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Tulane Law School has gathered a group of experts and has put together a lecture series on all aspects of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  The purpose of this series is to provide background on technical, scientific and policy aspects of the Deepwater Horizon/BP blowout, including deep water drilling; the blowout itself; the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem; oil, water and cleanup; containment responses; biological impacts; community impacts; legal issues; and policy implications beyond BP.

Deepwater Horizon Lecture Series 
Archived Sessions 


August 30, 2010
A Litigator's Glimpse at the Horizon and Class Orientation

September 7, 2010
Blowout: What Happened and What Went Wrong

Bea Blowout Presentation 

Smith Blowout Presentation

Sept 13, 2010
The Gulf Ecosystem: Diversity and Threats

Sept 20, 2010
Oil on Water

Ed Overton and Ralph Portier Presentation 

Wilma Subra Presentation 

Sept 24, 2010
Legal Aspects – Maritime, Environmental and Civil law

Sept 27, 2010
Responses: Cleanup and Barriers

Oct. 11, 2010
Impacts and Evaluation

Oct. 18, 2010
Panel Discussion: Beyond BP

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