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Dian Tooley-Knoblett

Jones Walker Distinguished Professor of Law


J.D., Louisiana State University, 1980

B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1977


  • College of Law
  • Law


  • Law
  • Louisiana


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 20 common and civil law courses at Loyola, and has received the "Best Professor" award several times. She has published in the areas of Louisiana property, sales and leases, community property, and conflict of laws, and Louisiana water law. 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 25 law reform advisory committees that have drafted legislation, principally revisions of Louisiana’s Civil Code. She is the lead editor of the tenth edition of Yiannopoulos’ Civil Law Property Coursebook, a co-author of a West treatise on Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Sales and a coursebook on Louisiana Secured Credit.

Areas of Expertise

Community Property, Louisiana Sales Law, Conflict of Laws, and Civil Law Property