Peter Swanson sat as a judge in the recent Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition held in San Francisco on March 3-5, 2016. The Competition has law students from a number of prominent U.S. law schools present a mock legal issue as if they were before the U.S. Supreme Court. This years problem addressed the question whether punitive damages are available to an injured seaman either under the Jones Act 46 U.S.C. s. 30104, or under U.S. maritime common law. Peter judged two sessions on March 4 during the 3rd round of the competition.
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