Since the subject is offered to all sudents (mainly EU citizens), who study at our School of Law through the Erasmus Programme, there are no official prerequisites regarding the kind of subjects they have already taken at their home Universities. However, due to the fact that Maritime Law -at least the part of it that is taught in the context of this class- is mainly based on Private Law, it is higly recommended for students, who have already acquired solid knowledge on this area of Law (mainly, on Genaral Principles of Civil Law, Law of Contracts and Obligations, Torts).
Course Content (Syllabus)
Following an introduction into basic concepts of maritime law, the main focus of the course is in the law governing the sea carrier’s liability, as set forth in particular in the Hague-Visby Rules (with reference to more modern systems of rules as well, which however have not dominated yet: Hamburg Rules, Rotterdam Rules).
Moreover, the course will cover maritime credit (simple and preferred ship mortgage, as well as the connected issue of maritime liens), the limitation of liability from maritime claims under the 1976 London Convention, and the rules on salvage and general average.
sea carrier liability, maritime credit, salvage, general average