March 19, 2014
Comité Maritime International President Stuart Hetherington is set for Tulane Law School’s Tetley Lecture March 25 at 5:45 p.m. in Room 110.
Stuart Hetherington, president of Comité Maritime International, is set to give Tulane Law School’s William Tetley Lecture in Maritime Law March 25.
The address is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. in the Wendell H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room 110 in John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret St. in New Orleans, with a reception to follow in the Marian Mayer Berkett Multipurpose Room.
Hetherington, a partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley, leads the firm’s trade and logistics team in Sydney and Melbourne. He has represented insurance companies and syndicates in a wide range of shipping and commercial litigation cases involving issues including ﬁre, professional indemnity, directors and ofﬁcers liability, product liability, ﬁnancial institutions and business interruption.
In October, he was appointed the first non-European head Comité Maritime International, the worldwide umbrella group for national maritime law associations.
CMI started in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1897 and aims to unify maritime law in all its aspects. But that has proved to be a considerable challenge throughout the organization’s life, and Hetherington plans to discuss “the panacea of uniformity.”
Tulane’s Maritime Law Center established the Tetley Lecture in 1999 in honor of William Tetley, a professor at McGill Law School in Montreal and internationally known figure in maritime law who for many years taught mini-courses on admiralty at Tulane. In 2011, Tetley endowed the lecture series that bears his name.