LAWS5253 International Shipping Law
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit covers the basic principles of shipping goods commercially under a sales contract. It focuses on the carriage of goods by sea, but also considers other forms of transportation including multimodal transportation. The main regulatory framework examined is the Hague–Visby Rules, as applied in Australia and other contracting states, but competing international frameworks for shipping is covered in a comparative context (Hamburg, Hague, Rotterdam).
- Students are able to (1) identify, describe and interpret the basic principles of the rules of carriage and the role of the carrier in a commercial context and (2) critically evaluate the regulations of the Hague–Visby Rules to carriage of goods by sea.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial work and (2) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Bruno Zeller
- Contact hours
- Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 18 to Friday 22 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
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