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William T. Burke, 1926-2014

Bill Burke

Biographical Information

Born Aug.1926; died July 2014.

J.S.D., 1959, Yale
J.D., 1953, Indiana University
B.S., 1949, Indiana State University

Indiana Law Journal: member, 1951-53; note editor, 1953

Admitted to the Indiana State Bar, 1953

Joined the University of Washington School of Law faculty in 1968; took emeritus status in 1998.

Previous positions

  • Research Associate & Lecturer, Yale Law School, 1956-62
  • Associate Professor, Ohio State University School of Law, 1962-64
  • Professor, Ohio State University School of Law, 1964-68

Member

  • School of Marine Affairs
  • Council for Ocean Law Board of Directors
  • Committee on Fisheries
  • Ocean Development and International Law Journal
  • International Marine Science Affairs Panel of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Oceanography

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Obituaries & Tributes

Seattle Times, July 13, 2014

Bill Burke's 81st Birthday Celebration, University of Washington School of Law, 2007

Profile of Professor Burke in UW Law magazine, University of Washington School of Law, 2008

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Articles

Myres S. McDougal & William T. Burke, Crisis in the Law of the Sea: Community Perspectives Versus National Egoism, 67 Yale L. J. 539-89 (1958).

Myres S. McDougal & William T. Burke, Community Interest in a Narrow Territorial Sea Inclusive Versus Exclusive Competence Over the Oceans, 45 Cornell L. Q. 171-253 (1960).

Myres S. McDougal, William T. Burke & Ivan A. Vlasic, The Maintenance of Public Order at Sea and the Nationality of Ships, 54 Am. J. Int'l L. 25-116 (1960).

Myres S. McDougal & William T. Burke, Claims to Authority over the Territorial Sea, 1 Phil. Int'l L. J. 29-137 (1962).

Law of the Sea, 1967 Oceanology Y.B. 57 (1966).

Aspects of Internal Decision-Making Processes in Intergovernmental Fishery Commissions, 43 Wash. L. Rev. 115-178 (1967).

A Negative View of a Proposal for United Nations Ownership of Ocean Mineral Resources, 1 Nat. Resources Law. 42-62 (1968).

Law of the Sea, 1969 Oceanology Int'l Y.B. & Directory 38 (1968).

A Contemporary Legal Problem in Ocean Development, 3 Int'l L. 536-59 (1969).

Law, Science, and the Ocean, 3 Nat. Resources Law. 195-226 (1970).

UN Actions Bode Ill for Orderly Ocean Development, 11 Undersea Tech. 43-44, 66 (1970).

Comments on Current International Issues Relating to the Law of the Sea, 4 Nat. Resources Law. 660-67 (1971).

Contemporary Law of the Sea: Transportation, Communication and Flight, 2 Yale Stud. World Pub. Ord. 183-284 (1976).

Submerged Passage Through Straits: Interpretations of the Proposed Law of the Sea Treaty Text, 52 Wash. L. Rev. 193-226 (1977).

Recapture of Economic Rent under the FCMA: Sections 303-304 on Permits and Fees, 52 Wash. L. Rev. 681-700 (1977).

Who Goes Where, When, and How: International Law of the Sea for Transportation, 31 Int’l Org. 267-90 (1977).

Critical Changes in the Law of the Sea, 15 Columbia J. World. Bus. 17-21 (1980).

National Legislation on Ocean Authority Zones and the Contemporary Law of the Sea, 9 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 289-322 (1981).

U.S. Fishery Management and the New Law of the Sea, 76 Am. J. Int'l L. 24-55 (1982).

Exclusive Fisheries Zones and Freedom of Navigation, 20 San Diego L. Rev. 595-624 (1983).

The Law of the Sea Convention Provisions on Conditions of Access to Fisheries Subject to National Jurisdiction, 63 Or. L. Rev. 73-120 (1984).

Highly Migratory Species in the New Law of the Sea, 14 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 273-314 (1984).

Changes Made in the Rules of Navigation and Maritime Trade by the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, 18 Proc. L. of the Sea Inst. Ann. Conference 662-77 (1984).

Coastal State Fishery Regulation under International Law: A Comment on the La Bretagne Award of July 17, 1986 (The Arbitration between Canada and France), 25 San Diego L. Rev. 495-534 (1988).

Fishing in the Bering Sea Donut: Straddling Stocks and the New International Law of Fisheries, 16 Ecology L.Q. 285-310 (1989).

Customary Law of the Sea: Advocacy or Disinterested Scholarship?, 14 Yale J. Int'l L.508-27 (1989).

Pressures on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 Arising from New Fisheries Conflicts: The Problem of Straddling Stocks, 20 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 343-57 (1989).

Driftnets and Nodules: Where Goes the United States?, 21 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 237-40 (1989).

Edward L. Miles & William T. Burke, Pressures on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 Arising from New Fisheries Conflicts: The Problem of Straddling Stocks, 20 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 343-57 (1989).

Regulation of Driftnet Fishing on the High Seas and the New International Law of the Sea, 3 Geo. Int'l Envtl. L. Rev. 265-310 (1990).

Anadromous Species and the New International Law of the Sea, 22 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 950131 (1991).

UNCED and the Oceans, 17 Marine Pol'y 519 (1993).

William T. Burke, Mark Freeberg & Edward L. Miles, United Nations Resolutions on Driftnet Fishing: An Unsustainable Precedent for High Seas and Coastal Fisheries Management, 25 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 127-86 (1994).

Implications for Fisheries Management of U.S. Acceptance of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, 89 Am. J. Int'l L. 792-806 (1995).

Memorandum of Opinion on the Legality of the Designation of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary by the IWC, 27 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 315-26 (1996).

Legal Aspects of the IWC Decision on the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, 28 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 313-27 (1997).

Recent Decisions on International Fisheries Governance, 6 Willamette J. Int'l L. & Dis. Res. 15-28 (1998).

William Aron & William Burke, Flouting the Convention, Atlantic, May 1999, at 22-29.

William Aron, William T. Burke & Milton M.R. Freeman, The Whaling Issue, 24 Marine Pol'y 179-91 (2000).

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Books

Myres S. McDougal & William T. Burke, The Public Order of the Oceans: A Contemporary International Law of the Sea (Yale University Press, 1962; reprinted by New Haven Press, 1987). 1226 pages.

International Law of the Sea: Documents and Notes (Lupus Publications, 1965). 1 vol. (Casebook Series, Student ed.)

A Report on International Legal Problems of Scientific Research in the Oceans (Ohio State University, 1967). 143 pages.

Towards a Better Use of the Ocean: Contemporary Legal Problems in Ocean Development (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 1969). 231  pages.

Hiroshi Kasahara & William T. Burke, International Fishery Management in the North Pacific: Present and Future (University of Washington, 1972). 248 pages.

Hiroshi Kasahara & William T. Burke, North Pacific Fisheries Management (Resources for the Future, 1973). 91 pages.

International Law of the Sea: Documents and Notes (Lupus Publications, 1993). 2 vols. (Research Series)

The New International Law of Fisheries: UNCLOS 1982 and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 1994). 382 pages. (Translated into Japanese, Shin Suisan Shinbunsha, 1996. 423 pages.)

International Law of the Sea: Documents and Notes (Lupus Publications, 1999). 1 vol. (Student ed.)

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Chapters in Books

Crisis in the Law of the Sea, in Myres S. McDougal, Studies in World Public Order 844-911 (Yale University Press, 1960).

Law and the New Technologies, in The Law of the Sea: Offshore Boundaries and Zones 204-27 (Lewis M. Alexander ed., Ohio State University Press, 1967).

