Prof. Martin J. Davies

  • mdavies photoProf. Martin J. Davies is Admiralty Law Institute Professor of Maritime Law and Director of Maritime Law Center (Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, USA). He studied law at the University of Oxford where he obtained his BA degree with first class honours in 1978, his BCL degree with first class honours in 1979 and his MA in 1983. He also obtained his LL.M. degree in 1980 at Harvard University.

    Martin Davies is an international authority on admiralty law who has taught in Australia, England, Singapore and Italy as well as the United States. He joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 2000 after a visiting appointment in 1999. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne (Australia) where he was Harrison Moore Professor of Law.

    Davies, who has been a professional actor, also has worked as a consultant for maritime law firms for 30 years and is presently engaged by an international law firm with a maritime law practice in many countries. He serves on the Editorial Board of Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and the Melbourne Journal of International Law.

    In addition to admiralty and maritime law, he teaches in the areas of international sale of goods and torts, conflict of laws and international commercial arbitration. He has written (or co-written) books and numerous articles on maritime law, international trade law, international sale of goods and torts. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, associate member of the American Bar Association and a member of the Intertanko Documentary Committee. He received the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award from the Tulane Law School graduating class in 2003 and 2011. He was chosen for a Tulane University President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012.