This course is discontinued

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Course content

Exam will be held for the last time in the autumnsemester 2011

Maritime Law is the study of legal rules applicable to shipping. By examining all the legal questions with respect to one area of activity, one discovers connections that one perhaps otherwise would not have seen. Since shipping is largely international and governed by international conventions, Maritime Law provides the perfect opportunity for experiencing the international aspects of Law. Students will also specialise in structure and management of shipping companies. The main part of the course is dedicated to core areas of Private Law as they apply to shipping.

Learning outcome

You will learn about the main public and private regulation that applies to a ship. This includes the public regulation of ships, how shipping companies are structured and the main contracts connected to building, purchase and sale, and management of ships. The aim is a good understanding of the legal framework for the shipping sector and the contracts a shipping company has to deal with.


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International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information
about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

Nordic applicants that are accepted to study programmes or individual courses at UiO can be admitted to this course.


Recommended previous knowledge

Please note that lectures and curriculum for this course is aimed at students at master degree level.

However, the achievement requirements are adjusted for students who take the subject at bachelor degree level.

Overlapping courses



Language of teaching for this course is English. This means that all
communication during lectures/seminars will be in English, and all
literature and auxiliary materials are in English.


4 hour written examination.

Examination support material

Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.

Previous exam papers

Language of examination

The language of examination for this course is English. This means
that the examination question will be given in English, and students
may answer in English only.

Grading scale

Starting from the springsemester 2012, course grades are awarded using alphabetic grades, from A to E for passes and F for fail.

Up to, and including, the autumnsemester 2011, students are awarded either a passing or failing grade.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.


The language for this course is English. Students enrolled in the
Masterprogrammet i rettsvitenskap must pass one
English subject as part of their degree, this course will meet these

This subject is taught at Bachelor's level. The subject is also taught at Master's level (10 ECTS credits), see JUS5401 – Maritime Law - Contracts

Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2011

Exam will be held for the last time in the autumnsemester 2011


Autumn 2011

Exam will be held for the last time in the autumnsemester 2011

Teaching language


For an overlapping course, with lectures in the springsemester (norwegian), see JUR1400 – Sjørett (discontinued)