MARITIME LAW

Course Information
TitleMARITIME LAW / MARITIME LAW
CodeΕΡ017
FacultyLaw
SchoolLaw
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Psaroudakis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001262

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationExchangeWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600189307
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
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).
Learning Outcomes
Students are familiarized with maritime law, in particularly with its rules that are internationally uniform.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
Keywords
sea carrier liability, maritime credit, salvage, general average
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • case law
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Exams
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Written or oral examination on essay and problem questions from the whole syllabus of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Christopher Hill, Maritime Law, 6th edn., 2003
Last Update
01-05-2020