Joseph C. Sweeney joined the Journal's Editorial Board in 1969. A professor of law at Fordham University in New York City, he is the author of numerous articles on maritime law and co-author of the treatise The Law of Marine Collision (1998) (with Nicholas J. Healy). Prior to joining the Fordham faculty, he was an associate with the New York City law firm of Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens. Professor Sweeney holds an A.B. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Boston University, and an LL.M. from Columbia University. He retired from the Naval Reserve as Captain, JAGC (1957-93).