2423.12 - Law of the Sea

Course number
Law of the Sea
Requirements: Bachelor in law or other academic degree with sufficient components of or further education in law, e.g. the Basic Course in law.
Purpose: The students shall through studies of the Convention on the law of the Seas and other international and bilateral instruments as well as cases and other materials get a thorough understanding of the law of sea, including the continued creation of law, resolution of disputes and the status of the Faroe Islands in this context.
Content: The course has an introductory part (held twice for the convenience of students), an intensive part over a week, and assignments to be handed in following the course. The main focus will be on law of the sea in general but through assignment the students will be take an in-depth look at certain issues.
Learning and teaching approaches
Teaching methods: The Course will be taught in English over 40 hours. However, the introductory classes may use some Faroese or Scandinavian language and materials. Legal specialist will give lectures but also invite student presentations and provide for discussions.
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes: The students shall: • Lear to understand the international law on the sea regime. • Lear to understand regional regimes and dispute resolutions. • Have the skills to assess different sources of law in relevant context. • Have the particular skills to use case law to argue the finder points of law. • Independently present and analyse a particular subject in this context. • Be able to assess points of view regarding the Faroese position in international law. The course is especially targeted to those with a general interest in international law.
Assessment method
Examination: Written examination. Written home paper counts 1/3 of grade, the written exam counts 2/3. Course material will be available during the exam. The mark is given according to the valid scale, and there will be an external examiner.
Marking scale
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