University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2018

Course Description
The sea covers two-thirds of our planet. Who owns it? Who may use it? Who may extract its resources? Who has the duty to protect it? What is the impact of global warming and rising sea levels? This course examines the history and content of the international law of the sea, and the policies that inform it. We will consider the use of the sea for security, economic, and other purposes, including navigation, overflight, telecommunications, fishing, oil and gas extraction, hard mineral mining, research, intelligence, treasure hunting, migration, smuggling, piracy, terrorism, and law enforcement. In doing so, we will focus on how jurisdiction and control over these activities is allocated among the nations of the world individually and collectively, on the substantive and geographic limits on such jurisdiction and control, on the powers and functions of regional and global international organizations with respect to regulation of activities at sea, and on the duties that accompany the rights of states to use and regulate the use of the sea, notably the duties to protect human life, safety, and the marine environment, to have due regard to the interests of other nations in the use of the sea, to respect human rights, and to settle international disputes peacefully.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-16-2018 - 04-25-2018   TR  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F200

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: International Law is recommended but not required.
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: There will be a final examination. Students may make arrangements with the instructor to do a research paper for an additional credit.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Admiralty - Basic
Environment & Natural Resources - Specialized
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2293
Office: G464