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2018 Admiralty Law

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 27th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime law. The conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure. This year’s highlights include: The always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits with Texas Law Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX A deep dive into Criminal Prosecution of Pollution Cases featuring perspectives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Justice The Hon. W. Eugene Davis discussing the Fifth Circuit’s unanimous, landmark en banc decision in In re Larry Dorion, Inc. An exploration of Ethical Issues When Insurers Won’t Fund the Defense, with a focus on how insured and their counsel fill the gap between applicable requirements and permissions The opportunity to stump ethics gurus Bradley J. Jackson and William J. Chriss with your toughest ethical dilemmas in What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VIII Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with admiralty and maritime law experts. more

2018 Live Conference coming up Sep 21 in Houston. Info and registration »
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2017 Admiralty Law

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 26th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The conference opens with the always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.   2017 highlights include: Insight into how specific coverage and dispute resolution provisions can become serious obstacles to the insured’s ability to collect, with James W. Ferguson of Halliburton Discussion of the O.W. Bunker Litigation from the perspective of vessel owners, physical suppliers of necessaries, and secured lenders Hon. Lynn H. Hughes, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, offers his views on the state of legal practice and the profession State Law in Maritime Cases: The Devil’s Own Mess, with Hon. John W. deGravelles, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana Bradley J. Jackson and the return of William J. Chriss to the interactive ethics favorite What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VII Don't miss this opportunity to learn from admiralty and maritime law experts. more




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2016 Admiralty Law

Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the program with their seminal overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.    Program highlights include: David Gerger and Gregory Linsin present the government and defense perspectives on the Deepwater Horizon litigation and what to do when maritime and criminal law collide. Fifth Circuit Justice Edith H. Jones along with U.S. District Court judges Nancy K. Johnson and Gray H. Miller share their Judicial Insights into the Admiralty Practice A celebration of the judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition and its impact on the practice An exploration of cutting edge maintenance and cure issues, such as the implications of infectious disease and agricultural quarantines A review of the Jones Act’s impact on offshore oil and gas operations, including the application of specific CBP opinions to offshore operations and the practical implications the cabotage regulations. Bradley J. Jackson and the return of William J. Chriss to the interactive ethics favorite What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VI – Return of the Gurus This conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to get the latest on global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure, and to connect with members of the judiciary who hear their cases. more




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2016 Admiralty Law

UT Law Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the 24th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference with their always-popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.    Program highlights include: Fifth Circuit Update from prosecutor-turned-judge Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Houston, TX Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Houston, TX moderates a panel of U.S. District Court Judges from Texas and Louisiana as they provide practical advice for handling cases in Federal Court An exploration of Piracy Prone Waters, features practical legal considerations and personal experiences, with Thomas M. Brown, Texas A&M University at Galveston Practical tips on how to anticipate, prevent, and mitigate the threat of cybersecurity in the maritime industry A review of developments in the Macondo multi-district litigation, with an examination at other Courts’ interpretations and key rulings Discussion of rig breakaway claims, including the duty to prepare rigs for hurricanes and Wreck Act implications What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part V—the interactive ethics favorite—with Bradley A. Jackson (Retired), Houston, TX and Jonathan E. Smaby, Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Austin, TX, providing real-world questions and answers regarding ethics and the law This conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.   more




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2014 Admiralty Law

UT Law Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the 23rd Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference with their always-popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.  Highlights include a discussion from Hon. Eugene Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, on maritime en banc cases over his 31-year career; an examination of Automatic Information System's impact on collision litigation; and the continuation of Bill Chriss and Brad Jackson’s ethics session, What to Do if Your Client Is Misbehaving. The program also covers ethical dilemmas created by reservation of rights, coverage issues and conflict of interest; punitive damages; removal into admiralty; current issues in maintenance and cure; and regulatory challenges and enforcement. more




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2012 Admiralty Law

Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference with their annual overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Hear the latest updates on significant rulings in the BP spill litigation, new offshore drilling regulations in the Gulf of Mexico, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, an insider’s view on new and imminent Supreme Court rulings, and personal injury and wrongful death damages in maritime cases. The program features a judges panel on practice and protocol in federal court with Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; Hon. Keith P. Ellison, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; and Hon. Nancy Korte Johnson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Don’t miss the continuation of Bill Chriss and Brad Jackson’s ethics session, What to Do if Your Client Is Misbehaving. more



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2011 Admiralty Law

Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the conference with their annual overview of recent developments in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and at the national level. Program highlights include economic loss claims under OPA 90, the Jones Act's effect on operations and transactions, proximate cause after CSX v. McBride, arbitration clauses—when to use them and how, the use of Coast Guard reports in litigation, and more. The program features a judges panel on OCSLA issues including jurisdiction, choice of law, indemnity and remedies with Hon. W. Eugene Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; Hon. Harold R. DeMoss Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and Hon. Gray H. Miller, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. more



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2010 Admiralty Law

The 2010 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference features special coverage of the Deepwater Horizon incident and Gulf oil spill with topics ranging from the issues faced by federal and state governments and private industry during the crisis to the ethics of dealing with mass disasters in maritime law to an in-depth analysis of OPA 90 to products liability in the offshore oil patch. Professors David W. Robertson and Michael F. Sturley open the conference with their annual overview of recent developments from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Also covered are motions to dismiss in the post-Iqbal era, the implications of Grand Isle Shipyard v. Seacor Marine, issues arising from a Coast Guard investigation, and more. The 2010 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference precedes the Maritime Law Association Fall Meeting which will be held November 11-13 in Houston, Texas. more



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2009 Admiralty Law

Professors David W. Robertson and Michael F. Sturley open the 2009 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference with an overview of recent developments from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Program highlights include bankruptcy issues in admiralty law, piracy in the 21st century, how the Rotterdam Rules will affect U.S. law, Hon. Edith H. Jones on Twenty-Five Years on the Fifth Circuit Court, and more. more



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2008 Admiralty Law

The Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference is the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure. Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the conference with a substantive overview of recent developments. more



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2007 Admiralty Law

The Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference is the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The conference offers a unique opportunity for experienced practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, torts and contracts, and civil procedure. Those with less experience will find the event ideal to become exposed to the nuances of admiralty practice and to network with more experienced practitioners. more



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2006 Admiralty Law

The Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference is the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. more



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2005 Admiralty Law

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



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2004 Admiralty Law

This is the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The Institute offers a unique opportunity for experienced practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments in the law affecting shipping, offshore mineral exploration and production, and related activities. Those with less experience in these areas will find the event ideal to become exposed to the nuances of admiralty practice and to network with more experienced practitioners. more



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