Michael F. Sturley
- Fannie Coplin Regents Chair
- JD Yale
- BA Yale
An expert in admiralty law and Supreme Court practice, Professor Sturley clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell and practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City before joining the faculty in 1984. He teaches and writes in the areas of admiralty, property, and commercial law (especially payment systems), and he directs the Supreme Court Clinic. He is the author of The Legislative History of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act and the Travaux Préparatoires of the Hague Rules (Rothman, 1990), a co-author of Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States, and the author of many articles on admiralty law.
- The Modern International Conventions Governing the Carriage of Goods by Sea: The Lonely Exceptions to the Maritime Law’s Widespread Preference for Arbitration, in The Role of Arbitration in Shipping Law, 89 (Miriam Goldby & Loukas Mistelis, Oxford University Press, 2016).
- Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 40 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 343 (2016) (with David W. Robertson).
- Admiralty and Maritime Law in the United States (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 3rd ed. 2015; 2nd ed. 2008; 1st ed. 2001) (with David W. Robertson & Steven F. Friedell).
September 28, 2007
CLE\'s 16th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
On September 28, delivered a paper titled Inland Damage to Ocean Cargo: When Do the Maritime Rules Apply? to CLE's 16th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference in Houston. In addition, Sturley and David Robertson delivered their paper, Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.
September 11, 2007
UNCITRAL Working Group III Delegation Meeting
On September 11, attended a meeting in Washington DC of the United States delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group III (Transport Law), which is negotiating the new multilateral treaty designed to unify the core elements of international maritime transport law. Sturley is the senior advisor on the U.S. delegation.
Experts\' Group Meeting
August 20, 2007 – August 23, 2007
August 20-23, participated in an Experts' Group Meeting convened by the UNCITRAL Secretariat. He was one of nine experts from around the world invited to help finalize the draft of a new multilateral treaty designed to unify the core elements of international maritime transport law. The Experts' Group Meeting was held at UNCITRAL's Vienna headquarters.