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Athanassios Nicholas Yiannopoulos ("Thanassi”), the author of the West’s Louisiana Civil Code, Property (Louisiana Civil Law Treatise Series Vol. 2), Personal Servitudes (Louisiana Civil Law Treatise Series Vol. 3), and Predial Servitudes (Louisiana Civil Law Treatise Series Vol. 4) died on February 1, 2017, at the age of 88. Professor Yiannopoulos graduated with highest honors from University of Thessaloniki, School of Law, Greece. He came to the United States on a Fullbright scholarship to study law at the University of Chicago, where he received his M.C.L. in 1954. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley where he earned a Doctorate of Law. After studying and teaching abroad, he returned to the United States and beginning teaching law at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. In 1979, he moved to Tulane University Law School in New Orleans and continued teaching and lecturing until 2016. He also established multiple study abroad programs in Greece. In addition, he was a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (The Hague) and of the American Law Institute. Thanassi is survived by his wife, Mirta Valdes, his four children, Maria, Nicholas, Alexander, and Philip, his grandchildren, and his sister.

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