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Admiralty and Maritime Law

This guide is intended as a starting point for research in admiralty and maritime law at the University of Richmond Law Library. It includes both primary and secondary materials, in both print and electronic formats.

Library Catalog

For books, treatises, and other materials about various subjects, check the library's online catalog, searching keywords such as Admiralty

Catalog Searching

To find materials in the online catalog, try searching under the following Library of Congress subject headings (and their subdivisions)

Access to the Sea (International Law)


Arrest of Ships

Liability for Marine Accidents

Marine Accidents

Maritime Law

Maritime Liens

Naval Law





Territorial Waters

War, Martime (International Law)

Shelf browsing

To browse materials on the shelves, go to the following areas of the library:


Oil pollution damages -- K956 (3rd floor)

International carriage of goods -- K1150-K1266 (3rd floor)

Marine pollution -- K3586-K3592 (3rd floor)

Shipbuilding -- K3974.S4 (3rd floor)

Navigation and shipping generally -- K4150-K4235 (3rd floor)

Piracy at sea -- K5277 (2nd floor)

British marine insurance -- KD1802-KD1845 (2nd floor)

British shipping laws -- KD2810 (2nd floor)

U.S. sea carriage law -- KF1096-KF1137 (2nd floor)

U.S. navigation and shipping law -- KF2531-KF2654 (2nd floor)

Wetlands and coastal zone protection -- KF5624-KF5627 (2nd floor)

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