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Tulane Admiralty Law Institute March 20-22 focused on sea changes in maritime industry

March 08, 2024 10:15 AM



Tulane is hosting the 30th biennial Admiralty Law Institute (ALI) March 20-22, where leading admiralty and maritime law practitioners and academics come to discuss the pressing issues of the industry.

The ALI is the oldest such conference in the nation, and has been, since 1965, the largest gathering for Continuing Legal Education devoted to maritime law, specifically. It draws more than 300 academics and practitioners from around the U.S. and from at least 11 countries.

This year’s event, themed “Sea Change: U.S. and International Admiralty on the Horizon,” will fucus on evolving issues in the industry, including the growth of space law (where laws are being applied in ways similar to maritime law) and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding federal “choice of law provisions” in Great Lakes Insurance SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty.

The event is divided thematically over three days with Day 1 (March 20) exploring ship and maritime safety; Day 2 (March 21) on “green” issues such as environmental controls, climate change, sustainability and impacts on space law; and Day 3 on professionalism, ethics and ESG concerns.  Panels address such issues as carbon emissions, vessel management and port controls, artificial intelligence, cruise ship safety and international developments in maritime safety, among others.

“This year’s Institute has, as usual, brought together leading practitioners, academics and industry professionals to discuss up-to-the-minute issues in maritime law," said Maritime Law Center Director Professor Martin Davies. " I’m really looking forward to it!”

Registration and CLE here.

See the full schedule here.

Tulane Law faculty participating include Davies as well as Professor Robert Force, Director Emeritus of the Tulane Maritime Law Center as well as numerous law alumni and adjunct professors.

ALI will take place at the Tulane Lavin-Bernick Center and begins most days at 8 a.m. with registration and check-in.