By Paige Bruhn
Maritime-connected with the sea in relation to
navigation, shipping, etc.
the body of law relating to maritime commerce and navigation, a
nd to maritime matters.
So what exactly do you do?
• Maritime attorneys help their clients • Handles matters arising out of an
in the law of the sea, barges, injury or damage to property on
ships, shipping, commercial navigable waters
vessels, fisheries, offshore oil and • Maritime contracts, contracts that
gas rigs, commerce, passengers relate to the navigation, business or
and cargo, salvage, towing and commerce of the sea, including
towage, wharves, piers, docks, contracts to repair vessels.
insurance, maritime liens, canals, • Maritime cases involving salvage. The
pleasure and recreation water craft, concept of salvage arises from
and even piracy all fall within the recovery of damaged property that
admiralty law and maritime law includes treasure and a damaged or
a derelict vessel.
Radars and cameras help enhance search and rescue,
homeland security, and law enforcement operations
So you want to study Maritime Law?
There are tons of institutions and places around the world
to get your degree.
•Tulane Law School
•International Maritime Law Institute
•Texas A&M at Galveston
•State University at New York Maritime College
•Shanghai Maritime University
•University of Nantes
•Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Law firms all over, esp. in coastal regions.
How it relates to aquatic science:
Aquatic means relating to, living in, or growing in water,
maritime law deals with the system of law which relates to
the affairs of the sea, such as ships, shipping, navigation,
What about the $$$?
Average Salaries by Location
• $194,000 in NYC, NY
• $152,000 in Dallas, TX
• $191,000 in San Francisco, CA
• $141,000 in Miami, FL
• $131,000 Portland, OR