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School of Law

SOLM143 Carriage of Goods

Module Description

The module will cover essential aspects of the law relating to carriage of goods by sea (mandatory international law regulating carriage of goods contracts, international standard terms, functions of documents such as bills of lading, waybills and delivery orders, as well as electronic alternatives to these documents, detailed discussion of logistics services and multimodal transport). The module will build upon foundations of contract law, agency law and bailment and will examine widely applicable international conventions and industry-developed standard contractual terms. It will provide students with a sound knowledge of carriage of goods law and an in-depth appreciation of the practical issues confronting lawyers when dealing with shipping disputes. It will encourage them to analyse areas of difficulty in the law and to apply their knowledge and critical abilities to factual problems.

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30 Credits

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