Maritime Conflict of Laws

An examination of conflict of laws issues in the context of maritime law and admiralty litigation. The course will provide an introduction to conflicts theory and concepts before focusing on conflict of jurisdictions, parallel proceedings and forum shopping in admiralty matters; role of foreign law in establishing admiralty jurisdiction; recognition and priority of foreign maritime liens and other claims; choice of law and maritime Conventions; conflicts of maritime Conventions; security for foreign maritime proceedings; and recognition and enforcement of oreign maritime judgments.

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