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Maritime and Transportation Law

The course Maritime and Transportation Law will include an analysis of the legal framework governing the maritime and transportation sector.

Cargo ship with coal bulk load on the river
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Maritime and Transportation Law is given as an elective course within the framework of the law program at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Admission to the course can also be granted to applicants with significant practical experience within the field of maritime and transportation law. Exchange students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law 

The course is cross-disciplinary in so far as the relevant legal framework comprises rules from international law, public law and civil law. The intention is to provide the student with an overview of this sector from a legal perspective. As compared to the law programme’s compulsory courses, the study of maritime and transportation law imparts both broader and deeper legal knowledge. Greater breadth is achieved since maritime and transportation law is not included in the study of compulsory courses; greater depth results since maritime and transportation law adds yet a dimension to the subject areas studied within the compulsory courses. An example of this is civil law, where maritime and transportation law rules interact with the rules of sales law and insurance law.

  • Course structure

    The learning objectives, activities, and examination criteria for the course are outlined in the syllabus. Therefore, the syllabus serves as the foundational document dictating the course's content and structure. To access the current syllabus, please navigate to the right-hand column and locate the section titled "Syllabus - Legal document." Alternatively, if you are using a mobile device, you can find it towards the end of this page.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars and feedback on essays. The various forms under which teaching is provided appears in the course description.


    Examination is conducted through active attendance at the mandatory seminars, authorship of the prescribed memoranda and a written examination.


    Johan Schelin

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Course reports

  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    Previous course website

    For those who read this course during a previous semester and then used FastReg as learning platform, you can reach the old website through the link below.


    The Departement

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    Video presentation

    Video presentation of the course Maritime & Transportation Law 15 hp.


  • Contact

    Course contact: 

    Course coordinator: 
    Maria Fotiadis Forssjö

    Course manager: 
    Johan Schelin