Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Dr. Samuel P. Menefee

Title: Lawyer, Academic

Company: University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States


  • American Bar Association (Law of Sea Steering Committee, 1996-1999) (Maritime Terrorism and Piracy (Chairman, Law of Sea Committee, Subcommittee on Naval Warfare, 1989-Present) (Vice Chairman, Marine Resources Committee 1987-1990) (Working Group on Terrorism)
  • American Folklore Society
  • American Historical Society
  • Arctic Institute of Northern America
  • Christian Aid Mission
  • Egypt Exploration Society
  • Fence Club
  • International Association Research on Peasant Diaries
  • International Law Association (Chairman, American Branch Committee on Law of Sea, 1996-2001) (Co-Chairman, American Branch Committee on Law of Sea, 1996-2001) (Rapporteur, American Branch Committee EEZ, 1988-1990) (Rapporteur, American Branch Committee on Maritime Neutrality, 1992) (Rapporteur, Joint International Working Group on Uniformity of Law of Piracy 1998-2001)
  • International Studies Association
  • Leander Club
  • Marine Technology Society (Chairman, Marine Security Committee, 1991-2004)
  • Maritime International Committee, ASIS International
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Chair, Working Group of Piracy, 1992-2003) (Chairman, Committee of International Law of Sea, 1999-2003) (Chairman, Subcommittee on Law of Sea, 1988-1991) (Committee Member, Subcommittee on Law of Sea, 1988-1991) (Proctor, Subcommittee on Law of Sea, 1988-1991) (United Nations Educational Study Group, 1998-Present) (Vice Chairman, Committee of International Law of Sea, 1991-1999)
  • Mory’s Association
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Navy League of the United States
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society
  • Oxford and Cambridge Club
  • Paul Morphy Chess Club
  • Pendennis Club
  • Round Table Club of New Orleans
  • Royal African Society
  • Royal Anthropological Institute, Fellow
  • Royal Asiatic Society
  • Royal Geographic Society
  • Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • RSAI
  • Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Committee Member
  • The American Anthropological Association
  • The American Society of International Law
  • The Cambridge Union
  • The Elizabethan Club
  • The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society
  • The Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • The Royal Celtic Society
  • The Society for Nautical Research
  • The Society for the History of Discoveries
  • The University of Virginia Alumni Association, Raven Society
  • The Yale Political Union
  • United Nations (Observer, Convention on Law of Sea Meeting of States Parties, 1996)
  • United States Naval Institute
  • Yale Club New York City


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Inductee Top Professional of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021, 2020, 2017)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Recipient, Piracy Reporting Center Fellowship, Kuala Lumpur (1993-Present)
  • Recipient, IMB Fellowship, Interstate Commerce Commission, International Maritime Bureau, Interstate Commerce Commission (1991-Present)
  • Recipient, Huntington Fellowship, The Mariners’ Museum and Park (1997)
  • Recipient, Cosmos Fellowship, School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh (1991-1992)
  • Recipient, Katharine Briggs Prize, American Folklore Society (1992)
  • Recipient, Rhodes Scholarship, Yale University (1972)
  • Scholar of House Fellowship, Yale University (1972)
  • Recipient, Bates Traveling Fellowship, Yale University (1971)

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