Dr Magklasi is a Senior Lecturer in Maritime and International Commercial Law and joined the Law School in July 2014.
Dr Ioanna Magklasi
Ioanna is the Director of London Metropolitan University's Centre for Maritime Law and the Course Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Law (PG Dip) and LLM in Maritime Law (Top-Up), which are offered by The Law School in partnership with Lloyd's Maritime Academy/Informa. She is also the Director of the in-house LLM in International Trade, Transport and Maritime Law and the LLM in International Commercial Law.
Dr Magklasi is also the Course Director of the popular distance learning LLM in Maritime Law which is exclusively offered by the School of Law.
Dr Magklasi holds the following qualifications and professional memberships:
- LLB (Athens)
- LLM (Soton)
- PhD (Soton)
- Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Athens Bar Association
Dr Magklasi is the module leader of the following modules taught at postgraduate level at the School of Law:
- International Carriage of Goods by Sea
- International Sale of Goods
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Legal Research Methodology
Dr Magklasi obtained her PhD in Maritime and International Commercial Law from the University of Southampton in 2014. The topic of her doctoral thesis was "The Impact of the Rotterdam Rules on International Trade Law". Her research interests revolve around maritime law, international commercial law, international commercial arbitration, conflicts of laws and marine insurance law, and she has a continuing publishing activity in these fields.
In October 2012, Dr Magklasi won the Computer Law and Security Review Best Paper Award (2012) for her article: "Electronic transport records": Assessing the contribution of the Rotterdam Rules to e-commerce.
Editorial Board memberships
Dr Magklasi is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Transport Law Review.
Contributions to books
Can PECL help with vexing issues of maritime law? Critical reflections from the example of the Rotterdam Rules, chapter in Wouter Verheyen, Frank G M Smeele, Marian A I H Hoeks (eds)
Common Core, PECL and DCFR: could they change shipping and transport? (Ius Commune Europaeum, Intersentia, June 2015)
- Magklasi Ioanna, Volume contracts and third parties: 'Red-hand rule' or 'Red-Herring?' (2015) Volume 7, Numbers 1-2, European Journal of Commercial Contract Law, 39-50
- Magklasi Ioanna and Magklasi Eleni, Subcontracting jurisdiction - Mar - Train Heavy Haulage Ltd v Shipping, Dk Chartering A/S (t/a Franck & Tobiesen A/S) and others  EWHC 355 (Comm) (2014) Shipping and Trade Law, 14, (3), 6-7.
- Magklasi Ioanna, Electronic transport records: Assessing the contribution of the Rotterdam Rules to e-commerce (2013) Computer Law and Security Review, 29, (2), 120-126
- Magklasi Ioanna, Enforceability of jurisdiction clause against sub-buyer of goods (2013) Shipping and Trade Law, April, 4-5.
- Magklasi Ioanna and Hjalmarsson Johanna, book review: The Rotterdam rules – the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage Of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, (2012) Journal of Business Law, (8), 732-735.
- Magklasi Ioanna, Incorporation by notice of terms in sale contract, (2012) Shipping and Trade Law, 12, (9), 7-8
- Magklasi Ioanna, Documents' complexities under the Rotterdam Rules, (2011) International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 1, (4), 434-442
- Magklasi Ioanna, Sale of Goods: Electrosteel Europe SA v Edil Centro SpA Case C-87/10  ECR I-NYR, (2011) Shipping and Trade Law, 11, (7), 7-8
- Magklasi Ioanna, Sale of Goods: Electrosteel Europe SA v Edil Centro SpA, Case C-87/10, (2011) Shipping and Trade Law, 11, (3), 3-4
Dr Magklasi has disseminated the results of her doctoral research through the presentation of papers at the following conferences:
- 8th European Colloquium of Maritime Law Research (ECMLR), Rotterdam. Her paper had the title: Are PECL and DCFR the panacea for modern maritime difficulties? A critical analysis from the English law perspective" (11-12 September 2014).
- 4th Maritime Law and Policy Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2012 at the City Law School, City University London. Her paper had the title: Foreshadowing the impact of Volume Contracts on International Trade Law (Spring 2013).
- 7th International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI), in Athens, Greece. Her paper had the title: Electronic transport records: Assessing the contribution of the Rotterdam Rules on e-commerce" (02 - 04 October 2012).
- 3rd Maritime Law and Policy Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2012 at the City Law School, City University London. Her paper had the title: The Rotterdam Rules and Paperless Contracts: Some Critical Reflections" (23 March 2012).
- 2011 IAITL Legal Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2nd International Private Law Conference (IPL). Her paper had the title: Documents' Complexities under the Rotterdam Rules (September 2011).
- Second Maritime Law and Policy Postgraduate Students Conference 2011 at the University of Westminster. Her paper had the title: The impact of the Rotterdam Rules on International Trade Law (1st April 2011).