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Short Course: Law of the Sea

Date: 5 Sessions: 4, 11. 18, 25 March and 1 April 2021

Time: 4, 11, 18 March, 1 April (13.00 - 15.00) and 25 March (11:00 - 13:00) UK time

Venue: Online


Course Details

This course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of law of the sea scholars, the course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory framework, enhance and broaden their understanding on a wide spectrum of law of the sea topics such as deep seabed mining, maritime migration and unregulated fishing.

By the end of this course participants will develop a solid grounding in the international legal framework for governance of the world's oceans, the main sources of the law of the sea, including treaties and custom and how these elements are put to the test in different contexts, from protecting the environment, to regulating deep sea mining and dispute settlement.

Indicative topics include:

  • Law of the Sea in Perspective: Key Concepts and Principles
  • Maritime Zones and Maritime Boundary Delimitation
  • Maritime Search and Rescue of Migrants and Refugees
  • Rising Sea Levels and Ocean Governance
  • Governance of Fisheries and Implications of Brexit
  • Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea and the Role of ITLOS

Course Programme

Course format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of four 2 hours sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Who is the course for?

The course would be beneficial for students, law academics and practitioners and non-lawyers with interest in modern ocean governance.


Course Leader

Dr. Constantinos Yiallourides, Arthur Watts Research Fellow on the Law of the Sea  

Pricing and Registration

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Dates for future courses will be announced shortly. Please contact the Events team  to register your interest.

Course fee: £275 (including VAT)

Course Discounts

We are conscious of the many challenges posed by the current crisis and are seeking to do our part to support people preparing for the legal market in the days after the crisis. In view of this, we are offering a 15% discount on our courses to anyone for whom the current situation has resulted in reduced or precarious employment.

Moreover, in our effort to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession, we are offering the same discount to people from such groups who take these courses.

Student Member Discount: 15% discount for student members of BIICL
Details of student membership 

Group Discounts

  • 30% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 4 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To apply for any of the discounted rates please Contact Us.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 8 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Photography and Recording

Please note that our events may be photographed or audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day.

Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing  in advance of the event that you are attending.

Event Cancellation Policy

When you register for an event you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.

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