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Course in International Maritime Law

Course in International Maritime Law

Middlesex University Dubai invites legal professionals with an interest in shipping and maritime law to attend an 8-weeks course on international maritime law developed by Middlesex University and taught by distinguished legal experts in the field of shipping law in the region. The course offers 8 CLPD points.

Aims of the course

This course is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding and knowledge of international commercial maritime law. Maritime law mainly consists of two parts, namely carriage of goods by sea, and the law governing maritime causalities and their aftermath (collision, oil pollution, salvage and general average, etc.). Carriage of goods by sea is concerned with the transit of the goods from the port of shipment to the port of destination in an international transaction. The module will focus our discussion on the topic of carriage of goods by sea, because this is very closely related to international trade.

The course aims to deepen students’ understanding of carriage of goods by sea and international trade in the context of relevant English Law principles and applicable international rules. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the significance of the legal issues in their commercial, environmental and political context, and critically assess current research and practices by reference to appropriate primary and secondary sources.


The course covers the following topics:

  • Documentation - Bills of Lading
  • The Employment of a Ship: Introduction to Charterparties
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea: Common Carrier
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea: The Hague-Visby Rules
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea: The Hamburg Rules
  • Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partially by Sea: The Rotterdam Rules

Learning and Teaching Strategies

The module will be delivered through interactive lectures held weekly within a two hour timetabled slot, during which participants will be provided with an interactive exploration of international commercial and maritime law and relevant cases.

Prior to each session, students will be given preliminary directed reading and will be expected to prepare for the lectures and participate in the discussions, where appropriate.

Course timetable:

The course will start on Monday 29 January 2018 and will be completed by 9 April 2018.

Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Location: Middlesex University Dubai Campus in Knowledge Park, Block 19, Room 112.


Participants who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion by the Centre of Innovation and Excellence of Middlesex University Dubai. Lawyers will get 8 CLPD points.


The fees for the full course is 2500 AED. Registrations are open until Thursday 25 January 2018.

Course in International Maritime Law MDXDubai

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