The Lost Poems of Cangjie (Sebastopol, CA: Risk Press, 2016)

Tadich Grill: The Story of San Francisco’s Oldest Restaurant (Ten Speed Press, 2002)

Surveying the Courtroom (2d ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1999)

Falsework (Brightlingsea, England: Technographics Press, 1998)

Reports of the Special Masters in the Submerged Lands Cases (Landmark Press, 1993)

Surveying the Courtroom (Landmark Press, 1984)

Four books in preparation.



A Remembrance of Stefan A. Riesenfeld, Ch. 17 in Science, Technology and New Challenges of Ocean Law, H. Scheiber et al., eds. (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2015), p. 453

The Real Needleman on Mortgages, on Law of the Sea, and Much More, Law of the Sea Institute (2013)

(With Peter Prows), The Role of Islands in the Generation of Boundaries at Sea in The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction, (Schofield, Lee, Kwon eds., Law of the Sea Institute 2013)

(With Reinhard E. Flick of Scripps Institution of Oceanography), et al., “Flooding” Versus “Inundation,” 93 EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 38 (September 18, 2012)

The Great Martini Fraud, Argonaut, (Warren Hinckle, ed.) vol. xxviii, no. 4537 (November 2011)

John Briscoe & Peter Prows, The U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Turns 27, and American Ratification Is Not in Sight – Still, 1 Berkeley J. Int’l L. Publicist 18 (2009)

Garret McEnerney: California’s Greatest Lawyer?, 15 The Argonaut, Journal of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society 1 (Summer 2004)

The Aboriginal Land Title of the Native People of Guam, 26 University of Hawai’i Law Review 1 (Winter 2003)

A Life of Law and Letters – Louis F. Claiborne, 1927-1999, XXIII The Supreme Court Historical Society Quarterly 3 (2002)

Iraq’s Defilement of the Gulf Environment, and the Damages Awards To Come, in Proceedings of the Twenty Third Annual Conference, Current Maritime Issues and the International Maritime Organization, London, England (January 7, 1999)

The Division of America’s Offshore Zones Between Nation and State, presented at conference, Implications of Entry into Force of the Law of the Sea Convention for U.S. Ocean Governance, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (January 9-11, 1995), published in Implications of Entry into Force of the Law of the Sea Convention for U.S. Ocean Governance, The Ocean Governance Study Group, University of Hawaii (April 1995)

Wetlands and Ex-Wetlands in California: The Perils of Insuring Their Titles, in Title Insurance, Real Estate Law and Practice (Course Handbook Series, No. N-412, 1995)

The Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts – Reform is in Sight (But of What Kind?), San Francisco Business Times (January 24, 1992)

The Effect of President Reagan’s 12-Mile Territorial Sea Proclamation on the Boundaries and Extra-Territorial Powers of the Coastal States, University of California (1991), reprinted in 2 Territorial Sea Journal 225 (1992)

Book Review, The Juridical Bay by Gail Westerman, 20 Ocean Development and International Law (1989)

America’s Offshore Zones, Western Legislative Conference Ocean Resources Committee, Monterey, California (November 11, 1989)

Islands in Maritime Boundary Delimitation, 7 Ocean Yearbook (1988)

The Use of Islands in Maritime Boundary Delimitation, in Rights to Oceanic Resources (Dallmeyer and DeVorsey eds.), Dean Rusk Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Georgia (1989) (based on paper presented at a symposium held at the Center on May 2, 1987)

Federal-State Offshore Boundary Disputes: The State Perspective, in The Developing Order of the Oceans, (Krueger and Riesenfeld eds., Law of the Sea Institute 1985)

Seabed Mineral Discoveries Within National Jurisdiction and the Future of the Law of the Sea, 18 University of San Francisco Law Review 433 (1984)

Delimitation Questions in United States v. California (1980), 25 Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law 203 (1983)

Developing Sites Near Water: Running a Government Gauntlet, Journal of the Industrial Development Research Council 27 (March/April 1983)

The Use of Tidal Datums in the Law, 43 Surveying and Mapping 115 (1983)

An Introduction to Civil Procedure and Evidence for the Land Surveyor, 73 Bulletin of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping 27 (1981)

Legal Problems of Tidal Marshes, in San Francisco Bay: The Urbanized Estuary, The Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1979)

Gion After Seven Years: Revolution of Evolution?, 53 Los Angeles Bar Journal 207 (1977)

Reidel, 37 Photographs and Luros: The Disinterring of Roth, 6 University of San Francisco Law Review 399 (1972)