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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 519 - Law of the Sea Seminar

Spring Credits: (2-3) Linda Malone

The course explores major legal issues related to protection of critical aquatic environmental systems, from deep oceans beyond areas of national jurisdiction to US coastal land and waters. Students will become familiar with the laws and policies relating to water quality and habitat protection, territorial determinations of ocean zones, fisheries and marine wildlife preservation, ocean energy and mineral resources, pollution of coastal and ocean waters, and management of the coastal zone. Study will include international conventions and agreements such as the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). The grade will be based upon a final paper.