Mar 04, 2024  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Law Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAW 7020 - Admiralty.


2 to 3 Credit Hours

Description
This is an elective course. The study of federal admiralty and maritime jurisdiction (U.S. Constitution, Art. III, Sec.2) including the practice and procedure of federal courts in admiralty cases and state courts under the “saving to suitors” clause (28 U.S.C. sec 1333). The course surveys the substantive law applicable to admiralty and maritime matters including international law-treaties and conventions, conflict of laws rules, and federal laws dealing with the topics of maritime liens and ship mortgages, charter parties, carriage of goods, remedies for personal injury and wrongful death for injured seamen and maritime workers (including the Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act), collision, salvage, general average contribution, marine insurance, and limitation of shipowner’s liability. When possible, the class will tour the Georgia Ports Authority terminals in Savannah, Georgia, during the semester.



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