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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Topics in Admiralty and Maritime Law (Spring 2018)

Course Description

The course will be taught in nine three-hour segments and conclude several weeks before the end of the semester.

The course will examine the law governing ocean shipping - by which over 99% of the world’s trade moves.  It will cover: admiralty jurisdiction and procedure; carriage of goods; marine finance, maritime liens; injury to crew, passengers and longshore workers; chartering; collision; salvage and general average; maritime environmental law; and vessel owner’s limitation of liability.  At the last class, students will receive an open-book, take-home examination, with a word limit, but no time limit, which they must return within one week.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 2
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: M 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm
  • Room Number: Ackerman Courtroom - Room 107
  • Exam: Take-home exam
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
  • Participation: Graded but not required