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St. Louis University Law Journal

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I count myself fortunate indeed to be a law teacher and to have the privilege of teaching admiralty to the next generation of attorneys. My good fortune is compounded by the fact that I teach admiralty (and several other maritime law courses) at the University of Washington, a major research university with a complementary graduate level School of Marine Affairs. There is no finer venue for studying maritime law than the state of Washington. By any measure, Washington is among the most “marine” and most trade-dependent states in the nation, and it has long been home to a distinguished maritime bench and bar. My teaching has long supported programs in both the law and marine affairs schools. In addition to Admiralty and Maritime Law (and a broad variety of core and high-enrollment courses), I offer courses in International Law of the Sea, United States Ocean and Coastal Law, and a research seminar in Marine Law and Policy. Lately, the call for faculty to increase their contributions to the school’s core and high-enrollment courses has forced me to rotate my marine law courses from year-to-year.



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