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Fall 2021
5377 Admiralty, Maritime Commerce - WINTON- 27108

Professor(s): James Winton (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  TTH  Location: 113  BLB

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:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/09 6pm-9pm  213 BLB    

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: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (4/5/2021 10:12:25 PM)

Book(s) Required

Sharpe, Sharpe & Winship
Cases and Materials on Admiralty
6th edition or newest