The Legal Regulation of Minor International Coercion: A Framework for Inquiry, in Essays on Intervention 87-125 (Roger Fisher ed., Ohio State University, 1964), reprinted in The Vietnam War and International Law 79-101 (Richard A. Falk comp., Princeton University Press, 1968).

Ocean Sciences, Technology and the Future International Law of the Sea, in 2 The Future of the International Legal Order 183-264 (Cyril Edwin Black & Richard A. Falk eds., Princeton University Press, 1969).

The International Law and Politics of Marine Science Research, in Toward World Order and Human Dignity: Essays in Honor of Myres S. McDougal 473-53 (W. Michael Reisman & Burns H. Weston eds., Free Press, 1976).

W.S. Wooster & William T. Burke, Traditional Regime for Fisheries Management and International Arrangements Affecting Marine Scientific Research, in The Management of Marine Regions: The North Pacific: An Analysis of Issues Relating to Fisheries, Marine Transportation, Marine Scientific Research, and Multiple Use Conditions and Conflicts 52-82, 389-418 (University of California Press, 1982).

Extended Fisheries Jurisdiction and the New Law of the Sea, in Global Fisheries: Perspectives for the 1980s 7-49 (Brian J. Rothschild ed., Springer-Verlag, 1983).

Unregulated High Seas Fishing and Ocean Governance, in Freedom for the Seas in the 21st Century: Ocean Governance and Environmental Harmony 235-71 (Jon M. Van Dyke,  Durwood Zaelke & Grant Hewison eds., 1993).

Some Comments on High Seas Fishing and International Law, in Essays in Honour of Wang Tieya 103-13 (M. Nijhoff Publishers, 1994).

Fisheries Management in the Debate on U.S. Acceptance of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, in Law of the Sea: What the New Convention May Mean to You and Those You Work for (Washington Law School Foundation, 1995).

Compatibility and Precaution in the 1995 Straddling Stock Agreement, in Law of the Sea: The Common Heritage and Emerging Challenges 105-26 (Harry N. Scheiber ed., Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2000).

A New Whaling Agreement and International Law, in Toward a Sustainable Whaling Regime 51-79 (Robert L. Friedheim ed., University of Washington Press, 2001).

Evolution in the Fisheries Provisions of UNCLOS, in 2 Liber Amicorum Judge Shigeru Oda 1355-62 (Nisuke Ando, Edward McWhinney & Rudiger Wolfrum eds., Kluwer Law International, 2002).

William Aron, William T. Burke & Milton M.R. Freeman, Science and Advocacy: A Cautionary Tale from the International Whaling Debate, in The Future of Cetaceans in a Changing World 87-97 (William C.G. Burns & Alexander Gillespie eds., 2003).

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Conference Proceedings

Some Comments on the 1958 Conventions, 53 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 197-205 (1959).

Legal Aspects of Ocean Exploitation: Status and Outlook, in Exploiting the Ocean: Transactions of the 2nd Annual MTS Conference and Exhibit, June 27-29, 1966, at 1-23 (Marine Technology Society, 1966).

Remarks [on Science and International Organization], in The Law of the Sea: National Policy Recommendations. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, June 23-26, 1969, Kingston, Rhode Island 391-92 (Lewis M. Alexander ed., University of  Rhode Island, 1970).

Consequences for Territorial Sea Claims of Failure to Agree at the Next Law of the Sea Conference, in The Law of the Sea: A New Geneva Conference, June 21-24, 1971, Kingston, Rhode Island 37-45 (Lewis M. Alexander ed., Law of the Sea Institute, 1972).

Fisheries Issues in Law of the Sea Negotiations, in Proceedings, Fourth National Sea Grant Conference, Oct. 12-13, 1971, Madison, Wisconsin 190-99  (1971).

Consequences for Territorial Sea Claims of Failure to Agree at the Next Law of the Sea Conference, in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Law of the Sea Institute (Law of the Sea Institute, 1972).

