Nadia E. Nedzel is the Kevin Reilly Family Professor of Law at Southern University Law Center. She specializes in commercial law and has taught Louisiana Law of Sale and Lease, as well as Louisiana Obligations, Common Law Contracts, and International Business Law since 2004. She has taught Comparative Contract Law as a Fulbright Specialist in Chile, lectured on Legal Reasoning and Writing in a number of countries, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Center for International Law at Cambridge University, U.K. Her first book, "Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students," now in its third edition, is widely used in LL.M. programs both in the U.S. and abroad. She received her J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Loyola (New Orleans) and her LL.M. With Honors from Northwestern (Chicago). She served as Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Carl Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has practiced admiralty and international trade law, and was the Director of Tulane Law School's LL.M. Programs from 1999-2004.
David Gruning is the William L. Crowe, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans. He earned his J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1982, magna cum laude, where he was articles editor of the Tulane Law Review, a member of Order of the Coif, and recipient of the Rufus T. Harris Civil Law Award. He joined the faculty at Loyola, becoming a full professor in 1993. He has lectured at several universities in France, teaching both contract law and constitutional law, including Paris V, Lyon III, and Caen, and has consulted in Madagascar and Morocco on constitutional and commercial law. He has also lectured at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, and Mississippi College. At the University of Montreal (2001-2003), he helped create the graduate program in North America Common Law. He serves on several committees of the Louisiana State Law Institute including Sales, Commercial Law, and Security Rights. He is a member of the American Law Institute. He is co-author of the volume of the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Sale (forthcoming) (with Dian Tooley-Knoblett) and of The Louisiana Law of Sale and Lease: a Précis (2d ed. 2011) (with Alain Levasseur). He has translated several works on French law, including the proposed revision of the French Civil Code on the law of Obligations and Contracts (with Alain Levasseur), published by the Association Henri Capitant. He delivered the 2006 Fresco Lecture at the University of Genoa, Italy, Faculty of Law on The Limits of Liability in American Tort Law.