Maritime Law Society

The Maritime Law Society at the Charleston School of Law

Member Dues:
$15/semester
$25/year Charleston School of Law's Maritime Law Society is a student organization focused on the education and development of admiralty and maritime law, as well as laws concerning international law, multi-modal transportation, shipping, and US Coast Guard regulation.

We are supported by membership and SBA, and work closely with the MALABU Maritime Law Journal and the Charleston Maritime Law Institute. Follow us for updates on meetings, events, and internships opportunities. Be sure to add the Maritime Law Society to your TWEN courses.

Operating as usual

There’s a new ocean now—can you name all 5? 06/09/2021

There’s a new ocean now—can you name all 5?

Happy National Ocean Day! There are now officially 5 named oceans. The Southern Ocean, which was once part of the Pacific Ocean has officially been added to the map. Read more about the Southern Ocean from an article released by National Geographic.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/environment/article/theres-a-new-ocean-now-can-you-name-all-five-southern-ocean

There’s a new ocean now—can you name all 5? On World Oceans Day, Nat Geo cartographers say the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name: the Southern Ocean.

06/04/2021
04/23/2021

Congratulations to our new Executive Board. Thank you so much to our past Executive Board!

Congratulations to our new Executive Board. Thank you so much to our past Executive Board!

01/28/2021

Maritime Law Society invites you to their General Body Interest Meeting on February 4th @ Noon!

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/9759054295?pwd=TG4vQTB2aTB6T0lWejIzVXk0c2c1Zz09

09/06/2020

Join us for the first meeting of the fall semester!

05/20/2020

The Post and Courier

postandcourier.com 05/19/2020

Crew of cargo ship detained off Charleston say they haven't been paid in months

postandcourier.com The M/V Evolution has been anchored off the Battery since late January and could be sold at auction this week to settle an insurance dispute. The 21 stranded mariners on

04/02/2020

www.supremecourt.gov

SCOTUS News:

On March 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held in CITGO v. Frescati Shipping (The Athos I), with a 7-2 majority, that the safe-berth clause in the charter party at issue in the case established a warranty of safety.

Read the Court's opinion to learn more:https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-565_3d93.pdf

supremecourt.gov

03/02/2020

Please see the attached flyer. We hope to have some CSOL submissions!

[02/10/20]   MLS Interest Meeting - Tomorrow (2/11) at noon in room B224 we will be having our first meeting of the semester! Lunch will be provided and Professor Schreck will be in attendance to share information regarding the Charleston Maritime Law Institute. Come out and see what MLS is all about!

[10/02/19]   Join us on 10/08 for our next meeting at noon in room B224!

A presentation on the SEALI Summer Seminar in New Orleans will be given by the current and previous executive board members who had the opportunity to attend.

Free lunch will be provided!

09/24/2019

Get your tickets today in the barrister at 12 - 1! This year we have a whole extra bar + more bar tenders, along with a taco bar!!

09/19/2019

Maritime Law Society

We are so excited to announce our Annual Harbor Cruise will be held September 27th! Tickets are $35 each or $30 if you purchase two or more. Contact Kendall at [email protected] | 2406761599 or Landon at [email protected] for tickets and more information! We can't wait to see you there!

09/16/2019

Maritime Law Society

First MLS Meeting is Monday @ 12 in room B224! Lunch will be provided! See you there!

[09/13/19]   First MLS Meeting is Monday @ 12 in room B224! Lunch will be provided! See you there!

08/26/2019

We are so excited to announce our Annual Harbor Cruise will be held September 27th! Tickets are $35 each or $30 if you purchase two or more. Contact Kendall at [email protected] | 2406761599 or Landon at [email protected] for tickets and more information! We can't wait to see you there!

06/26/2019

www.supremecourt.gov

Yesterday, The Supreme Court resolved a split circuit issue in Dutra Group v. Batterton.

Justice Alito wrote for the court, joined by Roberts, Thomas, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh. Justice Ginsburg wrote the dissent, joined by Breyer and Sotomayor.

supremecourt.gov

06/19/2019

Charleston Waterkeeper

Oil Spill in the Harbor near Sullivan’s.

