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Martin J. Davies

Admiralty Law Institute Professor of Maritime Law and Director, Maritime Law Center
BA with first class honours, 1978, BCL with first class honours, 1979, MA, 1983, University of Oxford; LLM, 1980, Harvard University

E-mail:  mdavies@tulane.edu
Telephone: 504.862.8824
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 255-F

Martin Davies is an international authority on admiralty law who has taught in Australia, England, Singapore and Italy as well as the United States.

He joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 2000 after a visiting appointment in 1999. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was Harrison Moore Professor of Law.

Davies, who has been a professional actor, also has worked as a consultant for maritime law firms for 30 years and is presently engaged by an international law firm with a maritime law practice in many countries. He serves on the Editorial Board of Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and the Melbourne Journal of International Law. In addition to admiralty, he teaches in the areas of international sale of goods and torts. And he has written (or co-written) books on maritime law, international trade law, international sale of goods and torts.

He received the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award from the Tulane Law School graduating class in 2003 and 2011. He was chosen for a Tulane University President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012.

Professor Davies' CV

Fall 2016 - Contracts; International Business Transactions: International Sale of Goods
Spring 2017 - Admiralty II; Transnational Litigation

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Choice of Law After the Liability Legislation (Australia), 16 TORTS L. J. 104 (2008)
Australian Maritime Law 2006, 2007 L.M.C.L.Q. 1
US Maritime Law 2006, 2007 L.M.C.L.Q. 115 (with Robert Force)
Australian Maritime Law, 2006 L.M.C.L.Q. S1
US Maritime Law, 2006 L.M.C.L.Q. S175 (with Robert Force)
Court-Ordered Interim Measure in Aid of International Commercial Arbitration, 17 AM. REV. INT'L ARB. 299 (2006)
Neilson v. Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd:  renvoi and presumptions about foreign law, 30 MELB. U. L. REV. 244 (2006)
The Effect in Private International Law of Breach of Public International Law by a State Actor, 2 MELB. J. INT'L L. 523 (2001)
“Insured's Post-Contract Duty Uberrimae Fidei: Manifest Shipping Co. Ltd. V. Uni-Polaris Shipping Co. Ltd. (The Star Sea)”, 32 J. MAR. L. & COM. 501(2001)
In Defense of Unpopular Virtues: Personification and Ratification, 75 TUL. L. REV. 337 (2000)
Common Law Liability of Statutory Authorities: Crimmins v. Stevedoring Industry Finance Committee, 8 TORTS L. J. 133 (2000)
Subrogation, Contribution and Insurance Law: An Australian View, 2000 RESTITUTION L. REV. 70 (2000)
Application of the Hague Rules “Perils of the Sea” Defense in Australia: The Bunga Seroja, 23 TUL. MAR. L. J. 449 (1999)
Just (Don't) Do It: Ethics in International Trade, 21 MELB. U. L. REV. 601(1997)
Common Law Liability of Statutory Authorities, 27 U. WEST AUST. L. REV. 21 (1997)
Evidence, Documents and Preliminary Discovery in International Litigation, 26 U. WEST AUST. L. REV. 286 (1996)
Exactly What is the Australian Choice of Law Rule in Torts Cases?, 70 AUST. L. J. 711 (1996)
Proximate Cause in Insurance Law, 7 INŚCE L. J. 135 (1996)
Too Little Imagination or Too Much? Phillips v. Eyre revisited yet again, 3 TORTS L. J. 273 (1995)
Two Views of Free In and Out, Stowed Clauses in Bills of Lading, 22 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 198 (1994)
Conflict of Laws Issues in Fatal Accidents Actions, 1 TORTS L. J. 45 (1993)
The Liability of Auditors to Third Parties in Negligence, 14 U. N.S.W. L. J. 171 (1991)
The Elusive Carrier: Whom Do I Sue and How?, 19 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 230 (1991)
Equitable Relief Against Withdrawal for Non-Payment of Hire in Time Charterparties, 18 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 328 (1990)
“Special Skill” in Negligent Misstatement, 17 MELB. U. L. REV. 484 (1990)
Private Nuisance, Fault and Personal Injuries, 20 U. WEST AUST. L. REV. 129 (1990)
What Price a Gold Sovereign? Limitation of Liability Under the Hague Rules, 6 AUST. B. REV. 49 (1990)
The Off-Hire Clause in the New York Produce Exchange Time Charterparty, 1990 LLOYD'S MAR. & COM. L. Q. 107 (1990)
The End of the Affair: Duty of Care and Liability Insurance, 9 LEG. STUD. 67 (1989)
Limiting Shipowners' Liability for Economic Loss (with G. Lawson), 16 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 271 (1998)
Reading Cases, 50 MOD. L. REV. 409 (1987)
San Sebastian Revisited, 17 U. WEST AUST. L. REV. 150 (1987)
Negligently Caused Economic Loss: A Restatement, 16 U. WEST AUST. L. REV. 209 (1985)
The Road from Morocco: Polemis Through Donoghue to No-fault, 45 MOD. L. REV. 534 (1982)

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