Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Save the date!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS
- SECTION ON ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME LAW
- SECTION ON NORTH AMERICAN COOPERATION
Legal Issues of the Arctic
Papers to be published in Ocean & Coastal Law Journal.
- Betsy Baker, Vermont Law School
- William V. Dunlap, Quinnipiac University School of Law
- Rear Admiral Frederick J. Kenney, Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, DC
- Commander Peter Killaby, Assistant Deputy Judge Advocate General/ Regional Services, Department of National Defence, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Commander James Kraska, S.J.D., Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law, United States Naval War College, Newport, RI
- Charles Norchi, University of Maine School of Law
- John W. Reifenberg, Jr., Michigan State University College of Law
- Fernando Villarreal-Gonda, Academic Dean, Free Faculty of Law of Monterrey, Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico
In September 2012, the lowest level of Arctic sea ice in recorded history was measured. As the sea ice recedes, an emerging maritime frontier is expanding. Oil drilling operations are growing; mineral extraction is expanding; increasing numbers of foreign tankers are using the northen sea routes; and small cruise ships are venturing farther into the Arctic Sea. This increasing human activity in the Arctic requires an examination of the legal issues related to its growth. The panel will address some of these issues.
Some of the topics that will be discussed by the panel members are: national sovereignty, Arctic governance, new sea lanes, natural resource exploration, Arctic security, and the treatment of Arctic high-seas enclaves as a model for cooperation in other high-seas enclaves. In addition, the United States’ recently released national Arctic Strategy will be presented as will Canada’s perspective on some of these topics.
The program is part of the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, which will meet in New York City in January 2014.
Hat tip to Fernando Villareal Gonda of the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Mexico)