The Houston Pearl spilled about 13 gallons of diesel fuel in the lower harbor this past Sunday near Sullivan's Island. No sign of the spill or the Houston Pearl (operated by SMT Shipping) today. About 20 minutes ago she was just off Havana, Cuba. If you see a spill report it to the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802 and SC DHEC Division of Emergency response at 1-888-481-0125.

Update to add: you can also call South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at1-800-922-5431. All good numbers to have in your phone! #standup #showup #speakup #cleanwater #tenyears

06/19/2019

Hines Law LLC

Recent blog post on this Fall's CSOL class: https://www.juliushineslaw.com/post/fall-2019-maritime-and-trade-law-class

03/29/2019

AHOY MATEYS!!! Your local Charleston Seamen survived a day at Sea!!! Tomorrow’s horizon brings a new slew of problems, but our vessel/restaurant shall stay the course! #CSOL #CharlestonLaw #Admiralty #AdmiraltyLaw #MaritimeLaw #MootCourt #JohnRBrown #ProfessorNorthy

en.mehrnews.com 03/20/2019

Iranian cargo ship capsizes in Bandar Abbas, all crew rescued

So many torts!!!

en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 19 (MNA) – A 90-meter long cargo ship, carrying 153 containers of Iranian exported goods, has overturned at Shahid Rajaei Port in Bandar Abbas near the Persian Gulf, on Tuesday, leaving three crew members injured.

[03/19/19]   ALUMNI and ATTORNEYS:


CSOL is hosting the John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition next Thursday - Saturday, March 28 - 30th!!


We need volunteers to judge a few rounds of competition! Please find the days and times listed below! If you are available, Professor North and I would greatly appreciate your help!


Thursday, March 28:
9:00am (needs the most help)
10:30am
1:30pm
3:00pm


Friday, March 29:
9:00am
10:30am
3:00pm

Please let me know if you are able to volunteer as soon as possible! Also, please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues!

Thank you!
Hanan

[email protected]

03/07/2019

MLS was honored to host Brian Starer, Esq. today! Mr. Starer spoke to students, alumni, professors, and local maritime attorneys about the on-going Prestige case in Spain! Thank you, Mr. Starer for an insightful lecture!

And special thanks to Professor Schreck and Professor North for their continued efforts in coordinating our Maritime Lecture Series!

Pictured: (left to right) AJ Bilbrey (CSOL ‘18), Brian Starer, Professor Dal Schreck.

docs.google.com 02/27/2019

Volunteer Judge

ALUMNI:

If you would like to help judge the John Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition at CSOL on March 28-29, please sign up using the link below!

Best,
Hanan

docs.google.com Thank you for volunteering to judge the John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition. Please fill out the information below to let us know when you are available to judge.

02/18/2019

Gary English, Esq. came back to CSOL today to talk about the Realities of the Shipping Industry! Thank you, Mr. English! Keep an eye out for our next Maritime Professionalism Series on March 6th!

[02/18/19]   Maritime PROFESSIONALISM Series:

MONDAY. Feb 18. 12:00pm.

Location: Charleston Museum

Speaker: Gary English, Esq.

Bio: Associate General Counsel for Maersk Line and US Marine Management

TOPIC: An In-House Counsel's Perspective on Legalities and Economic Realities of the Shipping Industry

Spread the word!!

[02/14/19]   Maritime PROFESSIONALISM Series:

MONDAY. Feb 18. 12:00pm.

Location: Charleston Museum

Speaker: Gary English, Esq.

Bio: Associate General Counsel for Maersk Line and US Marine Management

TOPIC: An In-House Counsel's Perspective on Legalities and Economic Realities of the Shipping Industry

Spread the word!!

02/06/2019

Some of our awesome exec members at the student org fair today!!

[02/05/19]   TOMORROW:

Harbour Cruise Early Bird Tickets will be avaliable for purchase for the FIRST 40 STUDENTS at the Student Fair for $20.

