About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Topics in Admiralty and Maritime Law (Spring 2018)
- Course Number: LAW-855
- Class Number: 03624
- Instructor: Charles Donovan
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.
- 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
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