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Aviation Law & Policy
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course provides an insight into international civil aviation and the legal and regulatory issues facing airlines, governments and the common passenger. Issues raised include public air law and policy, private air law, aviation security, climate change and aviation, and of course, the unprecedented coronavirus crisis that is decimating the airline industry. Emphasis will be placed on issues relevant to Singapore and Asia, given Singapore's status as a major aviation hub and the exponential growth of the industry in the Asia-Pacific. Topics to be discussed include the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, bilateral air services agreements, aircraft safety, terrorism and aviation security, and air carrier liability for death or injury to passengers. Competition or antitrust law issues in the industry will also be analysed, alongside business strategies such as code-sharing, frequent flier schemes and airline alliances. The severe competitive environment introduced by weakening economies, war and terrorism and of course, the COVID-19 pandemic, will also be discussed. This course is relevant for individuals who are keen on air travel and/or interested in joining the aviation industry, governments/civil aviation authorities or law firms with an aviation practice.

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Course Convenor: Prof Tan Khee Jin, Alan

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4004V / LL5004V / LL6004V / LLJ5004V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Written Memo Assignment + Class Participation - 20% & Final Exam - 80%

Preclusions: Nil

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

Examination Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021 (PM)

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