The course covers methodological aspects of both legal and multi-/interdisciplinary research of relevance to doctoral research in the law of the sea.
The course will train the students on the sources of international law, their interpretation, and the relationship between formal sources of international law, such as the Law of the Sea Convention, and other normative instruments, such as the often non-legally binding decisions adopted by international organizations, like the IMO and OSPAR. Also covered are the relationship between the law of the sea and other branches of international law such as international environmental law and trade law, and the role of other disciplines in research related to the law of the sea.
The course covers topics that are of direct relevance to individual students’ doctoral projects and the students should be able to refine their research questions as well as develop the analytical framework for their research projects.
This is a two-day course with obligatory attendance which requires literature studies and the writing of a draft essay in advance. The draft essay must be presented during the course. Active participation is required, meaning that all students must try to link the various subjects discussed to their own projects, and give an account of this. During the course there are lectures, essay presentations and discussions.
The essay draft will be discussed during the course and must be finalized after the course
and handed in on a date set by the Faculty. The essay must focus on issues that are of relevance to the themes of the course.
The course is designed for students who have been admitted to the doctoral programme for legal science. There is a maximum of 20 seats.
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