William T. Burke

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Professor Emeritus William T. Burke joined the Law School's faculty in 1968, after teaching at the Yale Law School and the Ohio State University College of Law for twelve years. A noted teacher and scholar in the area of law and marine affairs, Professor Burke also served as a member of many governmental, educational, professional, and international organizations concerned with the use and regulation of the world's oceans. His publications include The Public Order of the Oceans (coauthored with Myres S. McDougal), published in 1962 and revised in 1987, and The New International Law of Fisheries (1994; translated into Japanese, 1996).

Upon his retirement, Professor Burke donated to the Law Library many books from his personal collection, including many monographs and government reports.

Below is a profile of Professor Burke from UW Law, Spring 2008.

mw, updated Jan. 29, 2009

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