Mayday! Mayday! with Dr Michael Underdown

Key Information


9th July 2024

10am - 11am


Online | Building B001 (Library), Room 101, JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada Campus, Smithfield, QLD,  4878




Alumni; Current Students; Public and Community; Research and Industry; Staff


Law Clinic |

About the event

Join Dr. Michael Underdown, an experienced maritime and port lawyer and senior research fellow at the Cairns Institute at James Cook University, for an engaging presentation on Maritime and Port Law. Despite Cairns' seemingly remote location, this presentation promises to be anything but dull. Delve into riveting topics such as ship arrest, piracy, and hot pursuit within the context of maritime law. Discover how these intriguing aspects of maritime law intersect with the bustling activities of Cairns, a port with a cruise terminal, a RAN patrol boat base, and various port industries. Dr. Underdown will navigate through legal complexities with his many years of expertise making this presentation both informative and entertaining. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge of this often overlooked area of the law.

About the presenter

Dr Michael Underdown FRSSA is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns. He is also a Professor at the Global Humanistic University in Curacao/Anguilla, DBA Advisor at KMU Akademie, Linz/Middlesex University, London and Visiting professor at Jilin University and Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China. Dr Underdown studied Law and Oriental Studies in Australia, Belgium, Portugal and Germany and, in addition to academic appointments in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, has held research fellowships in the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, China and South Korea. He has ongoing research interests in law, history, philosophy, linguistics and management. He is admitted to the High Courts of Australia and New Zealand and has practised as both a solicitor and barrister, specialising in maritime law, port law and fisheries law, and was a Special Counsel at Clayton Utz. Michael is a member of maritime arbitration panels in China and Malaysia and has headed a multilateral trade facilitation project for UNDP.

Michael Underdown

This event will also be livestreamed, please register.