Specialist Degree in International Maritime Law (Online)


Submission of applications:
Start: November 24, 2017

 

Duration:
300 hour (Online study)
 


Open Days
Coming Soon
 

Information session
Coming Soon program and register

Credits 30 ECTS
Spanish

Online program

This course responds to the growing global need for legal specialization in the field of maritime law. It is broadly aimed at the set of institutions that are involved in this specialist branch.

Today, legal services in the maritime world are absolutely essential. It is vital to have detailed knowledge of the legal framework governing maritime spaces and navigation safety, the standards in place to prevent sea pollution, the international regulation of the maritime transport market, shipowners and other parties involved in shipping activities, the vessel and its legal status (nationality and registration, methods of acquisition, ship mortgages and other real rights over a vessel).

It is also very important to understand the system of agreements for use of vessels such as carriage of goods by sea under a bill of lading, charters, vessel hire, passage or mooring, as well as the so-called ancillary service agreements.

Knowledge of the legislation applicable to maritime casualties (collision, salvage, general average) is equally essential.

Download
Brochure

Degree title:

Specialist Degree in International Maritime Law (12th Edition)

Who is the program intended for?

This course is aimed at legal advisers, lawyers, teachers and, in general, scholars involved in maritime activities, including students, graduates and law graduates, marine engineering, marine civil or military and naval architects.

Application period:

The deadline for submitting applications begins on November 24, 2017.

Information about the documentation to submit

Duration:

300 hours

Classes begin:

April 16th, 2018

Fees:

€5,050

OBJECTIVES

The specific aims of the course are:

  • To provide a legal specialism in both public and private international maritime law.
  • To train students to work professionally in the area of commercial law related to maritime transportation and at the various public agencies and authorities dedicated to shipping activities. 
METHODOLOGY

The course is taught entirely online but is based on the best of traditional teaching methods:

  • The study material is divided into modules. At the end of each module, students take a self-assessed test or complete a case study to demonstrate and reinforce what they have learnt.
  • All students start and finish the course at the same time, following a well-mapped path of formative milestones that strengthens the group-learning environment.
  • The study plan is available in advance so students can organize their own study time.
  • Students receive support from the lecturer, tutor and other teachers as well as from the learning coordinator.
  • The lecturer will individually monitor and guide each student. Both the lecturer and the learning coordinator will encourage active participation and interaction between all students to promote the exchange of information and knowledge.
  • The lecturer will answer any questions posed by students as quickly as possible (within 24-48 hours) to ensure a continuous learning process.
  • A fluid, trust-based relationship will be developed between the lecturer and the student, favoring feedback from both parties.
  • The entire learning process is planned, coordinated and supervised by the learning coordinator to guarantee quality standards are maintained.
  • The workload consists of ten hours a week divided into two hours each day, excluding weekends.
  • There will be a study break in August for both lecturers and students; students are free to continue studying during this period if they so wish.
  • Students will have access to a virtual platform containing:
    • learning material;
    • communication tools, such as email, news and chat;
    • assessment tools such as exercises, grades;
    • material for further study such as guides, glossary, bibliography, annexes;
    • schedules, instant messenger, etc.
ASSESSMENT METHODS

Global, ongoing assessment is built into the course through self-assessed tests and case-study assignments. There is also a final exam at the end of the course. The students' degree of commitment and participation will also be assessed.

