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A Presentation of Selected Works from Volume 39 of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal


Please join us for a presentation of selected works from Volume 39 of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. This event is being graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis and is being presented by the Tulane Maritime Law Journal in conjunction with the Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. We hope you will be able to make ... Read More »

Recent Developments: Removal of Maritime Claims from State to Federal Court


The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present another installment in a series of posts created by our members concerning recent developments in admiralty and maritime law.  Read More »

Senior Member’s Case Note Cited in Fifth Circuit Opinion

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The Tulane Maritime Law Journal would like to congratulate Laura Beck, a 3L Senior Member of the Journal, for her citation in McBride v. Estis Well Service, L.L.C., an en banc decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that was released late last week.  Judge Edith Clement favorably cites Laura’s Case Note, entitled Punitive Damages Stow Away in the Fifth Circuit: McBride v. Estis ... Read More »

The Historical Evolution Of European Union Shipping Law

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Vincent J.G. Power | Article Traditionally, there have been two sources of maritime law: national maritime law and international maritime law. Today, however, there is a third source, namely, European Union (EU) maritime law. EU maritime law is not national maritime law because the EU is not a nation. Nor is it international law because the EU is not simply a network of international treaties but is instead sui ... Read More »

Adrift At Sea—The Duty Of Passing Ships To Rescue Stranded Seafarers

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Robert D. Peltz | Article Twenty-six cruise lines headquartered in North America, which form the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), presently sail 225 ships throughout the world. In addition, numerous cargo ships, tankers, and other vessels are operated by companies maintaining their bases of operations in the United States. As a result, it is not uncommon for these vessels periodically to pass in the vicinity of distressed ships ... Read More »

The New Removal Regime

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Matthew H. Ammerman | Essay This Essay will focus on (1) changes to the statutes governing removal of lawsuits by the “Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011” (Clarification Act) and (2) how those changes have been interpreted by courts within the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s jurisdiction. The Clarification Act makes removal of maritime personal injury claims easier, especially when ... Read More »

Volume 38, Issue 2, of the TMLJ is Now Available!


The second issue of Volume 38 of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal is now available in both print and digital format. Purchase yours today! Read More »

Garanti Finansal Kiralama A.S. V. Aqua Marine & Trading Inc.

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The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present the second installment in a series of forthcoming posts concerning recent developments in admiralty and maritime law written by members of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. *This post has not undergone our full editorial process. By:  Brooke Bacuetes PROMOTING JUDICIAL EFFICIENCY:  THE SECOND CIRCUIT’S EXPANSION OF THE SKELLY OIL DOCTRINE IN GARANTI FINANSAL KIRALAMA A.S. V. ... Read More »

Journal Team Wins Awards at JRB Competition

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Congratulations to both of the Journal’s Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Appellate Moot Court Teams! Both Teams performed admirably at the 21st Annual Competition, which was sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law and Tulane University Law School and was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 3-5, 2014. Both Teams were composed of 3 Journal Members each. Team 1 was comprised of ... Read More »

Casenote Presentations at Liskow & Lewis [VIDEO]

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Presented by the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee. Graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis. Featuring: Yaakov Adler — Introductory remarks Laura R. Beck — Punitive Damages Stowaway in the Fifth Circuit: McBride v. Estis Well Service, L.L.C. James K. Dumont — Pleading Insanity in Piercing the Corporate Veil: Supplemental Rule E’s Heightened Pleading Standard Protects Polluting Shipowners in the Fourth Circuit Destinee Finnin — ... Read More »