International Fishery Policies in Law of the Sea Negotiations, in Local Impacts of the Law of the Sea: Proceedings of a Conference, Oct. 10-12, 1972, Seattle 23-31 (University of Washington, Division of Marine Resources, 1973).

Technical Assistance in Marine Sciences, in U.S. Marine Scientific Research Assistance to Foreign States: Proceedings of a Conference 41-46 (2d ed. National Academy of Sciences, 1975).

Modes of Establishing Exclusive Economic Zones, in Law of the Sea: Conference Outcomes and Problems of Implementation. Proceedings of the Law of the Sea Institute Tenth Annual Conference, June 22-25, 1976, Kingston, Rhode Island 22-25 (Edward Miles & John King Gamble, Jr. eds., Ballinger Publishing Co., 1977).

Commentary [on Terrin Child, Enforcement of 200 Mile Exclusive Economic Zone Claims over Living Marine Resources in Southeast Asia], in Law of the Sea: State Practice in Zones of Special Jurisdiction. Proceedings of the Law of the Sea Thirteenth Annual Conference, Oct. 15-18, 1979, Mexico City 468-80 and discussion, 471-86 (Law of the Sea Institute, 1980).

Commentary [on papers on Problems of Cooperation in Marine Scientific Research in the Pacific Basin], in The Law of the Sea and Ocean Development Issues in the Pacific Basin: Proceedings of the Law of the Sea Fifteenth Annual Conference, Oct. 5-8, 1981, Honolulu 602-04 (Edward L. Miles & Scott Allen eds., Law of the Sea Institute, 1982).

Commentary [on Costs and Benefits of Not Participating in the Treaty], in The United States Without the Law of the Sea Treaty: Opportunities and Costs. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference, June 12-15, 1983, Kingston, Rhode Island 73-84, 113-15 ( University of Rhode Island, Center for Ocean Management Studies, Time Press, 1983).

The Law of the Sea Convention and Fishing Practices of Nonsignatories, with Special Reference to the United States, in Consensus and Confrontation: The United States and the Law of the Sea. A Workshop of the Law of the Sea Institute, Jan. 9-13, 1984, Honolulu 314-37 (Jon. M. Van Dyke ed., Law of the Sea Institute, 1985).

Changes Made in the Rules of Navigation and Maritime Trade by the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, in The Developing Order of the Oceans: Proceedings of the Law of the Sea Institute Eighteenth Annual Conference, Oct. 24-27, 1984, San Francisco 662-77 (Robert B. Krueger & Stefan A. Risenfeld eds., Law of the Sea Institute, 1985).

[Comments] Law of the Sea: Customary Norms and Conventional Rules, 81 Am. Soc'y Int'l L. Proc. 102-03 (1987).

Threats to the Public Order of the Oceans, in International Navigation: Rocks and Shoals Ahead? Workshop of the Law of the Sea Institute, Jan. 13-15, 1986, Honolulu (Law of the Sea Institute, 1988).

Contemporary Developments Affecting Navigation Rights in the Law of the Sea, in The Law of the Sea: What Lies Ahead? Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, July 21-24, 1986, Miami 141-49 (Thomas A. Clingan, Jr. ed., Law of the Sea Institute, 1988).

"Customary Law as Reflected in the LOS Convention": A Slippery Formula, in The International Implications of Extended Maritime Jurisdiction in the Pacific: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, Aug. 3-6, 1987, Honolulu 402-09 (John P. Craven, Jan Schneider & Carol Stimson eds., Law of the Sea Institute, 1989).

Commentary [on papers on Marine Scientific Research], in Implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention Through International Institutions: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, June 12-15, 1989, Noorwijkaanzee, the Netherlands 539-41 (Alfred H.A. Soons ed., Law of the Sea Institute, 1990).

Banquet speech, in Implementation of the Law of the Sea Convention Through International Institutions: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Law of the Sea Institute, June 12-15, 1999, Noorwijkaanzee, the Netherlands 707-13 (Alfred H.A. Soons ed., Law of the Sea Institute, 1990).