MODULE 1 - INTRODUCTION TO MARITIME LAW
  • Concept of maritime law
  • Maritime law and the legal framework
  • Defining features of maritime law
  • Main sources of maritime law
  • Technical maritime regulations and standards
  • Typical documents or agreements
  • International organizations for unification
MODULE 2 - MARITIME SPACES
  • General observations and applicable sources
  • The integrating effect of the IMO Conventions
  • Navigation in internal waters
  • Concept and boundaries of a territorial sea
  • The right of innocent passage through a territorial sea
  • Navigation in the Contiguous Zone
  • Navigation in the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf
  • The international straits and navigation
  • Navigation in archipelagic waters
  • Navigation on the high seas
MODULE 3 - MARITIME SAFETY
  • International sources: The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and individual treaties
  • Safety at sea: The SOLAS Convention
  • Ship safety: general technical requirements
  • Specific rules for special cargoes
  • Operational safety management: The ISM Code
  • Navigation safety
  • Maritime radio communication
  • Maritime search and rescue
  • Maritime security
MODULE 4 - PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT
  • International sources: The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and individual treaties
  • The international concept of marine pollution
  • Fundamental State obligations
  • Legislative powers to prevent pollution
  • Powers of enforcement over ships
  • Procedural guarantees
  • Liability, immunity and resolution of differences
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships: MARPOL
  • Prevention of other types of operational pollution
  • Prevention of pollution from discharges
  • The fight again pollution from maritime casualties
MODULE 5 - SHIP INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION
  • Introduction
  • Content, harmonized system and types of inspection
  • International certificates
  • Port State control
  • Classification societies
  • Certificates and the seaworthiness test
  • Investigation of maritime casualties
MODULE 6 - INTERNATIONAL REGULATION OF THE MARITIME TRANSPORT MARKET
  • Background and general ideas
  • Market competition restrictions
  • International deregulation instruments
  • The regulation of liner conferences in international maritime traffic
  • State funding of national shipping activity
  • Facilitation of maritime traffic
MODULE 7 - LEGAL SUBJECTS IN THE SHIPPING SECTOR
  • Ship manager
  • Maritime agent
  • Maritime broker
  • Minimum standards for maritime agents
  • Seafarers and crews
  • International harmonization of training, certification and watchkeeping requirements
  • International labor regulations for maritime workers
  • Ship captain
MODULE 8 - THE VESSEL AND ITS LEGAL STATUS
  • Concept and legal status of a ship
  • The tonnage of a ship
  • Ship identification: registered address, name and number
  • Ship nationality
  • Flag of convenience and open registry
  • Genuine link between a vessel and its flag state
  • National vessel registers
  • Temporary changes to flag state
  • Ownership of a vessel and methods of acquisition
  • Agreements relating to the construction and sale or purchase of a vessel
  • Preferential maritime credit
  • Ship mortgage: background and different systems
  • Retention rights 
MODULE 9 - AGREEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA
  • Introduction
  • Origins and evolution of uniform regulations
  • Field of application
  • Personal elements of the agreement
  • The bill of lading
  • Carrier obligations
  • Carrier liability
  • Limits to carrier liability
  • Application to non-contractual claims
  • Proof of damage and taking legal action
  • Shipper liability
  • Reference to multimodal transport agreement
MODULE 10 - VOYAGE CHARTER AND SUB-TYPES
  • Voyage charter: concept, elements and legal framework
  • Type of agreement: the party and the bill of lading
  • Obligations of the shipowner
  • Loading, unloading and stowage operations
  • Laytime and delays
  • Obligations of the charterer
  • Shipowner liability for damage to cargo
  • Termination of the charter
  • Consecutive voyage charter
  • Volume agreement
  • Slot charter
  • Cruise ship voyage charter
MODULE 11 - TIME CHARTER AND VESSEL HIRE
  • Time charter
  • Obligations of the shipowner
  • Obligations of the charterer
  • Use of the vessel by the charterer
  • Duration of the agreement
  • Termination of the agreement
  • Trip charter
  • Charter for naval operations
  • Vessel hire agreement
  • Financial leasing of vessels
MODULE 12 - OTHER AGREEMENTS FOR USE OF VESSELS AND ANCILLARY SERVICE AGREEMENTS
  • Introduction
  • Sub-charter
  • Passage agreement
  • Mooring agreement
  • Ancillary service agreements
MODULE 13 - GENERAL AVERAGE, SALVAGE, RECOVERY OF GOODS AND SHIPWRECK EXTRACTION
  • Introduction
  • General average
  • Maritime salvage
  • Recovery of goods at sea
  • Towage of shipwrecked remains
  • Typical extraction and towage agreements 
MODULE 14 - LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES IN MARITIME LAW
  • Introduction: different claims for damages
  • Basic principles of liability
  • Collision: regulation and concept
  • Limitation of liability in marine law
  • International unification of the limitation system
  • Limitation of liability in the LLMC Convention
  • Limitation of liability and maritime liens
  • Liability for damages caused by marine pollution
MODULE 15 - MARITIME INSURANCE
  • Introduction
  • Characterization and legal framework of maritime insurance
  • Personal elements of the agreement
  • Types of agreement and general terms and conditions
  • Insurable interests
  • Insurable risks
  • Duties of the policy holder and of the insurer
  • Settlement of claims
  • Subrogation rights
  • Reference to the UNCTAD maritime insurance provisions
  • P&I Clubs
MODULE 16 - PROCEDURES FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES
  • Introduction
  • International jurisdiction in maritime law
  • Preventive attachment of vessels
  • Maritime dispute procedures
  • Cargo damage claims
  • Procedure for the deposit and foreclosure sale of goods
  • International commercial arbitration 
COURSE DIRECTOR

