David W Robertson

David W Robertson

  • William Powers, Jr. and Kim L. Heilbrun Chair in Tort Law
  • University Distinguished Teaching Professor

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One of the nation's leading experts in admiralty law, Professor Robertson's work has been cited many times by the U.S. Supreme Court. He also teaches and writes in the area of tort law. He is the author of the classic Admiralty and Federalism (Foundation, 1970) and co-author of Cases and Materials on Torts (West, 5th ed., 2017) and co-author of Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States (Carolina, 3d ed., 2015). His numerous articles have appeared in Texas Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Modern Law Review, Law Quarterly Review, Tulane Law Review and elsewhere. He is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Advising Board of Editors of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.

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