Admiralty Law

We shall consider admiralty jurisdiction and procedure, maritime liens, ship collisions, and claims for damage to cargo, including the current efforts to draft a new international convention on claims for damage to cargo. Time permitting, we shall consider liability for maritime oil pollution. You will not be required to buy a coursebook. I have prepared a set of materials that will be distributed free of charge in a digital format. We shall work through a series of problems, supplemented by occasional lectures. Some of the problems will require a limited amount of legal research. A smaller number of the problems will call for you to prepare a short memo (4-6 pages). By its nature, admiralty law deals with transnational legal problems, and this course will emphasize those transnational aspects. Final examination.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 690
Practice Areas: Commercial Practice AreaInternational Law Practice AreaProperty Practice AreaTort Law Practice Area

Course History

Fall 2013
Title: Admiralty Law
Faculty: Theis, William (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 7

Fall 2011
Title: Admiralty Law
Faculty: Theis, William (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 17