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Charleston School of Law looks to the sea (access required)

While “admiralty and maritime law” might conjure the image of a peg-legged captain helming a three-masted clipper, Harold Creel can assure you it’s an area of the law that remains vital in the modern world. “People, when I tell them I do admiralty law, they say ‘That’s quaint,’ and I say, well it is a means by which trade is conducted, and that’s the way it’s going to be, barring the development of any new technology,” he said.

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Charleston Law to offer new maritime law program (access required)

Charleston School of Law hopes to enroll about a dozen students in a new master’s program focusing on admiralty and maritime law beginning next fall. The new program will begin ahead of the expected 2014 completion of the Panama Canal lock project, which will allow extra-large “Post-Panamax” ships to navigate the canal and thus have greater access to ports on the East coast.

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