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Spring 2023

6350 Admiralty, PI & Death - UNGER- 14956

Professor(s): John  Unger (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 100 

Course Outline: The objectives of this course are to teach the substantive law of the subject matter in a manner which will provide a historical review of the law and present day status; to consider ethical and professional questions related to the subject matter, and to integrate the subject matter with the analytical and practical skills necessary to the practice of law in this area.

Adjunct Professor John Unger is has practiced maritime law in Houston for more than 40 years. He is the former Managing Partner at Royston, Rayzor, Vickery and William LLP.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota- 12


First Day Assignments: Pages 1 to A 34 in main course book

Final Exam Schedule: 05/03 5-8pm  100    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

No book required for this course

Course Materials: YES

The assigned text is Maritime Personal Injury and Death by Gus A. Schill, Jr. and John F. Unger (Obtain a copy of the course book and the Supplement at the Dean’s Office prior to start of classes).