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Shipping Law (LLB339)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description The unit considers the complex matrix created by custom, principles of common law (such as tort, contract and bailment) and civil law, international conventions and the laws of individual nations in governing this important area of commercial trade.
Maritime law is an international field of law and its broad principles are similar across jurisdictions, particularly common law jurisdictions. Therefore students interested in practising in an international area of law, or working in jurisdictions other than Australia, would benefit from studying this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the business of shipping and its legal regulation as a matter of international law;
2. differentiate between different types of charterparties and contracts for the carriage of goods by sea;
3. apply knowledge to determine the likely outcome of disputes concerning carriage of goods by sea;
4. identify and explain the liabilities that a ship may incur by reason of a range of different activities or events; and how a shipowner may be permitted to limit its liability; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the court's jurisdiction of Admiralty, its features and constraints;
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week x 8 weeks.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Some lecture time will be devoted to working through fact scenarios, problem solving and discussion of homework. Moodle will be used to support learning by delivery of lecture materials, and primary and secondary sources relevant to the topics.
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB and completion of LAW260/LLB260 Contract Law
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW339 Shipping Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Professor Kate Lewins

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2972
e: k.lewins@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.026 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Professor Kate Lewins

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2972
e: k.lewins@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.026 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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