University of Texas School of Law
2005
Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
Houston Oct 21, 2005 Four Seasons Hotel
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UT Law CLE

2005 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Program Features
This is the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law.

UT Law CLE

2005 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

11/13/19
Schedule

Friday Morning, Oct. 21, 2005

Presiding Officer:
Julia M. Adams, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP - Houston, TX

8:45 am

0.75 hr

Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

This annual update covers the admiralty work of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. It also includes selective coverage of other courts of appeals.

David W. Robertson, University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line—The ADA and Foreign Ships

We will explore the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line on the maritime industry.

Michael J. Muskat, Muskat, Martinez & Mahony, LLP - Houston, TX

10:15 am

0.75 hr

Norfolk Southern Ry. v. James N. Kirby Pty Ltd.

In a rare cargo case, the U.S. Supreme Court has not only announced two important new principles of cargo law but has also fundamentally changed a key rule of admiralty contract jurisdiction and reaffirmed a traditional principle of maritime law federalism that has been under fire in recent years.

Michael F. Sturley, University of Texas School Of Law - Austin, TX

11:00 am

1.50 hrs

Stewart v. Dutra Construction Co.

The Court’s determination that 1 U.S.C. sec. 3 “codified the meaning that the term vessel had acquired in general maritime law” and “suppl[ies] the default definition of vessel throughout the U.S. Code, ‘unless the context indicates otherwise,’” bears directly on the coverage of the Jones Act and the LHWCA and has important jurisdictional and substantive implications throughout the maritime law. Mr. Beckcom will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Stewart v. Dutra case and provide his interpretation of the case from the plaintiff’s side.

Brian Beckcom, Vujasinovic & Beckcom - Houston, TX
James Patrick Cooney, Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams, L.L.P - Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III, Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman - Houston, TX
David W. Robertson, University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

Friday Afternoon, Oct. 21, 2005

Presiding Officer:
Julia M. Adams, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP - Houston, TX

12:30 pm

0.50 hr

Luncheon Presentation: International Maritime Contracts in the Energy Sector

Captain William Schubert, former Maritime Administrator (2000-2005) will address U.S. Maritime Policy and what it was like for him to try to get things done during his tenure in Washington, D.C.

William G. Shubert, International Trade and Transportation, - The Woodlands, TX

1:30 pm

0.50 hr

All You Need to Know to Keep Your Boat Afloat

Revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are under discussion. Learn what is being proposed and how to best counsel your clients on what should be retained and what should be tossed overboard!

Lana K. Varney, Fulbright & Jaworski - Austin, TX

2:00 pm

0.50 hr

Perspectives from the Bench

Hon. Clement gives her view from the bench, such as 5th Circuit cases of interest, and the different perspectives of district v. circuit judges.

Harold R. Demoss, US Circuit Judge - Houston, TX

2:45 pm

1.00 hr

Indemnity Agreements

Can you be indemnified for your own negligence? Who has authority to sign these agreements? What form of contract is valid—MSA vs. Work Order? What applies to them?

Patrick C. Appel, Chevron International Exploration & Prod - San Ramon, CA
Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims PC - Houston, TX
Charles R. Lane, New Orleans, LA
Robert B Nolan, Adams and Reese LLP - New Orleans, LA

3:45 pm

1.00 hr

Investigating a Maritime Accident: Practical and Ethical Aspects

Maritime fires and explosions pose serious threats to life and property. Investigations to determine the root cause require the application of the scientific method. Panelists will also address practical and legal issues an attorney must consider when investigating a maritime accident.

John G. Atherton, Burgoyne Inc - Marietta, GA
James A George, George And George Ltd - Baton Rouge, LA
William P. Glenn, Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams LLP - Galveston, TX

UT Law CLE

2005 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Patrick C. Appel
Chevron International Exploration & Prod
San Ramon, CA
John G. Atherton
Burgoyne Inc
Marietta, GA
Brian Beckcom
Vujasinovic & Beckcom
Houston, TX
James Patrick Cooney
Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams, L.L.P
Houston, TX
Harold R. Demoss
US Circuit Judge
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims PC
Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III
Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman
Houston, TX
James A George
George And George Ltd
Baton Rouge, LA
William P. Glenn
Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams LLP
Galveston, TX
Charles R. Lane
New Orleans, LA
Michael J. Muskat
Muskat, Martinez & Mahony, LLP
Houston, TX
Robert B Nolan
Adams and Reese LLP
New Orleans, LA
David W. Robertson
University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
William G. Shubert
International Trade and Transportation,
The Woodlands, TX
Michael F. Sturley
University of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
Lana K. Varney
Fulbright & Jaworski
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

David W. Robertson—Chair
University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley—Chair
University of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
Julia M. Adams
Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP
Houston, TX
Brian Beckcom
Vujasinovic & Beckcom
Houston, TX
W. Robins Brice
Brice Mediation
Houston, TX
George F. Chandler III
Hill Rivkins & Hayden LLP
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims PC
Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III
Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman
Houston, TX
W. Garney Griggs
Strasburger & Price
Houston, TX
Michael B. Hughes
McLeod Alexander Powel & Apffel
Galveston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP
Houston, TX
Hollis Levy
UTCLE
Austin
Peter A. McLauchlan
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts
Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP
Houston, TX
Jill A. Schaar
Locke Liddell & Sapp
Houston, TX
Eugene J. Silva Sr.
Vinson & Elkins
Houston, TX
Eugene Joseph Silva II
Vinson & Elkins
Houston, TX
Claude L. Stuart III
Phelps Dunbar
Houston, TX
Stephen M. Vaughan
Tucker Vaughan Gardner & Barnes
Houston, TX
W. M. Von Zharen
Texas A & M
Houston, TX

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2005 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.00 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

UT Law CLE

2005 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Oct 14, 2005
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 14, 2005
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 17, 2005
    $50 processing fee applied

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