Fordham Law

Professor Joseph Sweeney Honored by Seafarers and International House

May 03, 2010

Joseph Sweeney, Fordham Law's John D. Calamari Distinguished Professor, received the Outstanding Friend of the Seafarers Award at the annual banquet of the Seafarers and International House on April 22.

"This award is well-deserved recognition for an individual who is not only an eminent scholar and teacher of admiralty law, but one whose graciousness and warmth have benefitted us all," said Dean William Michael Treanor.

Professor Sweeney joined the Fordham Law faculty in 1966. He has taught Admiralty, Air Law, History of the Supreme Court, International Law, International Business Transactions, and Interethnic Conflict Resolution. He is the author and editor of numerous works on international project finance, maritime regulations, multimodal transport, and the law of marine collision. Professor Sweeney served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1957 – 1962.

The Seafarers and International House is an ecumenical Lutheran mission among seafarers and sojourners that seeks to nurture the human spirit and foster human dignity. In addition to Professor Sweeney, the organization recognized Donald Keefe of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association and Phillip J. Schapiro of the Liberty Maritime Corporation.

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