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On completion of the module, students should have developed a good knowledge of the historical development and core principles underlying the law of the sea, the core features of the 1982 UN Convention (UNCLOS), an understanding of jurisdictional matters in each of the maritime zones, as well as a range of areas of contemporary interest.
Students should also have enhanced the generally transferable skills and specific skills developed throughout their degree programmes, including the ability to conduct legal research (especially using international legal materials) and the ability to present a coherent legal argument. Students will be expected to demonstrate these learning outcomes through the combination of a mid-term essay and end of semester examination (involving problem and essay-based questions).
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Basic understanding of public international law. Whilst LAW30730 Public International Law is not a formal pre-requisite, it is necessary that students have either completed this module or an equivalent introductory module in public international law. For students of the MSc in Environmental and Climate Law, completion of LAW40120 Foundations of Environmental Law will be treated as equivalent for these purposes.Learning Recommendations:
Strong foundation in international law. Completion of LAW30730 Public International Law.
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|Autumn||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Initial group feedback will be provided during and after the in-class exercises. Individual feedback will be given to students after each assessment (i.e. after the mid-semester and end-of-trimester essays).