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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.

Statutory Law and Rules

United States Code—United States Code Annotated—United States Code Service

Consult the General Index or Title Index for particular topics. Pertinent titles include:

Title 33: "Navigation and Navigable Waters"

Title 46 and Title 46 Appendix: "Shipping"

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, "Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims." Found in each edition as follows:

U.S. Code: With Title 28 Appendix

U.S.C.A.: With Title 28 (vol. containing Rules 68-End)

U.S.C.S.: With Court Rules at end of set (vol. containing Rules 60-End)


"Rules of the Road"

"International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972":

33 U.S.C. § 1602 

"Inland Navigation Rules":

33 U.S.C. §§ 2001-2038


Edelman, Paul S., and Warren Freedman. Marine Laws, Navigation and Safety. KF1104.U5 1994

Loose-leaf excerpts of statutory and treaty law.


Case Law

Case Law/Lloyd's


Lloyds Law Report and Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly can be accessed online. Please check with a Reference Librarian to obtain access.

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