admiralty law


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Noun1.admiralty law - the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
barratry - (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
international law, law of nations - the body of laws governing relations between nations
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He is currently a member of the United States Maritime Law Association, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and the Houston Mariners Club.
Admiralty law is a distinct practice of immense importance to the people and businesses that make their living off the water, added James McCurdy, managing partner of Lindsay Hart.
After retirement, Bill remained very much part of the fabric of this Law School--teaching Admiralty Law, attending colloquia and other faculty events, and keeping up with his colleagues.
Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to New Orleans where Michael attends the master of laws program in admiralty law at Tulane Law School.
Just as it had shed aspects of English law it felt no longer germane to the issue of title to submerged lands, the Court in Waring rejected the idea that the states should adopt English admiralty law except "as applicable to their situation.
Students were given a problem fact situation from a case involving admiralty law that they had to argue.
In the sixth edition of their textbook on admiralty law, authors Lucas (urban law, emeritus, U.
For example, the First Congress vested the federal courts with admiralty jurisdiction and presumably the members of the first Congress assumed that the courts would use the then-prevalent principles of substantive admiralty law to resolve admiralty claims.
This narrative is strikingly similar to the saga of the homonymous Supreme Court case name Gaudet--a case that may or may not return from the vestiges of admiralty law jurisprudence.
Added to these would also be the admiralty law firms--that specific branch of the legal profession dealing with contracts and disputes most often involving losses.
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