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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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The Role of Juries in U.S. Torts Cases, 10 TORTS L. J. 109 (2002)
A Chink (or Two) in the Bill of Lading Plaintiff's Jurisdictional Armour?, 26 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 70 (1998)
A Curate's Egg: Good in Parts – Akai Pty Ltd v. People's Insurance Co Ltd., 25 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 215 (1997)
What is “Ownership” for the Purposes of Ship Arrest Under the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth)?, 24 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 761996 (1995)
The Hamburg Rules: What Happens in 1997?, 23 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 235 (1995)
Section 37 of the Admiralty Act 1988: Safety Net or Not? 22 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 447 (1994)
The Constitutional Validity of Residence Requirements in No-fault Transport Accident Compensation Schemes, 2 TORTS L. J. 275 (1994)
Strict Liability and Reasonable Foreseeability: Cambridge Water Co v. Eastern Counties Leather plc, 2 TORTS L. J. 12 (1994)
The Exocet Finds a New Target, or Fear and Loathing for Freight Forwarders and Other Carriers by Sea, 21 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 377 (1993)
What Obligations Does a Shipowner Take Over from a Defaulting Time Charterer Under Charterers' Bills of Lading?, 21 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 227 (1993)
Auditor's Liability to Third Parties: R Lowe Lippman Figdor & Franck (a firm) v AGC (Advances) Ltd, 1 TORTS L. J. 114 (1993)
The New Act, Old Bills of Lading and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York: An Interesting Mix, 20 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 432 (1992)
Deviation is Alive and Well and Living in New South Wales, 19 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 379 (1991)
Fruits of the Blooming Orchard, 19 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 217 (1991)
Default of One in a Chain of Charterparties, 19 AUST. BUS. L. REV. 51 (1991)

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