March 10, 2015
Tulane Law School welcomes the 25th Biennial Admiralty Law Institute to campus March 11-13. The event, held every other year at Tulane, attracts hundreds of lawyers, shipping and marine insurance industry representatives and academics from around the world for the oldest and largest continuing legal education program devoted to maritime law.
Three days of panels scheduled for Tulane’s Lavin-Bernick Center will cover issues such as dealing with legal claims arising from cruise ship mishaps; understanding government regulation after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf; and settling disputes through arbitration and mediation rather than litigation.
Tulane has long been recognized as a world leader in admiralty and maritime law. The Maritime Law Center celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012.
Board members of the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute are Chairman Frank Barry (A&S ’70, L ’73), partner at Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles in New Orleans; Vice Chairman John Woods (L ’80), partner at Clyde & Co. in New York; Planning Committee Chair Patricia Krebs (G ’76, G ’80, L ’83), member of King, Krebs & Jurgens in New Orleans; Program Committee Chair David Sharpe, partner at Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard in New Orleans; and Secretary/Treasurer Joshua Force member of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert in New Orleans.
Robert Acomb Jr. (BBA ’51, LLB ’53), a retired partner at Jones Walker in New Orleans, is chairman emeritus of the institute.