Maritime and Transportation Law (MARIT-P)

Course description

Welcome to the course Maritime and Transportation Law!

Learning objective/Course Aim

The course gives an overview of the general law of transportation, with emphasis on carriage of goods and the conditions of maritime law. The general law of transportation is the part concerned with contracts of carriage and treats such topics as the following:

- contracting for carriage
- types of contracts used for transportation
- the use of documents such as charterparties, bills of lading and waybills 
- the relationship between carriage and the sale of goods carried
- ancillary transactions such as insurance and banking contracts. Passenger transportation is covered more briefly.

The course also gives glimpses of problems of the special law of transport, i.e. the part dealing mainly with the means and ways of transport. This is considered mainly for maritime law and covers such matters as the following:

- use of waterways in the light of international and domestic law
- legal aspects of vessels, including nationality, sale, ownership and managment
- finance and security aspects, such as building, sale, lease and mortgage
- seamen’s law including master’s role and powers
- shipowner’s liability and its limitations, including liability for oil pollution
- general average, collision and salvage
- marine insurance


From autumn 2017 students are required to write and hand in four papers in connection with the seminars. The papers serves as a preparation for the final exam.


Minimum of 100 credit points (150 hp/ECTS) of compulsory courses within the law programme or education, alternatively several years of experience in the field of maritime & transportation law. Applicants outside of the law programe applies through

Course description
Teaching is in the form of lectures and compulsory seminars. The student has to attend at least 5 out of 6 seminars to have the right to take the exam.

The course ends with a written examination.

The course ends with a written examination. Resit examinations are either in writing or oral, depending on the number of students.

All students who plan to take the exam must register for it in Fastreg. You have to show a valid ID at the exam.

During the exam, you may use all course literature and material, except for old examinations.

The results of the exam will be published in Fastreg within 3 weeks after the exam.

All admitted students on the specialkurs must register, dates will be announced. A student who is unable to register at this time must contact the course administrator in order to keep his or her spot.

Attendance on the general introduction is compulsory for ALL students.
If a student does not attend the introduction, his or her spot will be given to a student on the waiting list.

Admitted students who do not wish to follow the course are kindly requested to contact the course administrator as soon as possible.

Exchange students
There is no need for students on an exchange programme to attend the registration, it is however compulsory to attend the general introduction.

Change semester  

Course title:
Maritime and Transportation Law
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Teaching assistant:
Moa Allard
Course manager:
Johan Schelin


Schelin Johan
Hugo Tiberg
Lars Gorton
Oscar Tiberg
Svante O Johansson