Professor Burke authored and co-authored many articles in law reviews and journals on ocean-related topics. The following list is organized from the earliest to the latest.
Myres S. McDougal & William T. Burke, Crisis in the Law of the Sea: Community Perspectives Versus National Egoism, 67 Yale L. J. 539-89 (1958).
Myres S. McDougal & William T. Burke, Community Interest in a Narrow Territorial Sea Inclusive Versus Exclusive Competence Over the Oceans, 45 Cornell L. Q. 171-253 (1960).
Myres S. McDougal, William T. Burke & Ivan A. Vlasic, The Maintenance of Public Order at Sea and the Nationality of Ships, 54 Am. J. Int'l L. 25-116 (1960).
Myres S. McDougal & William T. Burke, Claims to Authority over the Territorial Sea, 1 Phil. Int'l L. J. 29-137 (1962).
Law of the Sea, 1967 Oceanology Y.B. 57 (1966).
Aspects of Internal Decision-Making Processes in Intergovernmental Fishery Commissions, 43 Wash. L. Rev. 115-178 (1967).
A Negative View of a Proposal for United Nations Ownership of Ocean Mineral Resources, 1 Nat. Resources Law. 42-62 (1968).
Law of the Sea, 1969 Oceanology Int'l Y.B. & Directory 38 (1968).
A Contemporary Legal Problem in Ocean Development, 3 Int'l L. 536-59 (1969).
Law, Science, and the Ocean, 3 Nat. Resources Law. 195-226 (1970).
UN Actions Bode Ill for Orderly Ocean Development, 11 Undersea Tech. 43-44, 66 (1970).
Comments on Current International Issues Relating to the Law of the Sea, 4 Nat. Resources Law. 660-67 (1971).
Contemporary Law of the Sea: Transportation, Communication and Flight, 2 Yale Stud. World Pub. Ord. 183-284 (1976).
Submerged Passage Through Straits: Interpretations of the Proposed Law of the Sea Treaty Text, 52 Wash. L. Rev. 193-226 (1977).
Recapture of Economic Rent under the FCMA: Sections 303-304 on Permits and Fees, 52 Wash. L. Rev. 681-700 (1977).
Who Goes Where, When, and How: International Law of the Sea for Transportation, 31 Int’l Org. 267-90 (1977).
Critical Changes in the Law of the Sea, 15 Columbia J. World. Bus. 17-21 (1980).
National Legislation on Ocean Authority Zones and the Contemporary Law of the Sea, 9 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 289-322 (1981).
U.S. Fishery Management and the New Law of the Sea, 76 Am. J. Int'l L. 24-55 (1982).
Exclusive Fisheries Zones and Freedom of Navigation, 20 San Diego L. Rev. 595-624 (1983).
The Law of the Sea Convention Provisions on Conditions of Access to Fisheries Subject to National Jurisdiction, 63 Or. L. Rev. 73-120 (1984).
Highly Migratory Species in the New Law of the Sea, 14 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 273-314 (1984).
Changes Made in the Rules of Navigation and Maritime Trade by the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, 18 Proc. L. of the Sea Inst. Ann. Conference 662-77 (1984).
Coastal State Fishery Regulation under International Law: A Comment on the La Bretagne Award of July 17, 1986 (The Arbitration between Canada and France), 25 San Diego L. Rev. 495-534 (1988).
Fishing in the Bering Sea Donut: Straddling Stocks and the New International Law of Fisheries, 16 Ecology L.Q. 285-310 (1989).
Customary Law of the Sea: Advocacy or Disinterested Scholarship?, 14 Yale J. Int'l L.508-27 (1989).
Pressures on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 Arising from New Fisheries Conflicts: The Problem of Straddling Stocks, 20 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 343-57 (1989).
Driftnets and Nodules: Where Goes the United States?, 21 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 237-40 (1989).
Edward L. Miles & William T. Burke, Pressures on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 Arising from New Fisheries Conflicts: The Problem of Straddling Stocks, 20 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 343-57 (1989).
Regulation of Driftnet Fishing on the High Seas and the New International Law of the Sea, 3 Geo. Int'l Envtl. L. Rev. 265-310 (1990).
Anadromous Species and the New International Law of the Sea, 22 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 950131 (1991).
UNCED and the Oceans, 17 Marine Pol'y 519 (1993).
William T. Burke, Mark Freeberg & Edward L. Miles, United Nations Resolutions on Driftnet Fishing: An Unsustainable Precedent for High Seas and Coastal Fisheries Management, 25 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 127-86 (1994).
Implications for Fisheries Management of U.S. Acceptance of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, 89 Am. J. Int'l L. 792-806 (1995).
Memorandum of Opinion on the Legality of the Designation of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary by the IWC, 27 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 315-26 (1996).
Legal Aspects of the IWC Decision on the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, 28 Ocean Dev. & Int'l L. 313-27 (1997).
Recent Decisions on International Fisheries Governance, 6 Willamette J. Int'l L. & Dis. Res. 15-28 (1998).
William Aron & William Burke, Flouting the Convention, Atlantic, May 1999, at 22-29.
William Aron, William T. Burke & Milton M.R. Freeman, The Whaling Issue, 24 Marine Pol'y 179-91 (2000).