Manuel Sosa-Báez


Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 6, 1974; admitted to bar, 2002, Puerto Rico; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; and, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico. Admited to bar, 2013, United States Court for International Trade. Lecturer on Federal Jurisdiction, 2013- present; Adjunct Professor of Maritime Law, University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, 2005-10; Visiting Professor of Maritime Law, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, School of Law, Summer 2005; Speaker on Maritime Law and Legislation at Ship Operations Cooperative Program’s Meeting, June 22-24, 2004;Author of Puerto Rico Clings to the Uniformity of General Maritime Law, 2 Benedict’s Mar. Bull. 257 (3d Quarter 2004).

EDUCATION: University of Puerto Rico (B.A., 1997); Tulane University School of Law (J.D. and Admiralty Certificate, 2001); Tulane University Graduate School (M.A. in Political Science and International Relations, 2001); Senior Board Member Tulane Maritime Law Journal.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES: Rodríguez v. Hoyos, 2008 AMC 891 (D.P.R. 2008); Kunkel v. Motor Sport, Inc., 349 F. Supp. 2d 198, 2004 AMC 1600 (D.P.R. 2004); Pan American Grain Mfg. Co. v. Puerto Rico Ports Auth., 295 F.3d 108, 2002 AMC 1988 (1st Cir. 2002).

LANGUAGES: Spanish and English.