APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
NSA 2511 International Maritime Law |
Responsible for the course
Department of Accounting - Auditing and Law
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The course gives a thorough introduction to International Maritime Law and commonly used contracts in shipping. The students will learn about the national and international framework of shipping and how conventions and standard contracts are made and developed. The students will also learn the the importance of jurisdiction and applicable law clauses in contracts, as well as how contracts are negotiated and entered into. The course covers commonly used contracts dor chartering of vessels, transsportation of cargo and passengers and long term contracts. General contract law in shipping is covered, as well as mandatory and non-mandatory rules relating to shipowners' and charterers' liabilities. This includes liability for environmental damages, salvage, general average, cargo liability, salvage, collision, passenger liabilities and the general and specific limitation rules that apply to such liabilities.
The students will acquire an understanding of the rules relating to shipping, in particular:
The course will enable the students to identify and use the laws and regulations in order to:
The students will learn the complex legal nature of international shipping, and the particular rules that are common for many countries through international conventions. They will be able to reflect on a practical case and to solve it using relevant laws - and to form opinions about the use of limitation rules and environmental concerns relating to shipping. They will be able to understand and reflect on the importance of common international rules and regualtions as a tool for enhancing world trade.
Falkanger, Thor, Hans Jacob Bull and Lasse Brautaset. 2011. Scandinavian maritime law : the Norwegian perspective. 3rd ed. Universitetsforlaget. Chapters. 1,2,3,6,8,9,10,11,13,14,18,19,20. (Norwegian edition: "Innføring i sjørett")
Branch, Alan. 2007. Elements of shipping. 8th ed. Routledge
Learning process and workload
The course is conducted through a total of 45 hours of lectures, field trips and casework.
As a part of lectures assignments will be placed on It’s learning. Students are expected to be prepared for class by working with the assignments, as the lecturer will review these assignments in class. Feedback will also consist of the students comparing their solutions with the one that is explained by the lecturer.
Recommended workload in hours
A three-hour individual written examination concludes the course.
NSA 25111 - Written exam, counts 100% to obtain final grade in NSA 2511 International Maritime Law, 7.5 credits.
Examination support materials
The Norwegian Maritime Code and BI-approved exam calculator, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BA II Plus™
Support materials at written examinations are explained under exam information in our web-based Student Handbook. Please note use of calculator. http://www.bi.no/studiehandbok/hjelpemidler
At the next ordinary examination.
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