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Admiralty: Towage & Offshore Services

Tugboats, barges, offshore support vessels, and offshore petroleum and renewable energy installations like offshore wind farms provide crucial services in today’s global economy. This course examines the history, development, and current state of laws – some familiar, some quite specialized – that apply in the context of towage and offshore services. Both casualties and contracts are studied. The course focus is on U.S. law, but the laws of other countries like the U.K. are compared and contrasted when relevant, and internationally recognized contract forms are analyzed. J.D. students must take Admiralty I and II as prerequisites. This course is taught by David B. Sharpe, co-author of CASES & MATERIALS ON ADMIRALTY (West 6th Ed. 2017) and a partner in the firm of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard. (2 Credits)


Spring 2019


David Sharpe

Academic Area(s)

Admiralty & Maritime Law