Teaching and Learning the Law of Boats

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Robert Anderson

Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law

Date Written: 2011


I have taught admiralty and maritime law exactly twice. That experience hardly makes me an expert in training future proctors. What that experience does give me, however, is the perspective that comes from having recently confronted the challenges of learning the field myself. And that perspective has led me to teach the admiralty survey course differently from how I teach any of my other classes and differently from how i perceive other admiralty classes that are taught by more experienced teachers. In this essay, I hope to explain how and why I teach admiralty differently, with the hope of offering a new teacher's perspective on revitalizing the admiralty survey course.

Keywords: admiralty, maritime, teaching, course instruction

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Robert, Teaching and Learning the Law of Boats (2011). St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 55, No. 549, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2207753

Robert Anderson (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University - Rick J. Caruso School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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