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Admiralty Law & Practice
Last Updated Date:   3 June 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course will introduce the various concepts relating to the admiralty action in rem, which is the primary means by which a maritime claim is enforced. Topics will include: the nature of an action in rem; the subject matter of admiralty jurisdiction; the invocation of admiralty jurisdiction involving the arrest of offending and sister ships; the procedure for the arrest of ships; liens encountered in admiralty practice: statutory, maritime and possessory liens; the priorities governing maritime claims; and time bars and limitations.

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Course Convenor: A/P Paul Myburgh

Co-teacher(s): Adjunct Prof Neale R Gregson

Module Codes: LL4002V / LL5002V / LLD5002V / LL6002V / LLJ5002V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: LLM/GDMLA/LLB: Class Participation - 10%; Mini-moot - 20% (incl 2000 word paper)[to be released before recess wk & provisionally scheduled for either Wk 10 OR Wk 11] & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 70% [Release: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 (9am); Due: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 (3pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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