Swanson,-Steve

Steven R. Swanson

Professor
Email: sswanson@hamline.edu
Phone: 651-523-2362

 

AB Bowdoin College
JD, Vanderbilt School of Law
LLM, Yale Law School  

 


Areas of legal expertise: Admiralty, international law/litigation, comparative law (civil law legal systems), and national security law.


View Professor Swanson's research: SSRN Author Page -- Steven R. Swanson


Professor Steven Swanson brings experience in both practice and academic study of international law. He practiced law with the Wall Street firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, where he gained experience in international banking and civil litigation. Prior to joining Hamline, Swanson was a graduate fellow at Yale Law School researching international law.


Swanson has served as chair of the Maritime Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He has published articles on public international law, international civil litigation, admiralty, national security law, the European Economic Community, and trusts. In addition, Swanson is the co-author of Admiralty: Cases and Materials. While in law school, he served as the executive articles editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transitional Law and was elected to the academic honor society Order of the Coif.


Swanson teaches International Law, International Civil Litigation, Comparative Law, Admiralty, Torts, Conflict of Laws, and seminars on international law topics, such as national security law, the Nuremberg Trials, and international water pollution.

 

Publications


Forcing Facebook on Foreign Dictators: A Violation of International Law?, 79 TENN. L. REV. 851 (2012).
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Fifth Amendment Due Process, Foreign Shipowners, and International Law, 36 TUL. MAR. L.J. 123 (2011).
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Google Sets Sail: Ocean-Based Server Farms and International Law, 43 CONN. L. REV. 709 (2011).
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Personal Injury and Death, in 8 BENEDICT ON ADMIRALTY 10 (7th ed. 2009).
 
Terrorism, Piracy, and the Alien Tort Statute, 40 RUTGERS L.J. 159 (2008).
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Antisuit Injunctions in Support of International Arbitration, 81 TUL. L. REV. 395 (2006).
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ADMIRALTY: CASES AND MATERIALS (2004). (with David J. Bederman, Joel K. Goldstein & Robert M. Jarvis).
 
Enemy Combatants and the Writ of Habeas Corpus, 35 ARIZ. ST. L. J. 939 (2003).
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OPA 90+10: The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 After Ten Years, 32 J. MAR. L. & COM. 135 (2001).
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Jurisdictional Discovery Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 13 EMORY INT’L L. REV. 445 (1999).
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A Survey of Admiralty Offerings in United States Law Schools, 29 J. MAR. L. & COM 657 (1998).
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The Application of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(k)(2) in Admiralty: National Contacts for a Worldwide Industry, 29 J. MAR. L. & COM 79 (1998).
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The Vexatiousness of a Vexation Rule: International Comity and Antisuit Injunctions, 30 GEO. WASH. J. INT’L L. & ECON. 1 (1997).
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Federalism, the Admiralty, and Oil Spills, 27 J. MAR. L. & COM 379 (1996).
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A Threshold Test for Validity: The Supreme Court Narrows the Act of State Doctrine, 23 VAND. J. TRANSNAT’L L. 889 (1991).
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Comity, International Dispute Resolution Agreements, and the Supreme Court, 21 L. & POL’Y IN INT’L BUS. 333 (1990).
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The Citadel Survives A Naval Bombardment: A Policy Analysis of the Economic Loss Doctrine, 12 TUL. MAR. L.J. 135 (1987).
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Discriminatory Charitable Trusts: Time for a Legislative Solution, 48 U. PITT. L. REV. 153 (1986).
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Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal: A Policy Analysis of the Expropriation Cases, 18 CASE W. J. INT’L L. 307 (1986).
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