Teaching and training by NILOS

Studying law of the sea in Utrecht

NILOS staff is involved in specialised teaching in the law of the sea within and outside Utrecht University. The Utrecht University School of Law offers a Master programme in Public International Law that provides opportunities for students who wish to specialise in law of the sea. In the framework of the Master programme it is possible to follow the course International law of the sea, to do an individual research project and write the master thesis on law of the sea topics. Other elements of the master programme provide students with a solid basis in public international law, which is essential in working with the law of the sea.

Tailor-made courses

NILOS offers tailor-made courses on the law of the sea that can be designed in consultation with a client. NILOS has regularly provided a two-day training course on the law of the sea for Dutch government officials. In June 2012 NILOS developed and taught a course on the law of the sea for officials of the Government of Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland.

Contact NILOS for further information.

Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy

NILOS participates in the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, together with the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (University of Virginia Law School, United States); the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland); the Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law (Rhodes, Greece); the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore (Singapore); the Korea Maritime Institute (Seoul, Korea) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany).

The Academy entails an intensive, three-week course of study, with lectures by leading jurists, practitioners, and international law faculty from around the world. Although it is a single course of study, the program is divided into two distinct units. The first two weeks focus on the foundations of modern oceans law, recent developments, and an overview of the 1982 United Nations Conference of the Law of the Sea. In the second week, several short courses address specific topics under the rubric of oceans law and policy. The third week typically focuses on an issue of current concern to the international community.

Further information on the Rhodes Academy