Law of the Sea

CMM17B Elective 2 ECTS
Period -
Instructor Pétur Dam Leifsson
Semester

Description

The course provides introduction to the applicable legal framework of basic aspects of the law of the sea. It emphasizes introducing the framework of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC), especially considering delimitation of ocean areas, and on explaining the most important rights and duties of coastal states and other states in those areas.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will:

  • be able to distinguish between true and false statements regarding how ocean- and ocean floor areas of different kinds are being delimited according to the law of the sea.
  • be able to identify the rights and duties of coastal states and other states in different ocean- and ocean floor areas.
  • be able to identify the basic aspects of 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC), especially its provisions on the utilization of marine resources, navigation and other relevant topics.

Assessment

Exam (100%) at the end of the seminar.

Instructor

Academic degrees:
2005 - LLM in International Business and Trade Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam
2002 - LLM (cum laude) in Public International Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam
2002 - Concluded bar exam in
2000 - Cand. Juris (Lawyer) from the University of Iceland
1996 - B.A. in History from the University of Iceland
1996 - B.A. in Political Science from the University of Iceland
From 2004 - Doctoral student (PhD student) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam - School of Law

Professional experience:
Deputy Judge at the District Court of Reykjavík 2001-2004

Lecturer at University of Iceland - Faculty of Law 2001-2007

Asisstant Professor of Law at University of Akureyri - Faculty of Social Sciences and Law - from 2005

Asisstant Professor of Law at University of Iceland - Faculty of Law - from 2007

Associate Professor of Law at the University of Iceland - Faculty of Law - from 2009