Maritime law seminar bound to make waves

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Michael Underdown will speak about maritime law for the JCU Law Seminar Series.

The spotlight will turn to maritime and port law for James Cook University’s (JCU) Law Seminar Series next week.

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Dr Michael Underdown will present Mayday! Mayday! on July 9, when he will discuss topics including ship arrest, piracy and hot pursuit on the water.

Michael’s presentation will look at how maritime law applies to the activities of Cairns, a port with a cruise terminal, a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat base, and various port industries.

Michael studied Law and Oriental Studies in Australia, Belgium, Portugal and Germany and, in addition to academic appointments in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, has held research fellowships in the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, China and South Korea. 

He is admitted to the High Courts of Australia and New Zealand and has practised as both a solicitor and barrister, specialising in maritime law, port law and fisheries law, and was a Special Counsel at Clayton Utz.

The free seminar will be held online and at JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield, at 10am. The one-hour presentation is worth 1 CPD point.

Register here. For details of other presentations in the James Cook University Law Seminar Series, visit the website.

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