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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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TLS_0071 Maritime Law 7 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Docent Henrik Ringbom, Åbo Akademi, Professor Mika Viljanen, University of Turku
Preceding studies
ONOM1001 Velvoiteoikeus, ONOM1003 Kauppaoikeus and ONOM1002 Esineoikeus or equivalent previous studies

Learning outcomes

Upon succesful completion of the course the students,
-are familiar with the context and development of the regulation of maritime activities,
-possess a working knowledge of a wide range of issues related to maritime law, and
-have improved their legal analysis skills.


- The context and development of the regulation of maritime activities
- Ships: building, sale, registries, mortgages, liens, arrests, salvage
- Liability for accidents, general average
- Insurance: marine, cargo
- Maritime labour law

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 30 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English

A minimum of 75% class attendance.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
The final grade is based on exam (80 %) and exercises (20 %).

Study materials



T. Falkanger, H.J. Bull, L. Brautaset: Scandinavian Maritime Law – The Norwegian Perspective, 3rd ed. expected in 2016 or earlier

Further information

Time: II period
Maximum enrollment 40 students
UTULAW degree students: 20 student quota
ÅA degree students: 10 student quota

The course will be organized only in academic year 2016-2017.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School