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On behalf of The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA), I am pleased to welcome you to the MLA website. The MLA is proud to provide information about our membership and other matters of legal interest to the worldwide maritime community. We thank you for your interest in our association and its activities and invite your suggestions for posting on our site.
- Barbara L. Holland, President

About the Maritime Law Association of the United States ( MLA )

About the MLA

The objectives of the Association shall be to advance reforms in the Maritime Law of the United States, to facilitate justice in its administration, to promote uniformity in its enactment and interpretation, to furnish a forum for the discussion and... [Read More]

Our Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) Members

Our Members

The MLA is a professional organization concerned with improvements in the maritime law, which stands ready to be of help to those interested in this area of law. Our members are law students, lawyers, industry representatives, judges, and more. [Read More]

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Founded in 1899, the Maritime Law Association of the United States is the oldest and most recognized maritime legal organization in the United States, furthering the understanding and advancement of maritime law among lawyers, scholars, and maritime industries. [Read More]

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