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Maritime Law By Paige Bruhn Maritime-connected with the sea in relation to navigation, shipping, etc. Maritime Law- 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. area. Technology used: 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 Even internationally! •Shanghai Maritime University •University of Nantes •Hong Kong Polytechnic University Potential Employers: 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, etc. 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 The end.
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