2013 Distinguished Awards
Tulane University Law School
Robert Force is the Niels F. Johnsen Professor of Maritime Law and Director Emeritus of the Tulane Maritime Law Center, of which he was the founding director. He has taught at Tulane Law School for 45 years. Before coming to Tulane, he clerked for state and federal judges in Pennsylvania, practiced law in Philadelphia, and taught law at Indiana University. Although he currently teaches courses in admiralty and civil procedure, he has over his career taught a wide range of subjects, including criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, transnational litigation, international commercial arbitration and international sale of goods. He was a co-reporter for the Louisiana Evidence Code and was a consultant on the project to study the Louisiana judicial system.