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Southampton Law School

LLB (Maritime Law) a new and unique programme

Published: 3 December 2009

The School of Law University of Southampton will be launching a new and unique degree programme, (subject to validation*) the LLB (Maritime Law) for entry in 2010.

The programme will provide an excellent foundation for a career in international maritime law, commerce and related industries.  It is a fully qualifying law degree, recognised by the Law Society and the Bar Council of England and Wales, and carrying full exemption from the academic stage of legal education for the purposes of professional qualification.  The University of Southampton Law School has for many years specialised in the field of Maritime Law with its internationally renowned Institute of Maritime Law, and is the research base of many of the leading maritime lawyers in the world.   Southampton is a medieval city with a longstanding maritime heritage.    It also has close train access to London’s Baltic Exchange, and the UK Supreme Court.

The degree will be 3 years, Full Time Study (subject to validation*)

Programme Overview

In years one and two, students will study the eight compulsory subjects required to obtain professional exemptions.

First year : Students study four core modules: Legal System and Reasoning, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and Constitutional and Administrative Law. In addition you will take part in a rich programme of legal skills programmes that includes Team Building and Mooting .

Second year: students study four core modules: Land Law, Law of Equity and Trusts, Tort Law and Law of the EU. All students are involved in a comprehensive careers and employability programme during the second year, together with further opportunities to practise mooting, negotiation, Streetlaw and meeting clients.

In the final year : All LLB (Maritime Law) students will complete a supervised legal dissertation, as part of the compulsory final year Legal Research and Writing module. This will be in the area of an approved maritime subject. Students will also take specialised maritime modules, selecting three optional modules from the following: Admiralty Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Commercial Conflicts of Law and International Litigation, Commercial Sales and Public International Law.  Students will have a free choice from the full range of final year LLB options for your fourth final year module. LLB course list .

To Apply:

This course is currently subject to validation (expected Feb 2010). In the interim period, students should apply using UCAS code M100 and they will be transferred over once formal approval has been ratified.

Entrance Requirements / Qualifications : Entrance qualifications for this programme are the same as for all other LLB programmes;

*Subject to Validation :

This course is subject to validation, so information is subject to change. Feel free to contact us for more information at any time.

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