick R. Heebe, who received both his undergraduate (1975) and law (1978) degrees from Tulane University.
Professor Yiannopoulos, an internationally renowned scholar of civil law, comparative law, and maritime law, joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 1979, after spending twenty years as a faculty member at the Louisiana State University Law Center. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law. He has been instrumental in the teaching of civil law in Louisiana in the late 20th century. He has been in charge of the revision of the Louisiana Civil Code as reporter for the Louisiana State Law Institute and has been the editor of West's Pamphlet Edition of the Louisiana Civil Code since 1980. He has also authored three columes of the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise series, now in its 4th edition. Professor Yiannopoulos has published widely in the fields of civil law, comparative law, conflict of laws, and admiralty. He has directed the Law School's summer programs in Greece since 1980. He continues to research and write on the civil code, on maritime law, and on the subject of property. Professor Yiannopoulos is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (The Hague) and of the American Law Institute.
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