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LLM Maritime Law

Course Description


Maritime law is a complex and fascinating specialised area of law. It brings together many aspects of law (e.g. contract, tort, bailment, agency) together with a plethora of international conventions attempting to harmonise the legal arrangements between states in order to facilitate trade and reduce conflict. Taught by internationally renowned experts, the LLM Maritime Law develops the skillset required to advise, litigate and negotiate based on the rules of admiralty, international trade, marine insurance, carriage of goods by sea and air, ship sale, purchase and finance, marine environmental law, dispute resolution and the public international law of the sea.


Admiralty Law; Carriage by Air; Carriage of Goods by Sea; Commercial Conflicts of Laws and International Litigation; Ship Finance (half option); The Law of Ship Sale & Purchase (half option); Corporate Governance of Boards (half option); Corporate Governance – Shareholders’ Rights (half option); EU Competition Law; Insurance Law; International Commercial Arbitration; International Law of the Sea; Fundamentals of Public International Law (half option); Dispute Settlements in International Law (half option); International Trade Law; IT Law and Public Policy; International Marine and European Environmental (Liability) Law; Marine Insurance; World Trade Organization Law and Regional Economic Integration

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(Student Profile)

Charlotte Peignon

2425.jpg “My choice of the University of Southampton was carefully considered. After gathering advice from people working in the same field, it has become obvious that the Southampton Law School provides high quality training, mainly because of the excellent reputation achieved by the LLM”


Entry Requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in law (or degreewith a substantive legal component) from an approved university; other qualifications and experience considered.

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