LLB (Aristotle) LLM (Aristotle,Tulane), PhD (Soton)
Dr Nikaki joined the School of Law in 2005 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013. She is a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica (LLB and LLM in Commercial and Economic Law with distinction). Having worked in private practice for several years, she also obtained an LLM degree in Admiralty and Maritime Law from Tulane Law School (New Orleans, USA) in 2001 with distinction. She then went to work in a maritime law firm in the United States before undertaking her PhD degree in Carriage of Goods by Sea and Transport Law in the UK. Her principal research interest is in the field of carriage of goods by sea and transport law generally, but her interests extend to international trade, private international law and multimodal transport. During the 2011-12 academic year, she was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London) and a visiting researcher position at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law in Oslo.She is an active researcher and has published in several significant journals such as The Journal of Air Law and Commerce, The Journal of Business Law, the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, the Berkeley Journal of International Law and Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
She has taught courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, such as Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air, Charterparties: Law and Practice, Commercial Law, E-Commerce, International Trade Law, International Litigation and Arbitration, Marine Cargo Claims, Oil and Gas Law, Ship and other Mobile Assets Finance Law and Private International Law. She is also part of the team that delivers the professional courses offered by the Institute of the International Shipping and Trade Law. She is currently the Deputy Head of the Department of Shipping and Trade Law, where she currently teaches Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air (Module Co-Director), Charterparties: Law and Practice and Ship and other Mobile Assets Finance Law (Module Co-Director).