Dear Tulane Maritime Law Journal Community,
The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is saddened to learn of the loss of one of our founding members, Mr. Robert B. Fisher, Jr., who passed away on Monday, April 25. On behalf of the current Journal membership and the greater Journal community, we wish to extend our condolences to Mr. Fisher’s wife, son, siblings, and extended family. Mr. Fisher was the first chair of the alumni editors and worked with esteemed Professor Robert Force to create The Maritime Lawyer, laying the foundation for what we know today as the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
His dedication to the Journal community was unparalleled, most recently defined by a brief address given at our annual banquet where he charmed us with a few words from Mark Twain who wrote, “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” Mr. Fisher’s obituary details his career and achievements in Admiralty law. As a further testament to his dedication to our community, his family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Journal in Mr. Fisher’s honor. In Mr. Fisher, our Journal has lost an incredible mentor and ally–we are incredibly thankful for all of his service.
Jeanne Amy, Editor in Chief, Vol. 40
Ben Glass, Editor in Chief, Vol. 41