Maritime Law

With the enormous volume of goods flowing back and forth between countries across all oceans of the world, there is ample opportunity for accidents, financial losses and inevitably, lawsuits to keep maritime lawyers employed forever.

In fact, Maritime law, or Admiralty law, encompasses the following areas:

  • Rights of seaman longshoremen and passengers
  • Collisions and allusions;
  • Responsibility for cargo loss and damage
  • Bills of Lading
  • Marine Pollution
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Towage and Pilotage
  • Marine Insurance
  • General Average
  • Salvage and finds
  • Maritime liens and attachments

Maritime law is an interesting and unique body of law that dates back to the earliest days of maritime commerce. For those with an interest in pursuing a career in this exciting part of the marine industry there is of course one obstacle, law school. Fortunately, there are many law schools throughout the country specializing in marine law. Below is a listing of several colleges with maritime law programs.

Tulane University
Roger Williams
University of Virginia

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