JOSÉ LUIS GABALDÓN
Captain of the Merchant Navy
Doctor of Law
International advisor to two international organizations: IMO and UNCTAD
Head of legal studies on the Master's Degree in Maritime Law and Business (IME-ICADE)
Guest speaker at conferences and seminars on maritime law
Co-author of Manual de Derecho de la Navegación Marítima (3ª Edición) [manual on maritime navigation law, 3rd edition]

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

ALICIA ALBERTOS
Educator
Head of online training at the Spanish Maritime Institute (IME)

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW SPECIALIST TUTOR

MAGDALENA ETCHEVERRÍA MAZAIRA
Lawyer at Islaw La Coruña

TEACHING STAFF

JESUS BARBADILLO EYZAGUIRRE
Of Counsel and Head of Transport and Shipping
Garrigues Law Firm

CARLOS LÓPEZ-QUIROGA TEIJEIRO
Lawyer
Head of the Shipping, Transport and Logistics Department at Uría Menéndez

FRANCISCO JOAQUÍN MONTERO LLACER
Captain of the Merchant Navy
Doctor of Marine Science

JAVIER PORTALES RODRÍGUEZ
Lawyer
Partner at Albors, Galiano & Co.

BERNARDO RUIZ LIMA
Lawyer
Partner at Thomas Cooper Madrid

VICTOR MATA GARRIDO
Partner at Thomas Cooper Madrid

FÉLIX RUIZ-GÁLVEZ VILLAVERDE
Lawyer
Partner at Ruiz Gálvez Abogados

FERNANDO RUIZ-GÁLVEZ VILLAVERDE
Lawyer
Partner at Ruiz Gálvez Abogados

Related:

Other ICADE Business School master's degrees: Official Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Official Executive Master's Degree in Business Management (Executive MBA), Official Master's Degree in International Management (MIM), Official Master's Degree in Human Resources (MURH), Official Master's Degree in Marketing (MMKT), Official Master's Degree in Finance (MUF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management (MUGRF), Official Master's Degree in Financial Statement Auditing and Advanced Accounting (MUACCS), Master in International Industrial Project Management (MDIPI), Master in Business Administration-Executive (La Rioja)

 

© Universidad Pontificia Comillas | C. Alberto Aguilera 23 Madrid-28015 - Tel.:(+34) 91 542 28 00 oia@comillas.edu

LinkedIn  Twitter   Facebook   YouTube   Instagram""

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios, mediante el análisis de sus hábitos de navegación. Si continúa navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive plugin by www.channeldigital.co.uk