Stipulations:
1) Early Bird Tickets can only be purchased in person at our table at the Fair through venmo, cash, check,
2) you can buy tickets for your friends,
3) do not Venmo us if you are not present,
4) Early Bird Tickets will be sold ONLY at our table, tomorrow Feb 5 from 12pm-1:15pm,
5) For the first 40 students ONLY,
6) Harbour Cruise is on Friday, April 12th

See you tomorrow,
Hanan

01/25/2019

Low Tide Brewing

To our #coastguard , #tsa , and all other #federalemployees that are affected by the government shutdown we want to buy you a beer.... or two! You deserve it and we want to thank you. **Fine print: limited to 2 per person each day during shutdown with proof** #furlough #federalemployeesmatter #governmentshutdown #itslowtidesomewhere #drinkfreshdrinklocal #johnsisland #payitfurloughed

[01/18/19]   WEDNESDAY. Jan 23. 12:00-1:15pm. 334.

Professor North will be hosting an Admiralty Primer this Wednesday in room 334 (near Professor Batla’s Office). Lunch will be provided!

Purpose: to provide a basic understanding of Admiralty history and jurisdiction! This will be highly beneficial, especially to those who haven’t taken a basic Admiralty course, but are enrolled in the 1-credit Maritime courses.

Additionally, this primer is great for 1Ls and 2Ls who are interested in Admiralty! It will help you decide if you would like to further your career in the field!

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Best,
Hanan

12/23/2018

Admiralty Case up for cert!!! Keep an eye out for the holding!! Courtesy of, Professor Hines.

abcnews4.com 12/22/2018

Tipped over 18-wheeler blocking I-526 eastbound atop Wando Bridge

Potential admiralty case!!

abcnews4.com Mount Pleasant Police and other local emergency responders are working Friday to clear a tipped-over 18 wheeler from the top of the James B. Edwards Bridge (Wando Bridge) on Interstate 526 eastbound. Video from Dept. of Transportation cameras and photos submitted by ABC News 4 viewers show a contain...

11/27/2018

Melbourne Cow Save

Example of an unseaworthy vessel.

UPDATE - The ship has been banned from leaving the port and cattle are starting to be unloaded!
https://www.facebook.com/1576837392623481/posts/2019408148366401/

*** BREAKING - PLEASE SHARE - ROLLING LIVE EXPORT SHIP ***

Live Export Ship MV Jawan with 4327 Cows started rolling drastically at the Port of Portland this morning (an hour past Warrnambool) and has now been detained in the port.

What has happened to the cattle on the ship? That ship was tipping tremendously and some must have been injured.

We are waiting to hear more and will keep you up to date. We have people working behind the scenes to contact the appropriate authorities and media outlets.

Please share this widely.

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*UPDATE* - 4pm, Friday November 23rd.

The ship is still in the Port of Portland and has been moved and hidden so it’s not in plain sight of the general public.

Reports they are pumping out water but we will get that confirmed ASAP.

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*UPDATE* - 8pm, Friday November 23rd.

The cows are still onboard. And they are pumping water from the back end. No transparency. So much silence from Portland.
Updated post here with photos - https://www.facebook.com/1576837392623481/posts/2017343001906249/

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*UPDATE* - 8:30pm, Friday November 23rd.

About 380 cattle have been unloaded from the vessel and returned to the feedlot and are now under the control of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/cattle-export-ship-detained-in-victoria/news-story/c58149445dabd57d25365a4e874dc643

11/13/2018

This past Friday, MLS co-hosted The CSOL Coastal and Environmental Law Summit!!

Here is a picture of our Maritime Law Panel discussing Oil Pollution Issues in Maritime Law!

(left to right) Captain Cameron, Professor North, Professor Hines, Hanan Zaki, and Colleen Jacoby.

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81 Mary St
Charleston, SC
29401

General information

President: Kendall Miller Vice President: Landon Brock Secretary: Michael Zinszer Treasurer: Calvin Brackin Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer North Admiral's Club: William La Salle, Chris Lutz
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