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Carriage of Goods by Sea
Last Updated Date:   30 June 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This course will focus on the different transport documents which are used in contracts for the carriage of goods by sea. This will include bills of lading, sea waybills and delivery orders. The course will examine the rights and liabilities of the parties to such contracts, including the shipowner, the charterer, the cargo owner, the lawful holder of the bill of lading etc. Major international conventions on carriage of goods, such as the Hague and Hague-Visby Rules, the Hamburg Rules, and the Rotterdam Rules will also be examined.


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Course Convenor: Prof Stephen D Girvin

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4008AV / LL5008AV / LL6008AV / LC5204AV / LCD5204AV / LLJ5008AV

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: LLM/GDMLA/LLB:
Class Participation - 10%; Research Paper (incl 2,500 word paper) - 20% [Release on 2 Sep (end of Week 4), due on 7 Oct (Week 8)] & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 70% [Release: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 (4pm); Due: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 (10pm)]

Preclusions: LL4008/LL5008/LL6008 Carriage of Goods By Sea [Read before AY11/12]

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

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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