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Susan Hawker
Associate Professor at London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame


Susan is an Associate Professor at the London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indianna, USA), and visiting lecturer at Cass Business School (City University), and at HST Akademie Hamburg. She also lectures for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ courses, and for the UKSA’s MCA Yacht Masters’ qualification. In addition to her academic work, Susan speaks at and chairs commercial shipping seminars, and undertakes in-house legal training.

Susan is an executive member of the London Maritime Law & Policy Group (“LUMPL”), which was established in 2008 as a non-profit making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests in maritime law and policy. The aim is to discuss, disseminate and develop research in maritime law and policy. LUMPL members are drawn from a wide range of academic and research institutions, professional group, commercial organisations and individuals sharing a common interest in maritime law and policy. The Group holds three seminars a year, to which members’ collective students are invited, in addition to trade practitioners. The seminars attract favourable attention from the shipping press (Lloyd’s List). The Group also holds a highly successful PhD seminar each year. A programme of lectures and research seminars for postgraduate and PhD students for 2011/12 is now in progress. For further information see LUMPL’s webiste, currently hosted by Westminster University at:

Susan speaks at seminars and conferences for the Women in International Shipping & Transport Association’s (“WISTA”), and in addition is academic consultant and examiner for the Grain & Feed Trade Association (“GAFTA”).