February 01, 2004
Professor Jan Ramberg, permanent visiting professor of International Commercial Arbitration and former rector of the Riga Graduate School of Law in Latvia, will address "The Rise and Fall of International Unification of Transport Law" at this annual maritime law lecture at Tulane Law School on February 11, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.
Transport law was once internationally uniform, but that uniformity has begun to decay at an increasingly alarming rate. Disuniformity of national laws is commercially inefficient, as it adds transaction costs to the task of transporting goods and passengers. Although several international bodies (including UNCITRAL, the United Nations Commission on International Transport Law) are engaged in the task of returning international law to some degree of uniformity, the prospects seem bleak.
Professor Ramberg is one of the world's most respected scholars and practitioners in the field of international trade law. He is a professor emeritus of Private Law at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, former president of the Maritime Law Association of Sweden, and a member of the editorial board of Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly.
The William Tetley Maritime Law Lecture is sponsored by the Tulane Maritime Law Center to honor contributions made by the Professor William Tetley, who taught admiralty law at Tulane for 14 years as a visiting professor. He still visits each year to teach and attend the lecture series named in his honor.
Professor Ramberg's lecture is free and open to the public. For info call: 865-5944.