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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

Professor Davies joined the Tulane faculty in 2000 after a visiting appointment in 1999.  Previously, he taught at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was Harrison Moore Professor of Law.  Professor Davies has, since graduating from law school, taught law in England and in Australia, been a professional actor, and served as consultant to solicitor firms in West Perth and Melbourne.  He serves on the Editorial Board of Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and the Melbourne Journal of International Law. His teaching is in the areas of admiralty, international sale of goods, and torts.  He received the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award from the members of the graduating class of 2003, and again in 2011.

Professor Davies' CV 

Fall 2012 - Contracts I; International Sale of Goods
Spring 2013 - Admiralty II; International Commercial Arbitration
Other courses - Internet Law; Torts; Admiralty I; 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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