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Michael F. Sturley

  • Fannie Coplin Regents Chair

Publications

Books

  • The Rotterdam Rules: The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2010) (with Tomotaka Fujita & Gertjan van der Ziel). <http://tallons.law.utexas.edu/record=b1715582~S0>
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed. 2008; 1st ed. 2001) (with David W. Robertson & Steven F. Friedell).
  • Statutory Supplement to Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed. 2008; 1st ed. 2001) (with David W. Robertson & Steven F. Friedell).
  • Teacher's Manual for Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed. 2008; 1st ed. 2001) (with David W. Robertson & Steven F. Friedell).
  • The Legislative History of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Travaux Préparatoires of the Hague Rules (Littleton, CO: Fred B. Rothman, 1990) (compiler & editor).

Articles

  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 38 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 419 (2014) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Vessel Status in Maritime Law: Does Lozman Set a New Course?, 44 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 393 (2013) (with David W. Robertson).
  • The "Vessel" Status of Riverboat Casinos After Lozman, Benedict's Maritime Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 1, at 1 (2013).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 37 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 401 (2013) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Amending the Rotterdam Rules: Technical Corrections to the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, 18 Journal of International Maritime Law 423 (2012).
  • Les Règles de Rotterdam à la Conférence de Pékin, 744 Droit Maritime Français, 124 (2013).
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The Railroads’ Pyrrhic Victory in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp., 9 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 125 (2011).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 36 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 425 (2012) (with David W. Robertson).
  • The Rotterdam Rules and Maritime Performing Parties in the United States, 79 Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy 13 (2012).
  • Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 35 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 493 (2011) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Vicarious Liability for Punative Damages, 70 Louisiana Law Review 501 (2010).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 34 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 443 (2010) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 33 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 381 (2009) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Maritime Cases about Train Wrecks: Applying Maritime Law to the Inland Damage of Ocean Cargo, 40 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 1 (2009).
  • Modernizing and Reforming U.S. Maritime Law: The Impact of the Rotterdam Rules in the United States, 44 Texas International Law Journal 427 (2009).
  • Panama Railroad Co. v. Johnson [Eighth Nicholas Healy Lecture: Admiralty's Greatest Hits], 39 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 43 (2008).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 32 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 493 (2008) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Transportation Law for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction to the Preparation, Philosophy, and Potential Impact of the Rotterdam Rules, 14 Journal of International Maritime Law 461 (2008).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 31 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 463 (2007) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Phantom Carriers and UNCITRAL's Proposed Transport Law Convention, 2006 Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 426.
  • Overruling Sky Reefer in the International Arena: A Preliminary Assessment of Forum Selection and Arbitration Clauses in the New UNCITRAL Transport Law Convention, 37 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 1 (2006).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 30 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 195 (2006) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Liability for Delay Under UNCITRAL's Proposed Transport Law Convention, 4 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 108 (2006).
  • The Twelfth Annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, 30 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 467 (2006).
  • Documents in the UNCITRAL Transport Law Project, 11 Journal of International Maritime Law 22 (2005).
  • The Maritime Law's "Clear Statement" Rule and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Making Sense of Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line, 3 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 247 (2005).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 29 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 369 (2005) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Signals from the Supreme Court: What the Stewart Court Did Not Say (But May Believe) About Casino Vessels and Seamen Who Never Go to Sea, 3 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 149 (2005).
  • Steady Progress in New York: The Spring 2005 Session of UNCITRAL's Transport Law Working Group, 3 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 197 (2005).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 16 University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 147 (2003-04) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Rewriting Maritime Law: The Supreme Court's November Surprise, 2 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 295 (2004).
