As the Deepwater Horizon blow-out and BP oil spill continue to monopolize much of the news nationally, and particular in the Gulf states, Tulane Law School faculty continue to be the go-to people for news outlets ranging from CNN to the New York Times to Al-Jazeera. By our count, 8 different Tulane faculty members have been approached for comment and analysis, some as many as 15 times.
Mark Davis, Director of Tulane's Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, has been quoted extensively on the effects of the oil spill on the Gulf itself, on fishers, and on the seafood industry. He has also provided analysis of the response to the spill and was interviewed at length by NPR's All Things Considered.
Oliver Houck, Professor of Law and head of Tulane's environmental law program, is a nationally known name in environmental law and has been asked to comment on the clean-up efforts, as well as on energy regulation issues and on deepwater drilling. Professor Houck has put together a lecture series on the Deepwater Horizon/BP disaster, set to start at the beginning of September.
Martin Davies, Admiralty Law Institute Professor and Director of Tulane's Maritime Law Center, is an expert in maritime law and has been interviewed about issues surrounding liability and litigation.
Robert Force, Niels F. Johnsen Professor of Maritime Law and Director Emeritus of the Maritime Law Center, has been asked to comment on existing maritime laws and damages related to the disaster.
Edward Sherman, W.R. Irby Professor of Law and an expert on complex litigation, has been widely quoted in the media on oil spill legal issues.
Professor Keith Werhan, Ashton Phelps Chair of Constitutional Law, has been interviewed on topics ranging from the respective roles and responsibilities of the federal and state governments to issues surrounding challenges to the drilling moratorium.
Joel Friedman, Jack Gordon Professor of Procedural Law & Jurisdiction, and an authority on labor and employment law, has been asked to comment on the practices in which BP is engaging relative to contracting with clean-up workers.
David Marcello, Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the Public Law Center, has kept an eye on state legislation related to the disaster and has been quoted in the context of a Louisiana legislative resolution on the subject of transparency and BP.
For a complete list of news comments so far, contact the Office of the Dean, 504.865.5937.