Gujarat Maritime University LLM Maritime Law Mock Test Series

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CLAT PG 2020 - 100 Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers
  • 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019
  • 50 Full Length Mock tests of 100 questions each - from a question bank of 9500 selected MCQs
  • 50 Mini Mock tests of 25 questions each - for quick practice sessions
  • Each Full Mock Test is designed as a Model Paper
  • List of Indicative / Likely Subjective Type Questions & Topics
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Summary list of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi

Note : The admissions for the LLM Maritime Law program are through the CLAT PG Scores

Merchant shipping is the lifeblood of the world’s economy, supporting around 90% of Global International Trade. There are over 100,000 commercial ocean going ships worldwide. A country’s commercial shipping fleet is usually referred to as the ‘Merchant Navy’. In addition to sea shipping, there are also a large number of Inland Shipping vessels, which run on rivers, lakes and canals, offering the most economical mode for carrying bulk cargo.

Merchant shipping or Maritime Law is a relatively complex field, since there can be multiple jurisdictions and legal processes. A ship can be owned by one country, carry a flag of another country , travel between a bevy of other countries across the world , while being operated by an International crew.

Maritime law covers a wide range of subjects like carriage of cargo and passengers, marine pollution liabilities, freezing injunctions, ship & crew seizure or arrests, towing contracts, limitation of liabilities, maritime liens, salvage, collision liabilities and commercial arbitration.

Indian Lawyers and Law firms are slowly making inroads into the field of Maritime Law which has been traditionally dominated by foreign firms. Thus, an LLM in Maritime Law program would be ideal for students and professionals aiming to specialize in this interesting and lucrative field of law.

GMU also offers an LLM program with specialization in International Trade Law. Read more about it here : Gujarat Maritime University LLM in International Trade Law

About Gujarat Maritime University

Gujarat Maritime University has been established under the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009. The prime objective of Gujarat Maritime University is to be a global center of excellence in maritime education, research & development and professional training.

They launched with a set of specialized programs, including the LLM in Maritime Law and will be eventually offering a range of options, ranging from short-term certification to long term PG qualifications.

The programs offered by GMU are expected to be in-line with the needs of various fields and sectors such as :

  • Shipping and Trading Industries
  • Stevedores
  • Maritime charters
  • Freight Forwarders / Customs House Agents (CHAs)
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Companies
  • Management Consultancy Firms specifically engaged in Maritime Consultancy
  • Shipping organizations
  • Professional Marine Underwriting Companies
  • Port Authorities and Other Associations
  • Salvage organizations
  • Ship Management Companies
  • Indian Naval Services
  • Shipping Brokers
  • Process Outsourcing Firms
  • Legal Firms practicing in Admiralty Law
  • P & I Clubs

Eligibility criteria for the GMU – LLM Maritime Law

The basic prerequisite for the GMU LLM in Maritime Law is a BCI recognized LL.B. degree/equivalent degree in law from a recognized University, with not less than 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST students). Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can apply provisionally, subject to the production of necessary qualification documents before or at the time of admission – as may be required by the University.

Admission Process for GMU – LLM Maritime Law

Candidates seeking admission to the GMU – LL.M in Maritime Law must appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT PG) , conducted by the Consortium of National law Universities.
Candidates will be selected strictly on the basis of their performance / ranking in the CLAT PG.

There is no additional interview / GD / GT as part of the process.

While this course is definitely helpful to those who are already working in the industry, it will also help General Law Graduates and practicing Lawyers get on to the very exciting and challenging field of Maritime Law. This LLM can be a doorway into the world of shipping and the diverse legalities that ships need to comply with, at both National & International levels.

Main themes of the LLM in Maritime Law

While the syllabus of the Maritime Law LLM program will have all the essential courses needed for this specialization, there will be certain themes that will be focal points of the study.

  • Admiralty Law – including  acquisitions and transfer of interest in ships; ship mortgages; collisions; salvage; and marine pollution.
  • International Law of the Sea – exploring the legal framework of a range of maritime and allied commercial activities
  • Marine Insurance Law – exploring circumstances in which risks to parties, cargo and ships involved in international trade can be covered
  • International Sales Law – including Shipping contracts and other commercial transactions
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea – including charter party agreements, marine environment

Syllabus covered in GMU’s Maritime Law LLM

The tentative range of topics covered in the LLM program is as below. The syllabus is subject to change and is expected to be updated on the basis of Industry demand and relevance.

