JUR5401 – Maritime Law
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
New course codes starting from the fallsemester 2011 - please see the websites for JUS5401 – Maritime Law - Contracts and JUS5402 – Maritime Law: Liability and Insurance (the courses now gives 10 credits each).
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.
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.
You may register for this course if you have admission to a Master of Law-programme at UiO, the faculty's exchange-programme or have admission to Law-electives at masters-level. All applicants must fill the formal prerequisites.
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
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- Admission to the faculty’s exchange-programme or
- Active study-right for a study programme, masters-level at the University of Oslo or
- Norwegian Masters of Laws degree or equivalent or
- Passed forth year, 96 – Cand. Jur programme (or exams that are equivalent) or
- Passed JUR3000, Masters of Laws programme at the University of Oslo (or exams that are equivalent).
Recommended previous knowledge
Three years of law studies.
- 10 credits overlap with JUR1401 – Maritime Law (BA) (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with JUR1400 – Sjørett (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with MARLINTRO – Maritime Law (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with VALMARIT – Maritime Law (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUTMARIT – Maritime Law (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with VALSJØ – Sjørett (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUXSJØ – Sjørett (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUR5400 – Sjørett (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUVOSJØR
4 hour written examination.
Examination support material
Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.
Language of examination
Students may answer the examination question in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish pursuant to Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo. (§ 5.4 Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
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.
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.
This subject is taught at Master 's level. The subject is also taught at Bachelor's level (15 ECTS credits), see JUR1401 – Maritime Law (BA) (discontinued).
Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.