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Richard
L.
Kilpatrick
Jr.
Accounting, Business Law and Finance
College of Business and Management
Phone
773-442-6168
Courses Taught
BLAW 285 The Legal Environment of Business
BLAW 380 Business Law I
BLAW 410 International Business Law
BLAW 310: Legal Issues in International Business Transactions
Research Interests
Maritime Law, multimodal carriage of goods, international and comparative law
Education

Juris Doctor, Tulane University Law School

Selected Publications

“Privity and Subcontracting in Multimodal Transport – Diverging Solutions” __ JOURNAL OF
BUSINESS LAW __ (forthcoming 2019)

“The ‘Refugee Clause’ for Commercial Shipping Contracts: Why Allocation of Rescue Costs is
Critical During Periods of Mass Migration at Sea” 46 GEORGIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL
AND COMPARATIVE LAW 403-446 (2018)

“The Joint and Several Liability of ‘Merchants’ Under Maritime Bills of Lading” 47.4 JOURNAL
OF MARITIME LAW AND COMMERCE 411-450 (2016)

“The International Legal Obligation to Rescue During Mass Migration at Sea: Navigating the
Sovereign and Commercial Dimensions of a Mediterranean Crisis” (with LT Adam Smith) 28.2
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME LAW JOURNAL 142-194 (2016)

“How Limited is ‘Limited Agency’? Lower Courts Rock the Boat by Broadly Applying the
Supreme Court’s Narrow Kirby Guidelines for Interpreting Bills of Lading” 40 TULANE
MARITIME LAW JOURNAL 52-102 (2015)

Background

Richard Kilpatrick joined the NEIU faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2014. He teaches
undergraduate-level Business Law I (Contract Law), International Business Transactions,
and Legal Environment of Business, as well as graduate-level International Business
Law. Professor Kilpatrick’s primary research areas include maritime law, international
commercial law, and comparative law. He has published on a range of contemporary
issues within these disciplines and has presented his scholarship at academic conferences
throughout the United States and around the world, including Australia, Canada, China,
England, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, and elsewhere. In
2017, he was appointed Visiting Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore
Faculty of Law where he spent six months in residence conducting research in the Centre
for Maritime Law.

CBM 176
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-6168
Office Hours
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Main Campus