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Admiralty Law (LLB355)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description Admiralty law is an old, unique and international type of commercial law with continuing relevance. This unit deals with the liability of ships covering a range of types of liability such as salvage, collisions, liability to passengers, towage and marine pollution. It will deal with enforcement of admiralty claims, including maritime liens, admiralty procedures ('in rem' and arrest of vessels), and shipowners' right to limit liability. The unit will be useful to those interested in international commercial trade or shipping law.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week.
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 I units in the LLB, and LLB260/LAW260 Contract Law.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW355 Admiralty Law may no 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

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t: 9360 2972
e: k.lewins@murdoch.edu.au
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