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2022/2023  BA-BISHO1003U  Maritime Law

English Title
Maritime Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory (also offered as elective)
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
  • Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen - Department of Business Humanities and Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 01-07-2022

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Learning objectives
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
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Duration 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-point grading 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, structure and pedagogical approach

To be announced

Description of the 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
Last updated on 01-07-2022