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Kathryn Venturatos Lorio

Leon Sarpy Distinguished Professor of Law

Kathryn Venturatos Lorio
Kathryn Venturatos Lorio

Prior to joining the Loyola law faculty, Professor Lorio practiced law with the firm of Deutsch, Kerrigan and Stiles in New Orleans. Her teaching and scholarly interests are in the areas of family law and the civil law of successions and donations. She has lectured and published extensively on the legal treatment of alternative reproductive techniques. She has served as Chair of the Section on Women and the Law of the Association of American Law Schools. She is active in law reform on the national level as a member of the American Law Institute, and in Louisiana as a member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Professor Lorio has taught with the Tulane Summer Abroad Program in Greece and the Loyola Summer Legal Studies Program in Austria, and has lectured in Paris and at the International Bar Association Conference in Berlin. During the 1996-1997 academic year, Professor Lorio served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.


J.D., Loyola University New Orleans, 1973; B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane University (magna cum laude), 1970.

Classes Taught

  • Civil Law Successions
  • LA Probate Seminar

Areas of Expertise

Family Law, Civil Law of Successions, Donations & Trusts, Assisted Reproductive Techniques