Maritime law glossaries

shipThere is a section of the website of McGill University in Canada devoted to maritime and admiralty law, that was maintained and provided by the late William Tetley¹.

It contains a range of references to articles and decisions, and in particular makes available an extensive Glossary of Maritime Law Terms.

As you will see, the glossary definitions also include references and/or links to landmark cases, and key legislation. There are also some translations in French/Spanish/Italian/German depending on the term. Hyperlinks have been included for cross-references. The glossary is available here.

In a similar vein, there is a Glossary of Conflict of Laws (see here), and a Glossary of International Conventions and National Laws of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the People’s Republic of China (see here).

Regarding the bibliographical references in the general section (here), unfortunately many of the external links seem to be broken (for me at least) but those interested will be able to source the documents by using the references given.


¹ William Tetley, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime and Commercial Law, Tulane University; Counsel to Langlois Kronström Desjardins (Langlois Gaudreau O’Connor) of Montreal and Quebec City.


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