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Institute of Maritime Law (IML)

About us

Although part of Southampton Law School, the IML is privately funded and meets its costs from earned income and from sponsorship.

The IML maintains the specialised Philippa Kaye Library which contains the most comprehensive collection of Maritime Law publications and materials in the world, which is used regularly by visiting international scholars. Close connections are maintained with leading maritime lawyers, academics, maritime law associations and international organisations based around the globe. These include IMO, BMLA, IOPC, UNCITRAL, CMI as well as maritime law research centres, including Oslo, Tulane, Rotterdam, and Hamburg.

The IML hosts a plethora of courses and seminars, undertakes consultancy on all aspects of maritime and shipping law and has been commissioned by a large variety of bodies, associations, corporations and law firms to advise on UK, foreign, public international and convention law.

Please click the link for information on degree courses run by the Southampton Law School. All enquiries must go via the Law School as we do not administer or run the LLB, LLM or PhD programmes.