LL.M. Programme

Inaugural lecture of the Academic Year 2012-2013

Studying at IMLI provides a unique opportunity to embrace the international nature of maritime law in a multicultural environment under the guidance of renowned professors and lecturers.

IMLI offers a specialised post-graduate course leading to the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Maritime Law. The programme consists of post-graduate education in all areas of international maritime law, including law of the sea, marine environmental law and shipping law. This course is mainly addressed to lawyers, legal advisers, judges and legal draftsmen and women whose duties encompass maritime issues and who are seeking specialisation. The course is also open to law graduates of any country who intend to pursue a legal career in the field of maritime law whether in the public or private sectors, whether in practice, administration or academia.

Although originally most suitable for candidates from developing countries, the course has grown into a comprehensive and versatile curriculum accommodating the needs of students from around the world. The focus of the course is “the rule of international maritime law”.

The teaching is delivered by the Institute's resident academic staff as well as by eminent visiting fellows who are practitioners and academics of international repute in various fields of maritime law. The entire programme, including teaching as well as the writing of examinations, dissertations and projects, is in the English language

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