Admiralty - Pathfinder
June 2011 - by Suzanne Elliott and Lori Hagen
This pathfinder will be useful in finding information about Admiralty law, or maritime law. This body of law deals with such matters as marine commerce, marine navigation, shipping, sailors and the movement of goods on the water.
Admiralty law in the United States is affected by international law, including many multilateral treaties, and is an offshoot of British admiralty laws.
U.S. Admiralty laws state that any ship is subject to the flag of the country it is flying. A ship flying an American flag that is stopped in Russian waters, for example, is subject to American law.
According to the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to oversee both interstate and international commerce, which includes the transportation of both people and goods on water.
- United States Code
Title 28. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
Title 33. Navigation and Navigable Waters
Title 43. Shipping
- AllLaw - Admiralty and Maritime Legal Information
- FindLaw - Admiralty
- LII (Cornell) - Admiralty
- MegaLaw - Admiralty / Maritime Law
- WashLaw - Admiralty/Maritime Law
- Admiralty and maritime law / by Robert Force. Washington, D.C. Federal Judicial Center, c2004. (also available free online)
- Admiralty and maritime law / by Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Thomson/West Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minn. c2004.
- Admiralty in a nutshell / by Frank L. Maraist,West Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minn. c2010.
- Admiralty jurisdiction, law, and practice : with an appendix, containing rules, statutes, and forms / Melvin M. Cohen 1 v. Boston, Soule & Bugbee, c1883. (Also available online if an authorized user)
- Benedict on admiralty. Matthew Bender, 1958-. (Also available on Lexis if an authorized user)
- Courts of admiralty and the common law: origins of the American experiment in concurrent jurisdiction / by Steven T. Snell. Durham, N.C., Carolina Academic Press c2007.
- Australia and New Zealand Maritime Law (available online - free)
- Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce (also available via HeinOnline to authorized users)
- Transportation Law Journal. University of Denver Law School. (also available via HeinOnline to authorized users)
- Tulane Maritime Law Journal. Tulane University School of Law. (also available via HeinOnline to authorized users)
- University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal. University of San Francisco Admiralty & Maritime Law Society. (also available via HeinOnline to authorized users)
- Justia - Admiralty Law