Symeon C. Symeonides
Symeon C. Symeonides, dean of the College of Law and Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law, received his first two law degrees (in private and public law) from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece and the next two (an LLM and an SJD) from Harvard Law School. He began his teaching career in 1976 at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and in 1978 he continued at the Louisiana State University Law Center, where he became the Judge Albert Tate Professor of Law (1987) and vice chancellor (1991–97). He joined Willamette in 1999 as dean of the College of Law. He has lectured at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law and several European and American universities, and has taught at the universities of Paris-I (Sorbonne), Paris-V (Descartes), Aix-en-Provence, Louvain-la-Neuve, Tulane University and Loyola University (New Orleans).
Symeonides has authored or co-authored 22 books and 101 articles, some of which have been published in Greek, German, French, Italian and Chinese. He has served as president of the American Society of Comparative Law, vice president of the International Association of Legal Science, former chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Conflict of Laws, and a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (titular), Phi Beta Kappa, the Order of the Coif, the American Law Institute, the Oregon Law Commission and the Bartolus Society. He has also been a member of the Executive Board of Editors of the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Electronic Journal of Comparative Law (Netherlands) and the Yearbook of Private International Law (Switzerland), as well as a scholarly consultant for the eighth edition of Black’s Law Dictionary.