Law of the Sea is Lecture Topic

Ted McDorman, professor of law at the University of Victoria, will discuss "Whatever Happened to the Law of the Sea Treaty? Ocean Law in the 21st Century" Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Collins Legal Center, Paulus Hall, Room 201, Willamette University College of Law.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

McDorman joined the University of Victoria (British Columbia) faculty in 1985. In addition to teaching international law, he has taught Canadian constitutional law, Canadian environmental law and comparative Asian law. He has a cross-appointment with the Department of Geography and is an associate of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives.McDorman has been a visiting professor at institutions in Thailand, Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada. He has more than 80 publication credits in the areas of ocean law and policy, international trade law and comparative constitutional law. Since 2000 he has been the editor-in-chief of Ocean Development and International Law: The Journal of Marine Affairs.

In recent years he has undertaken several projects for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In 2001 McDorman was an invited lecturer at The Hague Academy of International Law External Programme held in Manila.