  • Comparative Public Law / System Of Governance
  • Law And Justice In Globalized World
  • Research Methods And Legal Writing
  • International Law And Law Of The Sea
  • Trade And Transport Regulation And Carriage Of Goods By Sea, Road, Rail, Air And Multi-modal Transportation
  • Maritime Law And Shipping Contracts , Charter parties, Bills Of Lading – Applicable Instruments And Standard Contracts, Lay time & Demurrage, Salvage, Pilotage and Towage
  • Marine Environment
  • Marine Insurance
  • Indian Admiralty Jurisdiction And Laws Pertaining To Maritime Disputes

Student Exchange programme at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

A highlight of the GMU Maritime Law LLM program is a 2 week international study tour organized to visit the Erasmus University, a premier maritime university at Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam is considered to be the Maritime Capital of Europe. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe, and it is one of the world’s busiest ports.

The students will gain practical experience by visiting international ports, shipyards, ship owners associations, maritime legal experts etc.

While the to and fro (tickets, visa and other travel related experience) will have to be met by the students themselves, the cost of training at the Netherlands including the boarding and lodging will be sponsored by the Gujarat Maritime University.

Candidate Documents for Admissions to the GMU LLM in Maritime Law

As mentioned earlier, the admissions will be on the basis of the CLAT PG exam that is conducted for admissions to the LLM programs of various NLUs. Only current year’s CLAT PG scores will be considered.  The essential documentation that candidates should have for completing the application are as below.

  • 10th Mark sheet and pass Certificate (Original and two photocopies)
  • 12th Mark sheet and pass Certificate (Original and  two photocopies)
  • LLB Mark sheet and pass Certificate (Original and two photocopies)
  • CLAT PG Admit card (downloaded copy)
  • CLAT PG Mark sheet/Score card issued by CLAT Consortium (Downloaded copy)
  • Aadhar card (Original and two photocopies)
  • Caste Certificate (Original and two photocopies, If applied under reserved category)
  • Gujarat domicile certificate (Original and two photocopies, If applied under reserved category)
  • Undertaking (Format will be provided during admission process)
  • Application form (Format will be provided during admission process)
  • UGC Undertaking (Format will be provided during admission process)
  • Parents Undertaking (Format will be provided during admission process)

 

Frequently Asked Questions About the GMU Maritime Law LLM program


WHEN DID GMU START THE MARITIME LAW LLM PROGRAM?

The Gujarat Maritime University under School of Maritime Law Policy and Administration started the Maritime Law LLM program from the 2019 Academic Year i.e July 2019


WHAT IS THE DURATION OF MARITIME LAW LLM PROGRAM?

The LLM- Maritime Law will be of 1 Year Duration


WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND ADMISSION PROCESS FOR THE MARITIME LAW PROGRAM?
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY LLM ADMISSION ?

The details of the eligibility criteria and the admissions process is mentioned in detail earlier in this article. The overview of the eligibility and admissions process is as below :

  • Eligibility criteria: An LL.B graduate from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks in graduation is eligible to apply for the Maritime Law LLM
  • Admission process: Score of the admission test (CLAT PG)
  • See the official prospectus and announcement for the year for specific details

HOW MANY SEATS ARE THERE FOR MARITIME LAW  LLM?

To start with, GMU shall offer the Maritime Law LLM specialization with 15 seats (In 2019). The number may vary year on year. Refer to the official announcement of the year for the latest details.


HOW SHOULD I APPLY FOR THE ADMISSIONS TO THE MARITIME LAW LLM AT GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY ?

The online application form will be available under the admissions tab on the GMU website – http://gmu.edu.in/

Every year, there will be an official announcement calling for applications. Keep checking the official website for details.

Since the admissions is done on the basis of CLAT PG scores, ensure that you take the exam in the year in which you seek to join. The CLAT PG application process is completely independent of the GMU application process.


WHEN ARE THE CLASSES GOING TO COMMENCE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR?

The tentative Academic Calendar for the Maritime Law LLM program shall commence around mid July.  Refer to the University website for details of the specific year.


WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FIELD OF MARITIME LAW?
HOW ARE THE GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ?
  • Opportunities to work for established law firms which serve big clients
  • Increasing demand for Maritime Lawyers by trading companies, shipping companies and agencies, insurance companies
  • Increasing business in India of the overseas shipping companies which demands dedicated professionals with knowledge of maritime law
  • Increasing work in the maritime space because of reasons like ship arrest, cargo claims and P and I related work which provides excellent opportunities
  • High rating of Indian lawyers in global maritime sector
  • Growing opportunities to work overseas with P & I clubs and shipping companies
  • A large number of Indian companies setting up overseas companies for chartering and shipping and this would provide great scope to service them or be employed with them

IS THERE A PLACEMENT PROCESS FOR LLM MARITIME LAW?
HOW ARE THE GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS ?
  • Due to the fact that GMU will be a unique Institute focused on Maritime Law and the course is a niche specialization, there will be industry interest in the graduating students
  • Placement processes in most Tier 1 & 2 Institutes is a Student & Faculty driven process; the model should be followed by the students of this course also
  • After the first few batches are placed in various companies, the reputation of the company will grow
  • Due to the relatively small batch size and the increasing demand for Maritime Law Professionals, placements are expected to be on par with the NLUs

HOW IS GMU SOURCING ITS FACULTY FOR THE MARITIME LAW LLM, AS THERE IS A SCARCITY IN THIS NICHE FIELD IN INDIA?
  • As per the University’s website, the faculty shall be sourced through a mix of Academicians and Industry personnel.
  • GMU is also collaborating with many international Maritime Institutions which are considered to be the best in the world.
  • Faculty of national and global repute shall be invited to teach specific modules of their expertise and a few modules shall be taken up by the renowned faculty of GNLU.

ARE THERE ANY PLANS TO LAUNCH DISTANCE LEARNING OR PART TIME COURSES IN MARITIME LAW?

Over the next few years, GMU will be introducing new programs, which may eventually include Distance Learning or Part time Courses.


IS HOSTEL/RESIDENTIAL FACILITY AVAILABLE FOR CANDIDATES ENROLLING INTO THE MARITIME LAW LLM?

Hostel facility will be available for students partially in Campus and partially Off Campus. Currently the University is operating from the GNLU campus. The facilities will expand once the Institute moves to it’s own dedicated campus.


HOW IS THE GUJARAT MARITIME LAW LLM FEES STRUCTURE ?

Currently the approximate fees for the LLM program is mentioned as below :

  • For Indian candidates – (Including Mess Charges) – ₹ 200000/- *
  • For NRIs & Foreign Nationals (including Mess Charges) – ₹ 110000/- + 4000 USD *

* Students should also factor in the cost of the international travel expenses (To Rotterdam), which will be in addition to the fee mentioned above. Refer to the specific year’s admissions brochures for complete details.


WHERE CAN I FIND GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY REVIEWS ?

Since GMU has started it’s courses recently, the University may not be part of most popular rankings. Also, this being a niche area of Law, there might not be enough parametric data to compare it with other Institutions such as the NLUs.

However, since this is a Government Established University, the Institute will eventually have all the advantages and benefits as applicable to any of the NLUs. The Degrees and Certifications will also enjoy high levels of acceptance and credibility in the Industry.


HOW CAN I CONTACT GMU ?
WHAT IS THE GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY CONTACT NUMBER ?
WHAT IS GUJARAT MARITIME UNIVERSITY’S ADDRESS ?

Currently GMU is operating from the GNLU campus. The complete contact details including the phone number and generic email address are as below. For admissions related queries, you can email the other email ID as mentioned in the previous answer.

GMU Transitory Campus:
GNLU Campus,
Attalika Avenue Knowledge Corridor,
Koba, Gandhinagar
Gujarat – 382426

General email : contact@gujaratmaritimeuniversity.in

Phone : +91 79 23270500


HOW CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION ?

You can refer to the University’s website at https://gmu.edu.in or you can also email the School of Law, Policy and Administration at : admissions@gmu.edu.in


GMU also offers an LLM program with specialization in International Trade Law. Read more about it here : Gujarat Maritime University LLM in International Trade Law


Note : The admissions for the LLM Maritime Law program are through the CLAT PG Scores.

The details on this page are subject to change. Refer to the GMU website for the latest and official information.

CLAT PG 2020 - 100 Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers
  • 11 CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with official answer keys - 2009 to 2019
  • 50 Full Length Mock tests of 100 questions each - from a question bank of 9500 selected MCQs
  • 50 Mini Mock tests of 25 questions each - for quick practice sessions
  • Each Full Mock Test is designed as a Model Paper
  • List of Indicative / Likely Subjective Type Questions & Topics
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Summary list of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs in CLAT PG 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR & NLU Delhi

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