Judge John D. Wessel Distinguished Professor of Law
Ph.D., Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Summa Cum Laude; Anthropology of Law LLM, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Magna Cum Laude; Public Law LLM, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Cum Laude.
Professor Custos earned her Doctoral degree, summa cum laude, from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, after having graduated as the valedictorian of her Public Law Master's degree class from the same University. Her first classroom experience took place at her Alma Mater where she served as a teaching and research fellow. She then taught as an Associate Professor at the University of the (French) Antilles and Guiana and upon successful completion of the highly competitive ‘Agrégation de Droit Public’ was appointed Full Professor to the University of Caen (France) in 1994. Professor Custos completed a Fulbright Fellowship at Columbia Law School in 1997-1998. She joined Loyola Law School in the Fall of 2002.
Professor Custos teaching experience uniquely includes courses falling into both Common Law and Civil Law curricula on each side of the Atlantic: administrative law, comparative law, European Union law, public utilities law, telecommunications law, constitutional law, local government law, and conventional obligations.
Professor Custos’s scholarship reflects her pluridisciplinarity and her dual Common Law - Civil Law experience. A first strand of her research combines administrative law, European Union law and comparative law and focuses on the evolution of regulatory frameworks in a context of liberalization and globalization. In the second strand of her scholarly endeavors, where comparative law, European Union law and French overseas law intersect, she tackles the questions of legal transplant and law and development in a post-colonial era through the study of the French Overseas Departments and the E.U. Outermost Regions.