Susan Hawker - Course Director, Hamburg Akademie
• What is maritime law?
• The legal “shipping picture” explained
• Fundamental issues
• The role of bills of lading in modern trade
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Susan is course director for the BSc in Shipping and Logistics at HST Akademie Hamburg, a course offered by HST in collaboration with London Metropolitan University.
Susan is also an Adjunct Professor at the London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana, USA), and visiting lecturer at Cass Business School (City University). She also lectures for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’ courses, and for the UKSA’s MCA Yacht Masters’ qualification.
In addition to her academic work, Susan speaks at and chairs commercial shipping seminars, and undertakes in-house legal training. Before going into academia Susan qualified as a barrister and worked in P & I. She is the law consultant and examiner for the Grain & Feed Trade Association (“GAFTA”).
In addition to authoring several maritime law modules for various shipping distance learning courses for Informa plc, and contributing comments and articles to trade journals and newsletters, Susan contributes a chapter on International Sales to Commercial Law: Pearsons (2nd ed 2013), edited by Professors Jason Chuah and Michael Furmston.
Susan is an executive member of the London Maritime Law & Policy Group (“LUMPL”), which was established in 2008 as a non-profit making collaborative network of London academic institutions with research interests in maritime law and policy. The Group holds a highly successful PhD seminar each year, and other seminars to which members’ collective students are invited, in addition to trade practitioners. These seminars attract favourable attention from the shipping press (Lloyd’s List).