The course covers the laws dealing with all aspects of ocean transportation as applied in the United States and, to a certain extent, in England and other jurisdictions. Students may, if they desire, supplement the classwork and final examination with a short paper designed to develop their techniques in researching the maritime laws of three countries. The course starts with considerations of the scope of admiralty jurisdiction and some of the procedural problems that are common to the resolution of disputes by admiralty courts and maritime arbitrators. The nature and availability of maritime liens and in rem rights are explored.
A major section of the course deals with agreements for carriage of goods by sea, including the allocation of risks for cargo damage as well as obligations to pay freight and general average. The regulation of shipping by the Federal Maritime Commission is touched upon. Another section involves collision, limitation of liability and salvage. Brief consideration is given to the mortgage of ships and the role played by the Maritime Administration. Finally, the course concludes with a brief look at seamen's rights and the peculiarities of maritime personal injury litigation. Considerable attention is paid throughout the course to the handling of various risks and liabilities by marine insurance.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
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