Courses: Contracts, Sales and Lease, Obligations, International Business Transactions, International Law
Expertise: Rule of Law, Sales & Leases, Contracts and Obligations, International Trade, Differences Between Common Law & Civil Law; Philosophy and the Law
Professor Nedzel’s interests include international and comparative commercial law, policy, and jurisprudence; specifically the interrelationship among market economy, technology, the rule of law, and personal autonomy. She has been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, a Fulbright Senior Specialist teaching Comparative Contract Law and Legal Drafting in Santiago, Chile (April, 2007), and she taught legal drafting in Istanbul, Turkey along with other legal writing experts. Most recently, she taught law school faculty in Santiago, Chile how to incorporate case method into their teaching. She is a member of the Louisiana Advisory to the United States Civil Rights Commission.
An active scholar, her textbook, Legal Research and Writing for International Graduate Students (2nd ed. Aspen 2008) has been translated into Chinese, and she’ll begin working on a third edition in the summer of 2011. She is finishing a new casebook on Louisiana Sales and Lease, and continues to work on her Rule of Law project. Her most recent law review article is: “The Rule of Law: Its History and Meaning in Common Law, Civil Law, and Latin American Judicial Systems, 10 Richmond J. Global L. & Bus. 57 (2010).
Professor Nedzel came to SULC from Tulane University School of Law, where she was the director of Graduate Legal Studies and Exchange Programs. She also practiced admiralty and international trade, served as a staff attorney for the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a former judicial clerk for Judge Carl E. Stewart of that court. Professor Nedzel earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University School of Law and an LL.M. with honors from Northwestern University. She speaks French, Spanish, and some Russian.