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Short Course: Law of the Sea

Date: 5 Sessions: 22, 29 September and 6, 13, 20 October 2021

Time: 11.00 - 13.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online


Event Details

This course offers an 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.

Course Topics Include:

  • UN Law of the Sea Convention in Perspective
  • Maritime Zones and Maritime Boundary Delimitation
  • Fisheries and Brexit
  • Maritime Search and Rescue of Migrants and Refugees
  • Rising Sea Levels and Ocean Governance
  • Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea and the Role of ITLOS

Download the Course Timetable and Speaker Bios   

Course Format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of 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. British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Pricing and Registration


Course Discounts

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

Group Discounts:

  • 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To apply for any of the group discounts please Contact Us 

Training Scholarships

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.

In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community. Find out more about training scholarships.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 10 CPD hours.


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Event Recording

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