  • Reflections on the Recodification of Title 46, 2 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 209 (2004).
  • Scope of Coverage Under the UNCITRAL Draft Instrument, 10 Journal of International Maritime Law 138 (2004).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 27 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 495 (2003) (with David W. Robertson).
  • The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law's Transport Law Project: An Interim View of a Work in Progress, 39 Texas International Law Journal 65 (2003).
  • The Admiralty Extension Act Solution, 34 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 209 (2003) (with David W. Robertson).
  • The Fate of the MLA's Proposed Amendments to the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 105 (2003).
  • Prejudgment Interest in Seamen's Personal Injury Cases: Supreme Court Precedent Lost in a Sea of Procedural Confusion, 33 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 423 (2002) (with David C. Frederick).
  • Understanding Panama Railroad Co. v. Johnson: The Supreme Court's Interpretation of the Seaman's Elections Under the Jones Act, 14 University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 229 (2001-02) (with David W. Robertson).
  • The Proposed Amendments to the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act: An Update, 13 University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 1 (2000-01).
  • Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 26 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 193 (2001) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea [The Future of Maritime Law in the Federal Courts: A Faculty Colloquium], 31 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 241 (2000).
  • The Right to a Jury Trial in Jones Act Cases: Choosing the Forum Versus Choosing the Procedure, 30 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 649 (1999) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act: A Response to English Criticisms, 1999 Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 519.
  • Scope of Application, Duration of Coverage, and Exceptions to Coverage in International Regimes Relevant to International Transport Law, 1999 CMI Yearbook 122.
  • Restating the Law of Marine Insurance: A Workable Solution to the Wilburn Boat Problem, 29 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 41 (1998).
  • Inadequate Maintenance, Wear and Tear, Error in Construction, 242 MarIus 106 (1998).
  • Was Preble Stolz Right?, 29 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 317 (1998).
  • An Overview of the Considerations Involved in Handling the Cargo Case, 21 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 263 (1997).
  • Bill of Lading Forum Selection Clauses in the United States: The Supreme Court Charts a New Course, 1996 Lloyd's Maritime & Commerce Law Quarterly 164. [Reprinted in 1999 Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 1 (25th Anniversary Issue).]
  • Proposed Amendments to the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 18 Houston Journal of International Law 609 (1996).
  • Uniformity in the Law Governing the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 26 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 553 (1995).
  • Revising the U.S. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act: The Work of the Ad Hoc Liability Rules Study Group, 1994 Il Diritto Marittimo 685.
  • Filing and Responding to a Petition for Certiorari, 24 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 595 (1993).
  • Forum Selection Clauses in Cruise Line Tickets: An Update on Congressional Action "Overruling" the Supreme Court, 24 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 399 (1993).
  • Strengthening the Presumption of Validity for Choice of Forum Clauses: Carnival Cruise Lines v. Shute, 23 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 131 (1992).
  • Bill of Landing Choice of Forum Clauses: Comparisons Between United States and English Law, 1992 Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 248.
  • Ad Valorem Rates Under Article 4(5) of the Hague Rules: A Response to Mendelsohn (and DeGurse), 23 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 621 (1992) (with Steven F. Grover).
  • Shipping Law, by Martin Davies & Anthony Dickey, 23 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 332 (1992).
  • The History of the Hague Rules and the United States Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1991 Il Diritto Marittimo 3.
  • The History of COGSA and the Hague Rules, 22 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 1 (1991).
  • The Legal Impact of the Federal Trade Commission's Holder in Due Course Notice on a Negotiable Instrument: How Clever are the Rascals at the FTC?, 68 North Carolina Law Review 953 (1990).
  • The Future of the COGSA Fair Opportunity Requirement: Is There Life After Carman Tool and Chan?, 20 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 559 (1989).
  • Observations on the Supreme Court's Certiorari Jurisdiction in Intercircuit Conflict Cases, 67 Texas Law Review 1251 (1989).
  • The Fair Opportunity Requirement Under COGSA Section 4(5): A Case Study in the Misinterpretation of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (pts. 1 & 2), 19 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 1 (1988), 19 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 157 (1988).
  • International Uniform Laws in National Courts: The Influence of Domestic Law in Conflicts of Interpretation, 27 Virginia Journal of International Law 729 (1987).
  • The "Land Obligation": An English Proposal for Reform, 55 Southern California Law Review 1417 (1982).
  • Easements in Gross, 96 Law Quarterly Review 557 (1980).

