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Fall 2020

Course Description
A study of legal issues arising in the maritime and recreational boating industry, including admiralty jurisdiction, maritime liens, salvage, cargo, carriage of goods by sea, charter parties, general average, the rights of seamen and maritime workers, collision and limitation of liability.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   M  8:00 AM-9:40 AM F209
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   W  9:00 AM-9:50 AM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Blended (part residential and part online)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Admiralty - Basic
Environment & Natural Resources - Related
Government & Regulation - Related
Litigation - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Cases and Materials on Admiralty
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Sharpe, Sharpe, and Winship
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 6th
    ISBN: 9781634593052
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please read chapter 1, Sections A and B of the course textbook for discussion during the first class meeting. Syllabus will be available closer to the start of the semester and will be distributed via email to students.

    Cases and Materials on Admiralty, by Sharpe, Sharpe, and Winship (6th ed.)

    Additional Information:
    Course is blended (part residential, part online) and will meet in-person on Mondays from 8am to 9:40am. Wednesday class sessions will be held virtually via Zoom from 9am to 9:50am.



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