School of Law announces appointment of Professor Simon Baughen

Swansea University School of Law has confirmed its position as a premier UK law school for commercial and maritime law by securing the appointment of Simon Baughen from the University of Bristol.

BaughenSimon, currently a reader at the University of Bristol Law School, will join Swansea on 1st September 2013 as Professor of Shipping Law. Simon's book on the subject, simply called Shipping Law, has run to five editions and is already well-known to academics and students alike as by far the most learned and approachable work on the subject. Furthermore, he is now the author of the very well-established practitioner's work Summerskill on Laytime. He has an extensive list of publications to his name, including International Trade and the Protection of the Environment. He has also written and taught extensively on commercial law, trusts and environmental law. Simon will be a member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, a University Research Centre within the School of Law, and he will teach on both the LLM and LLB programmes at Swansea. Simon's appointment follows the appointment of Professor Joel Trachtman from Tufts University to a distinguished research professorship and is expected to make a significant contribution to the School's research profile.