Reviews

  • The Bill of Lading: A Document of Title to Goods: An Anglo-American Comparison, by Michael D. Bools, 1999 Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 84.
  • The Bill of Lading: A Document of Title to Goods: An Anglo-American Comparison, by Michael D. Bools, 1999 Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 84.
  • Changing Liability Rules and Marine Insurance: Conflicting Empirical Arguments About Hague, Visby, and Hamburg in a Vacuum of Empirical Evidence, 24 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 119 (1993).
  • International Commercial Transactions in Context, 27 Texas International Law Journal 543 (1992) (reviewing Sale of Goods Carried by Sea, by Charles Debattista).

Contributions

  • The Mandatory Character of the Convention and Its Exceptions: Volume Contracts, in Las Reglas de Rotterdam: Una Nueva Era en el Derecho Uniforme del Transporte - Actas del Congreso Internacional [The Rotterdam Rules: A New Era in Uniform Transport Law - Proceedings of the International Congress], 271 (Rafael Illescas Ortiz & Manuel Alba Fernández, eds., Madrid: Carlos III University, 2010) [Also printed in Spanish as El Carácter Imperativo del Convenio y Sus Excepciones: Contratos de Volumen, in id. at 117].
  • Transport Law for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction to the Preparation, Philosophy, and Potential Impact of the Rotterdam Rules, in A New Convention for the Carriage of Goods by Sea--The Rotterdam Rules: An Analysis of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea 1 (D. Rhidian Thomas ed.; Witney [England]: Lawtext Publishing Ltd., 2009).
  • Admiralty: United States Law, in 1 The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 37 (Stanley N. Katz ed.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) (with David W. Robertson).
  • Cert Pool, and Exhaustion of Remedies, in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (Kermit L. Hall ed.; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).
  • A U.S. Perspective on Marine Insurance Law, in 2 The Modern Law of Marine Insurance 405 (D. Rhidian Thomas ed.; London: LLP, 2002).
  • Forum Selection and Arbitration Clauses Under Section 3(8) of the U.S. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act: Statutory Intent and Judicial Interpretation, in Ekmetalleyse toy Ploioy kai Symbatike Eleytheria: 2° Diethnes Synedrio Naytikoy Dikaioy [Ship's Operation and Freedom of Contract: Second International Conference on Maritime Law] 141 (Piraeus: Piraeus Bar Association, 2000).
  • The Proposed Restatement of U.S. Marine Insurance Law, in 2 Marine Insurance at the Turn of the Millenium 167 (Marc Huybrechts ed.; Antwerp: Intersentia, 2000).
  • Marine Insurance in the United States: The U.S. Supreme Court's Wilburn Boat Decision and Its Impact on Marine Insurance, in 1 Marine Insurance at the Turn of the Millenium 145 (Marc Huybrechts ed.; Antwerp: Intersentia, 1999).
  • The Development of Cargo Liability Regimes, in Cargo Liability in Future Maritime Carriage: The Eighth Axel Ax:son Johnson Colloquium on Maritime Law 10 (Stockholm: Swedish Maritime Law Association, 1998).
  • Cargo Law, Chapter XXI in 8 Benedict on Admiralty (New York: Matthew Bender, 7th rev. ed. 1995).
  • Contracts of Carriage Governed by the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, Chapter V in 2A Benedict on Admiralty (New York: Matthew Bender, 7th rev. ed. 1994; with annual revisions 1995-2002).
  • The Law of Treaties and Admiralty, in 6 Benedict on Admiralty Supplement (New York: Matthew Bender, 7th rev. ed. 1993).
  • Statutory and Bill of Lading Provisions Limiting Liability, Chapter XVI in 2A Benedict on Admiralty (New York: Matthew Bender, 7th rev. ed. 1990; with annual revisions 1991-2002).
  • Basic Cargo Damage Law: Historical Background, Chapter II in 2A Benedict on Admiralty (New York: Matthew Bender, 7th rev. ed. 1991; with annual revisions 1992-2002).
  • Deviation, Chapter XII in 2A Benedict on Admiralty (New York: Matthew Bender, 7th rev. ed. 1992; with annual revisions 1993-2002).
  • Cert Pool & Exhaustion of Remedies, in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States 133, 269 (Kermit Hall ed.; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).
  • Cargo Liability and the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA): Oversight Hearing before the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 102nd Cong., 2nd Sess. 330 (1992) (statement).

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