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Ocean & Coastal Law

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Surrounded by water, the State of Florida and Miami in particular offer students a unique opportunity to study Ocean and Coastal law. This metropolitan area is:

  • Home to one of the world's largest privately owned and operated free trade zones
  • The location of one of the world's largest single-ship cruise terminal and is considered the cruise capital of the world
  • Site of the Port of Miami, the top cargo gateway of the Americas

Miami also has numerous opportunities and resources for both public and private ocean and coastal law practice.

The Program

The Ocean and Coastal Law Program, generally for U.S. law graduates, has outstanding faculty and prepares attorneys to become specialists in the domestic and international legal problems associated with the use and protection of the marine environment. Click here to view a list of the program's requirements and courses.

Program Leadership

The Program's Chair, Professor Bernard H. Oxman, is widely recognized as a leading authority on the Law of the Sea and other international law topics. He is Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of International Law, and he has been an assistant legal adviser for Oceans, Environment, and Scientific Affairs in the U.S. Department of State, and was Vice-Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Chair of the Ocean and Coastal Law LL.M.: Bernard H. Oxman

Director of the LL.M.: Carmen Perez-Llorca

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