Raluca Papadima

Assistant Professor of Law
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Office Location:
Raleigh Campus
Room 438
Mailing Address:
225 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603


Raluca Papadima is an Assistant Professor, teaching Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions and International Business Transactions. Prior to joining Campbell Law, Papadima taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and the University of Bucharest (Romania) for 7 years. She taught, among others, American, French, Romanian, European, and International Business and Contract Law. She also coached the team competing in the Willem C. Vis international moot court competition in international commercial contracts and arbitration.

After 10 years as a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins and Greenberg Traurig in New York, she opened her private practice, focusing on Commercial Law. She advised American and European clients in the following areas: Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, and Arbitration.

Papadima earned a J.D. from the University of Bucharest (Romania), a J.D. in European Law from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), an LLM in Corporate Law from the University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas, an LLM in Corporate Law from Harvard Law School, and an SJD from the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the University of Bucharest.

Her clerkship experience includes the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Administrative Court of France and the Delaware Supreme Court.

Papadima has been awarded the first prize in the category “Assistant Professor of the Year” and the second prize in the category “Best SJD Dissertation” at the annual awards of the Senat of the University of Bucharest in 2017. Her multiple book publications include “Droit européen et comparé des sociétés et des affaires” (European and Comparative Corporate and Business Law), Ed. Hamangiu, Bucharest, 2018 (in French), “Anglo-Saxon Business and Contract Law” (Casebook), Ed. Universitara, Bucharest, 2017 (in English), and “International Business Law” (Casebook), Ed. Universitara, Bucharest, 2017 (in English). Additionally, she published multiple articles in American, French and Romanian law reviews.

She lives in the wonderful small town of Zebulon with her daughter Mia and their cat Nimic (Nimic is the Romanian word for “Nothing”). They plan to name their next pet Nobody and to plant tomatoes and sunflowers in their backyard.

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