Yanna Diakou-Alivizatou has been practicing law in Athens since 1978. She studied law at the University of Athens and got her D.E.A. at the University of Paris 1, in 1976. Her fields of interest are non-profit corporations’ law and education law and litigation. She speaks fluently French, English and Italian. Yanna Diacou-Alivizatou is married to Nicos Alivizatos; she is the mother of two children, Marilena and Costas.