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2017/2018  BA-BISHO1003U  Maritime Law

English Title
Maritime Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Spring, Fourth Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Shipping and Trade
Course coordinator
  • Kim Østergaard - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
Last updated on 12-02-2018

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: At the end of the course, the students must be able to:
  • • Understand the legal aspect of shipping in respect of maritime contracts and tort law
  • • Describe the general legal setting of the international shipping industry in respect of shipping contracts and tort matters
  • • Identify and explain common legal problems in the international shipping industry and to solve such contractual and non-contractual disputes
  • • Explain commonly used standard contracts such as Bills of Ladings and Charter Parties
  • • Apply the relevant laws/instruments applicable to a tort dispute involving maritime key-actors such as ship-owners, carriers, governmental and inter-governmental authorities
Maritime Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

To be announced

Teaching methods
Lectures as well as group Work
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given in class for group work and at the exam for the oral examination
Student workload
Lectures 37 hours
Presentations 5 hours
Paper 20 hours
Preparation 144 hours
Expected literature

To be announced on LEARN, but most likely:

  • Textbook: Yvonne Baatz et al, Maritime Law, 2nd ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2011
  • Materials: Martin Dockray, Cases & Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 3rd ed, Routledge-Cavendish, 2004
Last updated on 12-02-2018