Edward L. Miles & William T. Burke, Pressures on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 Arising from New Fisheries Conflicts: The Problem of Straddling Stocks, in Moscow Symposium on the Law of the Sea: Proceedings of a Workshop, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 1988, Madison, Wisconsin 217-38 (Law of the Sea Institute, 1991).

State Practice, New Ocean Uses, and Ocean Governance under UNCLOS, in Ocean Governance: Strategies and Approaches for the 21st Century. Proceedings of the Law of the Sea Institute Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference, July 11-14, 1996, Honolulu 219-34 (Thomas A. Mensah ed., Law of the Sea Institute, 1996).

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Papers & Reports

Ocean Sciences, Technology, and the Future International Law of the Sea (Ohio State University Press, 1966). 91 pages. (Mershon Center for Education in National Security Pamphlet Series no. 2.)

Law, Science, and the Ocean (Law of the Sea Institute, 1969). 34 pages. (Occasional Paper no. 3)

Marine Science Research and International Law (Law of the Sea Institute, 1970) 36 pages. (Occasional Paper No. 8).

Some Thoughts on Fisheries and a New Conference on the Law of the Sea (Law of the Sea Institute, 1971). 17 pages. (Occasional Paper no. 9) Reprinted in World Fisheries Policy: Multidisciplinary Views (Brian J Rothschild ed., University of Washington Press, 1972).

Hiroshi Kasahara & William T. Burke, North Pacific Fisheries Management (Resources for the Future, 1973). 91 pages. (RFF/PISFA Paper no. 2)

Memorandum on Research Concerning International Marine Affairs Policies, in Priority Research Needs on Technology-Related Transnational and Global Policy Problems: Report (MIT Center for International Studies, 1973).

William T. Burke, Richard A Legatski & William W. Woodhead, National and International Law Enforcement in the Ocean (University of Washington Press, 1975). 244 pages. (Washington Sea Grant Publication)

Scientific Research Articles in the Law of the Sea, Informal Single Negotiating Text (Law of the Sea Institute, 1975). 16 pages (Occasional Paper no. 25)

Contemporary Law of the Sea: Transportation, Communication and Flight (Law of the Sea Institute, 1975). 38 pages. (Occasional Paper no. 28)

Fisheries Regulation under Extended Jurisdiction and International Law (UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1982). 23 pages. (FAO Fisheries Technical Paper no. 223)

1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea Provisions on Conditions of Access to Fisheries Subject to National Jurisdiction, in Report of the Expert Consultation on the Conditions of Access to the Fish Resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone (UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1982). (FAO Fisheries Report no. 293).

Impacts of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on Tuna Regulation (UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1982). 19 pages. (Legislative Series No. 26)

Memorandum on Legal Issues in Establishing Fishery Management in the "Donut Area" in the Bering Sea (Fisheries Management Foundation, 1988). 21 pages.

William T. Burke & Francis T. Christy, Options for the Management of Tuna Fisheries in the Indian Ocean (UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1990). 73 pages. (FAO Fisheries Technical Paper no. 315)

The Law of the Sea Concerning Coastal State Authority over Driftnets on the High Seas, in The Regulation of Driftnet Fishing on the High Seas: Legal Issues 13-31 (UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1991). (FOA Legislative Study no. 47)

William T. Burke & Francis T. Christy, Options for the Management of Tuna Fisheries in the Indian Ocean (UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 1993). 73 pages.

William T. Burke, Mark Freeberg & Edward L. Miles, The United Nations Resolutions on Driftnet Fishing: An Unsustainable Precedent for High Seas and Coastal Fisheries (University of Washington School of Marine Affairs, 1993). 77 pages.

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Congressional Testimony

Outer Continental Shelf: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Outer Continental Shelf, Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, Jan. 22, 1970, pages 161-74, 187, 192-200.

Law of the Sea: Hearings before the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, July 27, 1982.

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