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Craig H. Allen
LAW B 563
Seattle Campus

Marine Law and Policy Seminar

Study and research in selected legal problems relating to ocean and coastal law, marine trade and transportation, marine resources, and protection of the marine environment. Students prepare and present a research paper and critique papers prepared by other students. Prerequisite: LAW B 561, LAW B 565.

Class description

This two-quarter long, 4 credit hour seminar provides an opportunity for research and study in selected legal and policy issues relating to coastal and marine resources, protection of the marine environment and marine trade and transportation. In 2014, the seminar will begin with a survey of International Law of the Sea (to complement classes in Ocean and Coastal Law and Admiralty and Maritime Law).

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Class assignments and grading

Most students will complete a single research paper for presentation to the seminar. Completed research papers satisfy the advanced writing requirement for J.D. students. In lieu of the single research paper, selected students who will not be taking the seminar to satisfy their J.D. advance writing requirement may elect to write three shorter (8-10 page) papers on topics selected from a list compiled by the instructor. Please see the instructor not later than the second week of the seminar if you wish to elect this option.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Craig H. Allen
Date: 12/30/2013