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LAWS6849 - Commercial Maritime Law
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 109
Prohibitions: LAWS6137
Teacher/Coordinator: Adj Prof James Allsop, Mr Drew James, Mr Peter McQueen

Classes: Sep 6, 7 & 13, 14 (9-5)

Assessment: 2.5hr exam (60%), 3500wd essay (40%)

Textbooks: Tetley, W International Maritime and Admiralty Law (International Shipping Publications, Editious Yvon Blais - Thomson)
The unit is designed as a detailed study of maritime law from what might be said to be a commercial law, as opposed to a public law, perspective. The nature of the business of shipping and related activities are examined by reference to fundamental commercial arrangements and relationships - the business of shipping, ownership and deployment of ships, chartering and use of ships, carriage of goods by sea and limitation of liability. The unit will provide a detailed introduction to these areas as a foundation for practice in Australia and overseas and as a basis for further academic research. The core topics of the unit will be the law of charterparties and the carriage of goods by sea. A constant theme of the unit will be the international character of the commercial relationships involved and the importance of private and international law considerations at all times. Whenever possible, relevant comparative law analysis will be discussed.
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