AVIATION LAW & POLICY
2012/2013, Semester 1
Modular Credits: LL4004 ( 4 ) / LL5004 ( 4 ) / LL6004 ( 4 )
This course provides an insight into international civil aviation and the legal and regulatory issues facing airlines, governments and the common passenger. Issues raised include public air law and policy, aviation security in light of recent global developments and private air law. Topics to be discussed include the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, bilateral services agreements, aircraft safety, terrorism and aviation security, carrier liability for death or injury to passengers and environmental concerns in aviation. Competition among airlines will also be analysed, including business strategies such as code-sharing, frequent flier schemes and alliances. The severe competitive environment introduced by weakening economies, volatile fuel prices, war and terrorism will also be discussed. This course will be relevant for individuals with a keen interest in air travel, and is designed for those interested in joining the aviation industry or large law firms with an aviation practice.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
9 Sessions over 3 week; Three, 3hr weekly seminar
Intensive Module: 14 - 30 August 2012 [Make-up seminar in Wed, 22 Aug (1 - 4pm) - Venue: SR 4-2]
Mode of Assessment:
Written Assignment - 10% & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 90% [Release: Sat 6 Oct 2012 (1pm); Due: Sat 6 Oct 2012 (7pm)]