Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Pacific Ballroom Salon 14
    Floor: North Tower/Ground Level

    New technologies have made it possible to reach historic shipwrecks once thought lost forever. However, the value of some these ships and the objects recovered from them, both to individuals and nations, has given rise to legal challenges and disputes over who owns recovered objects and who should pay for their salvage (an example being the long-running legal dispute between nations and national agencies over the RMS Titanic). This panel will explore the various legal issues surrounding the recovery and ownership of historic shipwrecks and their cargo, including U.S. law and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Organization: National Science Foundation

Organization: Texas A&M University School of Law

Organization: Quinnipiac University School of Law

Organization: University of San Diego

Organization: Willamette University College of Law

Organization: Santa Clara University School of Law

Organization: University of Calgary Faculty of Law

Session Fees
  • [3050] Admiralty and Maritime Law, Co-Sponsored by Art Law and International Law - Sunken Treasure: Recovery of Cultural Property from Historic Shipwrecks: $0.00