Craig H. Allen
LAW B 561
Coverage in the 3 hour course includes an introduction to international law and legal process, maritime baselines, vessel navigation rights and obligations on the high seas and in coastal waters, conservation and management of living and non-living resources, vessel source pollution and ocean dumping regimes, rights and obligations of marine scientific researchers and international dispute resolution procedures. Emphasis will be on the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and customary international law.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This class combines lectures by the instructor with in-class analysis and discussion of problems by students.
Open to law students, School of Marine Affairs graduate students and to other graduate students by permission. Note: J.D. and LL.M. students must enroll in the course under Law B 561. All other students enroll under SMA 506.
Class assignments and grading
Final grades will be based on student performance as an “expert” during one of the Class Problems and a comprehensive final examination.