Jones Walker Distinguished Professor of Law
J.D., Louisiana State University, 1980; B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1977
Professor Tooley-Knoblett is the Jones-Walker Distinguished Professor of Law. She received her J.D. from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1980, where she served as Executive Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. Before joining the Loyola faculty in 1984, she served as law clerk to Chief Justice John A. Dixon of the Louisiana Supreme Court and was an attorney in the legal department of Shell Oil Company. She has taught over eighteen common and civil law courses at Loyola, with publications in the areas of Louisiana property, sales and leases, community property, and conflict of laws. Since 1987 she has actively participated in law reform in Louisiana by serving as a member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute and as a member of over twenty law reform advisory committees that have drafted legislation, principally revisions of Louisiana’s Civil Code. She is the lead editor of the ninth edition of Yiannopoulos’ Civil Law Property Coursebook, and her treatise on Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Sales (co-authored with colleague David Gruning) will be published by West in 2012.