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Spring 2014
5397 Advanced Maritime Law - WINTON- 23711

Professor(s): James Winton (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 7:30a-9:00a  TTh  Location: BLB-213 

Course Outline: The advanced general maritime law course will focus on maritime jurisdiction—federal and state, maritime contracts, maritime torts, maritime liens, collisions, cargo claims, ship claims for damage caused by cargo, marine insurance, Protection and Indemnity Clubs, limitation of liability, general average, salvage, classification societies, jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard and other aspects of maritime law. This course will not address injury or death claims by or on behalf of seaman, longshore or harbor workers, or other mariners or non-mariners, all of which are the subjects of their own advanced maritime law course. The basic general maritime law course is NOT a pre-requisite to be eligible to take this course. There will be a single exam given at the end of the semester which will be a closed book exam composed of essays and, perhaps, short answer questions

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: This course is different from "Admiralty."  


First Day Assignments: pages 891 – 937 & 1 – 30 of the casebook, Frank L. Maraist, et al., Cases and Materials on Maritime Law (second ed.). There will be additional cases handed out on CD during the class that will supplement the case book.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/07 6-9pm  111 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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