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Fall 2020
5397 Admiralty, Maritime Commerce - WINTON- 24436

Professor(s): James Winton (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: CANCELLED    Location:  

Course Outline: This course will cover the general maritime law of commerce, including: maritime jurisdiction (in rem, quasi in rem and in personam) and the interplay between state and federal jurisdiction under the Savings to Suitors Clause, maritime procedure and substantive maritime law including contracts, torts (other than personal injury & wrongful death), collisions, cargo, limitation of liability, insurance, maritime liens, tugs, towage, pilotage and salvage. Whether or not one ever anticipates practicing maritime law to any great extent, the intent is that the student will come away with a much better understanding of federal jurisdiction and its impact on litigation practice generally.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   The Law Center will record class sessions with audio and video for the sole and limited educational purpose of allowing students later access to review classroom discussions. Any recordings created will be deleted and destroyed shortly after the final exam for the class. Your contributions to class discussion, whether voluntary or while on call, will be included only in the audio component of the recording, unless you were to go to the whiteboard, which is not anticipated. Your continued registration in this class indicates your acquiescence to any such incidental recording for the purposes described above.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/15 6-9pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: