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The University of Southampton
Institute of Maritime Law


Law attracts great interest and demands lecturing and research provision of the highest calibre.

The University of Southampton has been described as 'entrenched among the research elite' in the Times Good University Guide 2012 and the Institute is proud to deliver world-class research as part of the Southampton Law School which forms part of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Academic Members of the Institute are committed to producing top rated research output to be published in the best academic journals worldwide, and practitioner works that are frequently cited in courts around the world. Most recently 'Singapore Arbitration Legislation Annotated', written by Rob Merkin and Johanna Hjalmarsson and published by Informa (now Lloyd's List Law) in 2009, has again been cited, this time by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the case Larkden Pty Limited v Lloyd Energy Systems Pty Limited [2011] NSWSC 268..

In addition to the range of books and articles published by its academic members, the Institute has undertaken major publications in its corporate name. Most recently 'Maritime Law' (4th Edition, Routledge, 2018).

Research Requests

Research at the Institute takes many forms and includes projects for companies and organisations involved in law reform, and projects reviewing the impact of legal developments.

Requests for research can be directed to the Institute Senior Administrator or the most appropriate Member.

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