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Maritime Law Journal students highlight ABA-sponsored event March 26

March 26, 2015


For the third straight semester, the American Bar Association is giving Tulane Maritime Law Journal members an opportunity to share their research and scholarship with practitioners and academics at a public preview March 26.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., hosted by Liskow & Lewis at One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 5000, in New Orleans. A reception follows the presentations and discussion.

CLE credit also is available for those who attend. RSVP at abatmljevent@gmail.com.

The event is made possible through a partnership between the journal and the Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. It allows students whose articles have been selected for publication to get feedback and network with attorneys in the field. 

These presentations are scheduled:

Taylor Coley: “Brokers and Buyers Beware: Underwriters are Nickel and Dimed by Strict Interpretation of Language in Excess and Umbrella Policies of Offshore Energy Companies”

Matthew Drennan: “Pulling the Trigger: The Ninth Circuit Blows Away the Suicide Provision of the LHWCA in Kealoha v. Director, Office of Workers Compensation Program

Claire Galley: “Change is in the Air (and at Sea): The Fifth Circuit Redraws the Lines of Federal Authority Over Investigation of Maritime Disasters in United States v. Transocean Deepwater Drilling, Inc.

Michael Gaines: “Adrift at Sea in Search of the Proper Scope of the Penhallow Rule: D’Amico Dry Ltd. v. Primera (Hellas) Maritime Ltd.

Alana Riksheim: “The Rise of the Exoneration Clause: The Second Circuit Holds a Downstream Covenant Not to Sue Enforceable in Sompo Japan Insurance Co. of America v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Clayton Vignocchi: “ITLOST? The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Sounds the Charge to Expand Coastal State Jurisdiction!”


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