Southampton home to LL.M. in Maritime Law and internationally-recognized Maritime institute
Southampton, located on the south coast of England, is one of the world’s busiest passenger and cargo shipping ports. Due to its history of sea faring and trade, Southampton has been a center for maritime study. In 1982, after a decade of interest in maritime and international trade law, the University of Southampton founded the Institute of Maritime Law. The Institute, composed of nine members and a dedicated staff, has garnered an international reputation for excellence in maritime studies. The demand for the Institute’s expertise continues to grow around the world.
Although a part of the School of Law at the University of Southampton, the Institute is privately funded. The LL.M. in Maritime in Law is a one year programme that offers unique courses focused on both maritime and international trade law. Academic members are members of both the School of Law and Institute, with standard teaching and research commitments. A distinguished panel of associate members who represent various aspects of maritime law and the maritime service industry also contribute to Institute work. The Institute regularly hosts visitors who come from around the world to further their research and take advantage of the available resources. There is a specialised library known as the Philippa Kaye Library which contains a wide range of maritime law materials.