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Admiralty: Regulation of Shipping

This survey course addresses the regulation of domestic shipping and foreign shipping calling at United States ports.  Primary emphasis is on the various governmental agencies that regulate shipping and maritime commerce with secondary emphasis on the role of international treaties and conventions. Specifically examined are the activities of agencies such as the Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, The Federal Maritime Commission, the Maritime Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board and various state agencies. Areas addressed include vessel inspections, pollution regulation, navigation rules, marine casualty investigations, vessel & waterfront facility security, merchant mariner licensing and license revocation, pilotage and ocean shipping regulation. This course is taught by Brian K. McNamara, a Commander and judge advocate with the United States Coast Guard.  J.D. students must have taken Admiralty I and II. (2 credits)


Spring 2019


Brian McNamara

Academic Area(s)

Admiralty & Maritime Law