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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 Institute of Maritime Law is proud to deliver world-class research as part of the Southampton Law School, nested within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Academic members of our Institute are committed to producing top-rated research outputs which are published in leading international Maritime Law journals. Institute members also publish brief updates on new cases and developments in publications such as Lloyd’s Shipping and Trade Law and annual reviews.

Our close ties with the shipping industry and legal profession ensure that our Institute is best placed to conduct cutting edge research into maritime issues. Many of our members specialise in autonomous shipping regulation, seeking to ensure that the regulatory framework keeps pace with advances in technology.

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 Admin team or the most appropriate Member.

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