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Education

A.B., 1977, Stanford University
J.D., 1981, University of Puget Sound (Now Seattle University)
L.L.M., 1986, Columbia University Law School

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Thomas C. Galligan Jr.

Dean and Professor of Law

Biography

Thomas Galligan took over as Dean of the LSU Law Center in July 2016, after previously serving as president of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., from 2006-16 and dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law from 1998-2006. After earning his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law and his L.L.M from Columbia University Law School, Galligan taught torts, admiralty, UCC sales, remedies, comparative tort law and advanced tort theory at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was named the Dr. Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law in 1997 and was honored by the students as the Outstanding LSU Professor six times.

Selected Publications

OCLSA, The LHWCA, Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, and the New Substantial  - Nexus Requirement, 37 Tul. Mar. L.J. (2012)

Displacement and Preemption:  The OPA's Effect on General Maritime Law and State Tort Law Punitive Damages Claims, with Brittan J. Bush, 42 Cumb. L. Review 1 (2011-2012)

A Sad Tale of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Normal Accidents, and our Appetite for Risk, 17 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 264 (2012)

Teaching Admiralty, 55 St. Louis U. L.J. 579 (2011)

Death at Sea:  A Sad Tale of Disaster, Injustice, and Unnecessary Risk, 71 La. L. Rev. 787 (2011)

Pilot Lloyd, 78 Tenn. L. Rev. 643 (2011)

Multidistrict Litigation, with Richard J. Arsenault, A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions by Marcy Hogan Greer (2010)

So, What Does The Disaster In The Gulf Have To Do With Maritime Law? Where Is The Vessel?, with Richard J. Arsenault, ABA/TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter (Summer 2010)

Answering a Fool According to His Folly:  Ruminations on Comparative Fault Thirty Years On, with Frank L. Maraist, H. Alston Johnson III and William R. Corbett, 70 La. L. Rev. 1105 (2010)

Foreword: Punitive Damages Today and Tomorrow, A Symposium, 70 La. L. Rev. 411 (2010)

Change Is Good, 38 U. Tol. L. Rev.513 (2007)

U.S. Supreme Court Tort Reform:  Limiting State Power to Articulate and Develop Tort Law —Defamation, Preemption, and Punitive Damages, 74 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1189 (2006)

New York Times v. Sullivan, Greenwood Encyclopedia of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (Stephens, Scheb and Stooksbury eds.) (2006)

Books

Admiralty in a Nutshell, with Frank L. Maraist and Catherine M. Maraist (West 6th ed. 2010)

Cases and Materials on Maritime Law, with Frank L. Maraist and Catherine M. Maraist (West 2nd ed. 2009)

Cases and Materials on Maritime Law–Teacher's Edition (West 2nd ed. 2009)

Louisiana Lawyering, withFrank L. Maraist, N. Gregory Smith, and Thomas F. Daley (West 2006) (Supplements 2008-2015)

Louisiana Tort Law, with Frank L. Maraist (2004 ed. (Supplements 2005-2014)

Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems, with Phoebe A. Haddon, Frank L. Maraist, Frank M. McClellan,Michael L. Rustad, Nicholas P. Terry, and Stephanie M. Wildman (LexisNexis 4th ed. 2007)

Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives, and Problems –Teacher's Edition (LexisNexis 4th ed. 2007)

Admiralty in a Nutshell, with Frank L. Maraist (West 5thed. 2005)

Cases and Materials on Maritime Law, with Frank L. Maraist and Catherine M. Maraist (West 2003)

Cases and Materials on Maritime Law–Teacher's Edition (West 2003)

Tort Law–The American and Louisiana Perspectives, with Frank L. Maraist, John M.Church, William R. Corbett, Thomas E. Richard, and John V. White (2003-2005)

Louisiana Tort Law, with Frank L. Maraist (Michie 1996) (Supplements1997-2003)

Torts: Cases, Materials, Problems, with Jerry J. Phillips, Nicholas P. Terry, Frank L. Maraist, Frank M. McClellan, and Phoebe A. Haddon (LexisNexis 3rd ed. 2002)

Torts: Cases, Materials, Problems –Teacher's Edition (LexisNexis 3rd ed. 2002)

Admiralty in a Nutshell, with Frank L. Maraist (West 4th ed. 2001)

Personal Injury in Admiralty, with Frank L. Maraist (Lexis/Bender 2000)

Legislation and Jurisprudence on Maritime Personal Injury Law, with Frank L. Maraist (LSU Law Publications Inst. 1997)

"Hill v. Lundin & Associates" Revisited: Duty Risked to Death? (LSU Law Publications Inst. 1993)