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International Maritime Law Experts to Gather at Tulane, September 30 and October 1

September 08, 2004

Tulane Law School's Maritime Law Center is hosting an international colloquium of maritime law experts to honor Professor Robert Force, co-director of the Center.  Some of the foremost authorities in maritime law will deliver and discuss draft papers relating to jurisdiction and forum selection in maritime law cases.  After revision, the essays will be published in 2005 by Kluwer Law International.
There will be a reception for faculty, adjunct faculty, Maritime Law Center Board members and admiralty students at 6 pm on Friday, October 1st in the Multipurpose Room. 

Participants will travel to Tulane from five continents and include:

-Alexander von Ziegler, Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer and Associate Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland
-Alvaro Cabal, General Counsel, Panama Canal Authority, Panama
-Prof. Bill Tetley QC, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
-Prof. Hannu Honka, Professor and Chair of Department of Law, Abo Akademi University, Finland
-Prof. Hilton Staniland, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
-Prof. John Hare, Professor of Shipping Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa
-Nigel Meeson QC, Barrister, 4 Essex Court, London, UK
-Prof. Paul Myburgh, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
-Peter Murray, Partner, Ince & Co, Shanghai, China
-Thanassi Yiannopoulos, Eason-Weinmann Professor of Law and Chair, Eason Weinmann Center for International and Comparative Law


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