The Newlin Collection on Oceans Law and Policy is a distinct collection within the University of Virginia Law School Library, and was named after A. Chauncy Newlin, who, as Vice-President of the Doherty Foundation, played a critical role in the development of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy.
The collection is the largest of its type, consisting of over 18,000 volumes and unique manuscripts and other archival collections. The latter include more than 240,000 documents, many unpublished, pertaining to the United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea. Holdings include both contemporary and historical materials, and cover the wide range of topics that maritime law addresses: the law of the sea, maritime transportation, preservation of the marine environment, management of aquatic species, admiralty law, insurance, the work of international maritime organizations and associations, coastal zone management, labor law, and ocean management in general. Materials in all languages and formats are acquired, with the bulk of the collection in English or Western European languages.
Access to the collection is available to researchers at no charge. For additional information, please contact Xinh Luu, International Law Librarian, University of Virginia Law Library, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1789.