Tulane University Law School: Rhodes - Maritime Law, Law of the Sea and Ocean Management

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The legal and cultural traditions of Greece in general and the history of the island of Rhodes in particular, including its legendary sea laws, make summer study in Rhodes an ideal experience for law students seeking to specialize in maritime lega... read more

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The legal and cultural traditions of Greece in general and the history of the island of Rhodes in particular, including its legendary sea laws, make summer study in Rhodes an ideal experience for law students seeking to specialize in maritime legal affairs. With the objective of serving those interests, Tulane Law School has sponsored summer sessions in Greece every year since 1980.
 
Rhodes is a fascinating island, rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. It boasts rolling green hills that reach the emerald waters of the southeast Mediterranean Sea and hundreds of miles of beaches and coves. Ancient Greek temples, Byzantine churches, and medieval palaces speak of the glories of the past. As described by a former student, the program gives an “in-depth understanding in short time” and provides “efficient teaching, beautiful island, [and] friendly faculty.”

This session offers a variety of courses on admiralty, the law of the sea and ocean management. All courses are taught by nationally and internationally recognized legal experts in settings that enhance an understanding of the international dimensions of the subject-matter under review. Students may enroll for up to four credit hours. One additional credit may be available through directed research after completion of the program. All classes will be held at the Sheraton Resort Hotel in Rhodes.

The Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law has been a co-sponsor of Tulane’s Summer Program in Rhodes since 1994. The Institute, an independent research center affiliated with the University of the Aegean, is located in the center of Rhodes, has a specialized library and documentation center on the law of the sea and maritime law. The Institute organizes or participates in research projects, seminars and conferences related to the law of the sea and maritime law; it publishes the Aegean Review of Law of the Sea and Maritime Law. Each year the Institute grants scholarships to students from Greece and other countries to attend the Tulane summer session.

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  • Summer
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