June 07, 2010 — Coral Gables — UM Law Professor Bernard Oxman will participate in a roundtable discussion on “The Right of States to Establish Maritime Zones under UNCLOS” (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) at the United Nations on June 8, which is World Oceans Day.
The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Our Oceans: opportunities and challenges.” The oceans are essential to food security and the health and survival of all life, and are a critical part of the biosphere. The official designation of World Oceans Day by the United Nations raises global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.
In honor of World Oceans Day, the Empire State Building in New York City will be lit up in the colors of purple, blue and white.
Professor Oxman is a globally renowned expert on the Law of the Sea. He has served as judge ad hoc of both the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He is one of only two people, and the only American, to have been appointed in that capacity to both courts. On February 3, 2009, he sat as judge ad hoc of the ICJ as the court delivered its 100th judgment.
Professor Oxman is also a leading expert on International Law. He serves as the co-editor of the American Journal of International Law, the country’s leading publication in the field and considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious International Law publication.
At UM Law, Professor Oxman is the Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law. He regularly teaches Conflict of Laws, International Law, Law of the Sea and Torts courses. He also serves as Chair of the LL.M. program in Ocean and Coastal Law, and previously served as associate dean of the Law School from 1987 to 1990.
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