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Tulane’s Admiralty Law Institute celebrates 50 years

October 25, 2016


Tulane Law School welcomes hundreds of lawyers, academics and marine insurance industry representatives from around the world to New Orleans Oct. 26-28 for a 50-year reunion of the Admiralty Law Institute and The Maritime Law Association of the United States.

ALI is the oldest and largest continuing legal education program devoted to maritime law, a field in which Tulane is acknowledged as a world leader. The institute is closely aligned with Tulane’s internationally renowned Maritime Law program and its Maritime Law Center and strongly supported by the MLA. In 2015, the ALI leadership created an endowed scholarship for maritime law students, honoring past chairmen Robert Acomb Jr. (L ’53) and the late Ben Yancey (L ’28) and John Sims (L ’39).

This year’s program includes a 50-year retrospective of developments in marine insurance, plus presentations on topics including marine finance, pollution, international law and the Jones Act.

Panelists include U.S. District Judge George Hanks, U. S. Magistrate Judges Michael North (L ’97) and Daniel Knowles III, Maritime Law Association President Harold K. Watson and ALI President Frank Barry (L ’73), a Deutsch, Kerrigan and Stiles partner. Papers presented at the conference are published in a special issue of the Tulane Law Review.

Patricia Krebs (L ’83), a member of King, Krebs & Jurgens and planning committee chair, said this year’s attendance is so high that both conference sessions and social events sold out. Tulane Law students have an opportunity to attend the institute at no charge to gain specialized knowledge and network with practitioners and scholars in the field.

Most events are scheduled for the New Orleans Board of Trade, with Oct. 28 sessions at Tulane University’s McAlister Auditorium.



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