John A. Lovett

De Van D. Daggett, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law

John A. Lovett
John A. Lovett

John Lovett joined the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2002, after five years in practice with the New Orleans law firm of Liskow & Lewis and judicial clerkships with the Hon. F.A. Little, Jr., United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, and the Hon. Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 


Professor Lovett has served as Chair of the Property and Real Estate Transactions Sections of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) and has served as contributing editor to the ABA journal, Probate and Property. In the fall of 2009, Professor Lovett was a McCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Law School. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Academic Affairs at Loyola. In 2013, Professor Lovett was elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).  In 2017, he was awarded the title of Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh Law School, which he will hold from September 2017 until August 2020.


Professor Lovett’s teaching and research focus on property law in common, civil and mixed jurisdictions. He has published many book chapters and numerous articles in journals such as the Connecticut Law Review, Edinburgh Law Review, Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law, Journal of Law, Property and Society, Louisiana Law Review, Loyola Law Review, Missouri Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Probate and Property, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, Stellenbosch Law Review, Tennessee Law Review, Texas A&M Law Review, Tulane Law Review and Vermont Law Review. He is also co-author of Louisiana Property Law: The Civil Code, Cases, and Commentary (Carolina Academic Press 2014).


Professor Lovett received a B.A. from Haverford College in 1988, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1991, and his J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1995, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif and an Articles Editor for the Tulane Law Review.

Publications List

Scholarly Papers at


J.D., Tulane University, 1995; M.F.A., Indiana University, 1991; B.A., Haverford College, 1988

Classes Taught

Civil Law Property I & II
Sales and Leases
Land Use

Areas of Expertise

Property law in civil law, common law and mixed jurisdictions, land use and real estate transactions.