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Philomila Tsoukala

Professor of Law

B.Mus., Conservatory of Northern Greece; LL.B., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.A., University Pantheon Assas, Paris II; S.J.D., Harvard

Areas of Expertise:

Comparative and Foreign Law, Family Law

Philomila Tsoukala is an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. Her research interests focus on the comparative position of family law in the political...

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Philomila Tsoukala is an Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. Her research interests focus on the comparative position of family law in the political economy of western liberal states, with a special emphasis on the gendered character of the legal regulation of the family and the market. Her most recent article “Marrying Family Law to the Nation” published in the American Journal of Comparative Law uses legal historical insights from the nation-building stage of European history to analyze the contemporary debates over the harmonization of family law in Europe. She is co-editor of the forthcoming new edition of Professor Judy Areen’s Family Law casebook. She teaches Family Law I, European Union Law, Legal Justice, and a seminar on the legal regulation of the Family and the Market. Previously Professor Tsoukala was a Visiting Associate Professor at GULC, a Visiting Assistant Professor (Emerging Scholars Program) at the University of Texas School of Law (Emerging Scholars Program), and a Byse Fellow at Harvard Law School. She has a SJD from Harvard Law School, a master's degree from Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, and a LLB from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2016).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Tanja Bender, Jeffery Atik, Federico Fabbrini & Stephen Utz, Panel 2, The EuroZone and the European Economic Crisis: 2016-2017 Symposium Transcript: A Continent Divided: Nationalism and the European Union (April 7, 2017), 32 Conn. J. Int'l L. 338-347 (2017).    [HEIN]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Household Regulation and European Integration: The Family Portrait of a Crisis, 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 747-799 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Euro Zone Crisis Management and the New Social Europe, 20 Colum. J. Eur. L. 31-76 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Narratives of the European Crisis and the Future of (Social) Europe, 48 Texas Int'l L.J. 241-267 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
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All Scholarship 2007 - Present

Books

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Judith C. Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2016).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Tanja Bender, Jeffery Atik, Federico Fabbrini & Stephen Utz, Panel 2, The EuroZone and the European Economic Crisis: 2016-2017 Symposium Transcript: A Continent Divided: Nationalism and the European Union (April 7, 2017), 32 Conn. J. Int'l L. 338-347 (2017).    [HEIN]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Household Regulation and European Integration: The Family Portrait of a Crisis, 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 747-799 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Euro Zone Crisis Management and the New Social Europe, 20 Colum. J. Eur. L. 31-76 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Narratives of the European Crisis and the Future of (Social) Europe, 48 Texas Int'l L.J. 241-267 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Marrying Family Law to the Nation, 58 Am. J. Comp. L. 873-910 (2010).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Reading A Poem is Being Written: A Tribute to Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, 33 Harv. J.L. & Gender 339-347 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Gary Becker, Legal Feminism, and the Costs of Moralizing Care, 16 Colum. J. Gender & L. 357-428 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Philomila Tsoukala, Gary Becker, Legal Feminism, and the Costs of Moralizing Care, in Libby S. Adler, Lisa A. Crooms, Judith G. Greenberg, Martha L. Minow & Dorothy E. Roberts, Women and the Law 749-753 (New York: Foundation Press 4th ed. 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Philomila Tsoukala, Gender and the Law: Notes for a Conversation, in Gendering Transformations 327-337 (Yota Papageorgiou ed., Rethymnon, Greece: University of Crete 2007).   
Recent scholarship

In the News

"Inequality and Human Rights Seminar invites scholars to discuss Greek financial crisis," coverage in The Daily Texan, September 29, 2015, featuring Professors Philomila Tsoukala and Alvaro Santos.

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"Inequality and Human Rights Seminar invites scholars to discuss Greek financial crisis," coverage in The Daily Texan, September 29, 2015, featuring Professors Philomila Tsoukala and Alvaro Santos.

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