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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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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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