In the fall of 2014, Tulane appointed a slate of new officers, all with Tulane Law ties: Chair Frank Barry (L ’73), a partner at New Orleans’ Deutsch Kerrigan LLP; Vice Chair Woods; and Planning Committee Chair Patricia Krebs (L ’83), a member of King, Krebs & Jurgens in New Orleans, are alumni. Program Committee Chair David Sharpe, a partner at Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard in New Orleans, and Secretary/Treasurer Joshua Force, a member of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert in New Orleans, teach as adjunct professors.
The group helped in the latest donation, which is being finalized, of $100,000 to create an endowed Admiralty Law Institute scholarship for maritime law students in honor of past ALI chairmen: Acomb and the late Ben Yancey (L ’28) and John Sims (L ’39).
Barry said there’s a healthy symbiosis among maritime law entities. The institute also is strongly supported by the Maritime Law Association of the United States, which holds a board meeting in conjunction with the conference. And the professional groups maintain strong ties to Tulane Law.
“Tulane turns out a lot of well-trained maritime lawyers,” Barry said.
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