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LA4042 - Maritime Law

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

Australia is a maritime nation with a significant sea-faring history. It has a long coastline and jurisdiction over offshore islands and Antarctica, as well as offshore oil and gas fields. Most exports and imports are still carried by sea and the nation's ports are important contributors to the national and regional economies. The law relating to maritime activities is a mixture of customary law, contract law, tort law and international conventions. Maritime Law is also remarkably uniform throughout the world because it is based on commercial realities and extensive trading between maritime nations over centuries.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the place of Maritime Law within the broad context of commercial law and public international law;
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of the principles of Maritime Law and the relevant Australian legislation, Court Rules, Maritime Rules and international conventions;
  • apply the principles to practical legal issues;
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of relevant case law.
Prerequisites: LA1101 and LA1102

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Non-standard start/end 23-Jun-2014 to 11-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 07-Jul-2014 to 11-Aug-2014 (Teaching over two weeks: 7 - 18 July 2014)
Coord/Lect: Professor Stephen Graw, Dr Michael Underdown.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: drafting exercise (10%); assignments (30%); centrally-administered final exam (60%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Non-standard start/end 23-Jun-2014 to 11-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 07-Jul-2014 to 11-Aug-2014 (Teaching over two weeks: 7 - 18 July 2014)
Coord/Lect: Professor Stephen Graw, Dr Michael Underdown.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: drafting exercise (10%); assignments (30%); centrally-administered final exam (60%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.