LAWS6253 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 are also 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 presentation 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.
- Unit Outline
- Non-standard teaching period [TS-Y-8_2019]
- Teaching dates for this unit are as follows: Monday 16 to Saturday 21 October 2017. Refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
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