INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA - 2017/8

Module code: LAWM088

Module provider

School of Law

Module Leader

HOLT R Mr (Schl of Law)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

M200

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 3,000 WORD COURSEWORK ( 1TAKE HOME ASSESSMENT TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN A WEEK) 100%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Co-requisite: LAWM090 - International Trade Law

Module overview

The module explores the legal aspects of contracts for the carriage of goods by sea. Documents covered in-depth are charterparties, bills of lading, sea waybills, and delivery orders. Consideration is given to the rights and liabilities of the parties to the respective contracts – including the ship-owner, the charterer, the cargo owner and the lawful holder of the bill of lading. Common law duties, contractual duties and the position under international carriage of goods by sea conventions are discussed. Comparisons are made between the position under the different international conventions i.e. the Hague Rules, the Hague-Visby Rules, the Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


The implied obligations on parties to an international carriage of goods by sea contract, including seaworthiness.
Voyage and Time charterparties: The obligations on the charterer and the owner.
Bills of lading, sea waybills and delivery orders.
Title to sue under a contract of carriage.
The Hague and Hague Visby Rules including duties, exceptions and limitations.
The Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules – a comparision with the Hague/Hague Visby Rules.
The inter-relationship of the Carriage of Goods by Sea contarct with the international sale contract and other related contracts.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Provide an overview of the topics to enable students to understand the essential principles of each topic and their commercial significance. This enables students to deepen their knowledge of the topics through their own research and reading.

Provide occasions when students can demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge to questions and to raise questions.

The teaching and learning strategy is designed to stimulate private study using primary and secondary sources, both paper-based and electronic.  The aim of the strategy is to develop an understanding and critical awareness of the essential principles and underlying policies of international carriage of goods by sea.

The learning and teaching methods include:


One 2-hour Seminar over 11 weeks.  The seminars will involve a combination of overviews of topics and opportunities for interactive class discussion of areas and analysis of questions.
Studnets are expected to participate actively in class discussion and are expected to undertake substantial background reading and research prior to and after each seminar.
The course will be supported by a handbook including specimen questions.


 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they both have understood coherently the key commercial concepts covered in the module and have met the listed learning outcomes.

The summative assessment for this module consists of:


A take home assessment to be conducted in one week (as may happen in real life). The assessment will involve one or more problem and/or essay questions.
The answer will have a word limit of 3,000 words.


Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance in Seminars.

In addition, students will be asked to submit a written answer to a question. They will receive written feedback on their answer. This will take place during the course.

Reading list

Reading list for INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/lawm088

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.