Tulane Maritime Law Center to Host U.S. Coast Guard Panel Oct. 5

As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Tulane Maritime Law Center, Tulane Law is hosting a U.S. Coast Guard Evening on Maritime Law and Policy on October 5.

The event, focusing on port-level law and policy, begins at 6 p.m. at Tulane Law’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 110, 6329 Freret Street, and is part of the Center’s 40th anniversary events. The U.S. Coast Guard leadership panel includes:

  • CAPT Kelly Denning, Sector Commander, New Orleans Sector;
  • CAPT Matthew DenningOfficer in Charge, Coast Guard Eighth District Outer Continental Shelf, Maritime Survey;
  • CAPT Bryan PopeCoast Guard Eighth District Staff Judge Advocate;
  • CDR Joe HartNew Orleans Area Chief Prevention Officer;
  • LCDR Jim Fothergillhead of inspections for the New Orleans sector.

Refreshments will follow the event in the Law School’s Multipurpose Room. The event is free and open to the public.

It will also be available live on Zoom here.

Professor Tulane Brian McNamara (LLM ’11), a law school alumnus and retired US Coast Guard attorney, leads the panel. McNamara, who is an adjunct professor of maritime law at Tulane as well as associate director of the Tulane School of Professional Advancement’s Masters of Public Administration program, said the panel is a unique experience for law students and advocates. policies to understand the issues faced by managing ports.

“Maritime lawyers and policy professionals need to understand how to engage with regulators at the port level,” McNamara said. “Whether your practice is focused on Southeast Louisiana or other maritime communities, this is an opportunity to engage directly with Coast Guard regulators with deep expertise in current and emerging maritime issues at sea. intersection of ocean navigation and the inland waterways system.”

The panel is a unique opportunity for students, alumni and those in the maritime field to learn about port-level policy and advocacy, which is not usually part of law courses. Featured panelists cover all of the Southeast Louisiana waters, including New Orleans, and all work closely together on issues important to the region. In addition, all panelists have served in different ports and in different US Coast Guard regional commands, bringing a wealth of experience to regional operations and the event.

To follow the event live via Zoom, go to here.

The panel will discuss experiences with industry attorneys and other policy advocates in New Orleans. Among the relevant topics will look at the best qualities of defenders and their strategies as well as the pitfalls to avoid. The panel will also discuss the challenges of implementing national and sometimes international policies at the port level, and when lawyers should litigate at the port level and when at the national level.

As part of the Maritime Law Center’s 40th anniversary, it is hosting a series of events throughout the year, including an anniversary lecture on Nov. 2, which will be delivered by Judge Barry Ashe, U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Louisiana.