Athens – Maritime Law


5th consecutive year – The 5th edition of the ELSA Greece Summer Law School on "Maritime Law" focuses on the current legal issues in the field of environmental law. Knowledge of this field is the key factor in understanding and avoiding the harmful effects of shipping on the environment.

Given that the commerce of the world is principally carried in ships, Maritime Law and especially the marine environmental protection is a challenging international field for legal scientists, that enables them to acquire practical legal skills, in order to consider rewarding career opportunities in the global investment, banking and securities markets.

Our high-quality and intensive academic programme is a combination of distinguished speakers and specialized workshops, which will offer the participants an in-depth understanding of how the maritime and environmental law interact, by focusing on the analysis of  the accidents that take place in the sea, the maritime pollution, the measures which have been established for dealing with pollution incidents, the ship recycling and the role of the committee in developing legal instruments to protect the marine environment and enhance the social and economic growth .

Based in Athens, Greece’s capital , the birthplace of democracy, the center of arts and the cradle of the Western civilization you will be amazed by the combination of Classical, Neoclassical and Modern architecture.

Glancing at the remnants of the past through guided tours you will discover the heritage of Greece being depicted on the epitomy of glory of ancient Greece, the Parthenon of Acropolis. You will have the chance to visit the Areios Pagos, the most ancient law court of the world, as long as remarkable museums with ancient, byzantine, roman and contemporary works of art and wander around Plaka and Monastiraki, the most picturesque quarters of Athens with narrow streets, traditional, busy neighborhoods and small, classical buildings, where you will experience the traditional Greek cuisine with fresh national dishes, accompanied by ingredients of Greek hospitality, generosity and courtesy.

Get ready to experience your best Summer in Greece with plenty of places, where you can admire the sea, the beautiful coasts and ports, alongside with the stunning panoramic and breathtaking views, whilst enjoying the vivid nightlife in bars, clubs, ouzeris, tavernas, rooftops, since the mediterranean way of life means going out from dusk till dawn.

Let yourself be captivated by Athens. The city that never sleeps!


Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni/Member of a Partner Organisation - 380€
Non-Member - 420€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 30€
Athens, Greece
Hotel Astor, Athens(city centre of Athens)
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Academic Partner
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hellenic Managment Center
Academic Programme

Maritime Law is the distinct body of law, governing navigation and shipping, while maritime transport constitutes the backbone of international trade and global economy, especially for all sea-faring nations, with Greece having a historically predominant role among them. Aiming to bridge the gap between academic theory and practice, we will address the legal aspects of a rapidly evolving and highly competitive shipping industry.

Our academic programme will include the analysis of case studies & interactive workshops:

  • International Law of the Sea
  • Sustainable Shippping
  • Marine Pollution
  • IMO: Marine Enviroment
  • Particural Sensitive Sea Areas
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Charter Parties
  • Marine casualty
  • Legal regimes for environmental protection
  • Marine Insurance Law
  • Ship recycling
  • Trade and enviroment

Morever, the academic programme includes institutinal visit to Piraeus Rort Authority and the Marine Museum of Greece

Apply here