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Second Annual Oslo-Southampton-Tulane (OST) Colloquium, Multimodal Transportation, Sept. 16-17, 2011

September 16, 2011

The Tulane University Maritime Law Center is hosting a colloquium on multimodal transportation today (Friday, September 16, 2011) and Saturday, September 17, 2011, in room 202 of Tulane Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall (6329 Freret Street, New Orleans). On Friday evening, members of the law school community are invited to meet featured scholars from around the world over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Professors visiting for the colloquium stem from Southampton, Oslo, Rouen, Swansea, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Helsinki, Gothenburg, and Dalian. The reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Berkett Multipurpose Room (first floor).

For more information, please contact Patty Cooper via email: pcooper@tulane.edu.

Multimodal Transportation Agenda
by invitation only

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Theme 1: Multimodal transport and the Rotterdam Rules  
9 am -
9:45 am 
Robert Force, Tulane Maritime Law Center,
Tulane University Law School:
"The Regal-Beloit decision: what, if anything, would happen to the legal regime for multimodal transport in the United States if it adopted the Rotterdam Rules?"
9:45 am - 10:30 am Filippo Lorenzon, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton: "The Rotterdam Rules: unimodal thinking for multimodal transport"

Coffee break

10:45 am -11:30 am Cecile Legros, Institut du Droit International des Transports, University of Rouen: "The relationship between the Rotterdam Rules and CMR"
11:30 am -12:15 pm Yvonne Baatz, Institute of Maritime Law,
University of Southampton:
"Jurisdiction and arbitration under the Rotterdam Rules"

Lunch – Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

Theme 2: Conceptualizing multimodal transport  
1:30 pm -
2:15 pm
Rhidian Thomas, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University: "Multimodalism and through transport - conceptions and linguistics"
2:15 pm -
3 pm 
Frank Smeele, Rotterdam Institute for Shipping & Transport Law, Erasmus University of Rotterdam:  "The multimodal transport contract as a unimodal-plus contract of carriage"

Coffee break

Theme 3: Damages and multimodal transport
3:15 pm -
4 pm
Simone Lamont-Black, School of Law,
The University of Edinburgh:
"Claiming damages in multimodal transport: a need for harmonization"
4 pm -
4:45 pm
Duygu Damar, International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, University of Hamburg:  "Breaking the liability limits in multimodal transport"
5 pm -
6:15 pm
Reception with Tulane students of maritime law – Multipurpose Room
7 pm until 

Colloquium dinner with Tulane adjunct professors at Galatoire’s, Bourbon St.


Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Theme 4: Multimodal transport documents
9 am - 9:45 am Melis Ozdel, Institute of Maritime Law,
University of Southampton:
"Multimodal transport documents in international sale of goods"
9:45 am - 10:30 am Erik RØsæg, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo: " Documents and good faith in multimodal transport"

Coffee break

Theme 4: Regional and country-specific issues: 
10:45 am -11:30 am Jonathan Gutoff,
Roger Williams University School of Law:
"The geographical limits of admiralty jurisdiction"
11:30 am -12:15 pm Bevan Marten, Ph.D. scholar, International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs,
University of Hamburg:
"Multimodal transport and the European Union: options for reform"

Lunch – Franky & Johnny’s

Theme 4: continued    
2 pm -
2:45 pm 
Hongjun Shan, Faculty of Law, Dalian Maritime University:  "Multi-transportation law and legal practices in China"
2:45 pm -
3:30 pm
Michael Butterworth, Tulane University Law School and Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P.: "Kirby-Sompo: the unanswered questions and what happens next"


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