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David J. Bederman - Atlanta, GA

1301 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322- 2770

Updated: 12/22/2013

Atlanta Admiralty Law Firm

About David J. Bederman

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty Law 20%
  • Constitutional Law 30%
  • International Law 20%
  • Litigation & Appeals 30%


  • 80%


  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, July 1, 2006 - Present

Published Works

  • Admiralty Cases and Materials, Lexis-Nexis, 2005
  • International Law: A Handbook for Judges, American Society of International Law, 2003
  • The Spirit of International Law, University of Georgia Press, 2002
  • International Law Frameworks, Foundation Press, 2010
  • International Claims: Their Settlement by Lump Sum Agreements, 1975-1995 (with Burns H. Weston and Richard B. Lillich), Transnational Publishers, 1999
  • Admiralty Jurisdiction, 31 J. Mar. L. & Com. 189, 2000
  • Deference or Deception: Treaty Rights as Political Questions, 70 U. Col. L. Rev. 1439, 1997
  • Admiralty and the Eleventh Amendment, 72 Note Dame L. Rev. 935, 1997
  • Uniformity, Delegation and the Dormant Admiralty Clause, 28 J. Mar. L. & Com. 1, 1997
  • The Curious Resurrection of Custom: Beach Access and Judicial Takings, 96 Colum. L. Rev. 1375, 1996
  • Contemporary Contours of Admiralty Jurisdiction, 31 Tulane Mar. L. J. 291, 2007
  • Reforming the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 40 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 489, 2001
  • Globalization and International Law, Palgrave MacMillan, 2008
  • Salvage, Benedict on Admiralty, vol. 8, 2001
  • Refusing Salvage, 6 Loyola Mar. L.J. 27, 2008

Classes and Seminars

  • Professor of Law, Emory Universiy School of Law, 1991 - Present



Office Information


1301 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322- 2770


  • (404) 727-6820

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