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LLM789 – Maritime Law

University

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Subject

Maritime Law

Module Code

LLM789
Maritime Law
Task(s)-content

·         This final assessment will invite you to submit a coursework essay. Your capacity to prepare this courseworkwillreflectyour engagementwiththe module’s material across the semester.

·         Yourpersonal researcharoundthe coursework’s core issueswill beessentialonce the coursework preparation period starts.

·         Thiseffortwilltypicallyinvolveyourcapacitytocarryoutsomeefficientdesk-basedresearch into qualitative material that can largely be found online.

·         Thematerialthatcanbeaccessedthroughthemodule’sMoodlepagecanhelpyoustartasa base to prepare this coursework assignment. However, this material may only serve as a base. Finalising a performing draft essentially requires you to carry out some extensive research around the topic based on your understanding of the coursework assignment. This will evidence your capacity to master the topics and issues related to your studies while on the programme.

·         PleasenotethatnoGenerativeAItextisallowed.

Task(s)-format

·         Youshould prepare andsubmita 3500-wordessay,supportedbyfootnotes anda bibliography.

·         YourOSCOLAfootnotes and bibliography are includedinthis total wordcount.

·         Allessaysmustbetypewritten,inArialorVerdanafontstyles,fontsize11.

·         Essaysshouldbeleftaligned,have1.5″spacingandbeononesideofA4paper.Itmustbe word processed, fully referenced, and include a bibliography, and must follow usual academic guidelines.

·         Youressay MUSTincludefootnotes.Please notethatyourfootnotesisagoodindicationof the depth, extent and relevance of your research as part of your coursework preparation.

·         Yourfinalsubmissionmustbeyourownwork,andshouldbefreefromplagiarism,or borrowing from other academic sources.

·         All footnotes and bibliography must be fully checked and in the correct OSCOLA form and formatforacademic legalworks. Please consulttheOSCOLA guides,whichisavailable on CampusMoodle,andonline(byasimpleGooglesearch)whichoffervaluableguidance on OSCOLAformatting.

·         Youressaymustbeclearlymarkedwithyourstudentnumber.

·         Theessay’stotalwordcountmustappearonthetitlepage.

 

Whatisexpectedofmeinthisassessment?
·         On Submission Deadline: Any coursework received late, without valid reason, will be regarded as a non-submission (NS) and a failure. If you have a valid reason for missing the deadline, you should complete and submit the relevant form before the submission date not after the deadline.

·         SubmissionshouldbemadeintheTurnitinDropBoxonCampusMoodle.

 

 

Task(s)–QUESTION

 

 

 

 

HowwillIbe graded?
Agradewillbeprovidedforeachcriteriononthefeedbackgridwhichisspecifictotheassessment.

Theoverallgradefortheassessmentwillbecalculatedusingthealgorithmbelow.

 

A

Atleast50%ofthefeedbackgridtobeatGradeA,atleast75%ofthefeedbackgridtobeat Grade B or better, and normally 100% of the feedback grid to be at Grade C or better.
B Atleast50%ofthefeedbackgridtobeatGradeBorbetter,atleast75%ofthefeedbackgrid tobeatGradeCorbetter,andnormally100%ofthefeedbackgridtobeatGradeDorbetter.
C Atleast50%ofthefeedbackgridtobeatGradeCorbetter,andatleast75%ofthefeedback grid to be at Grade D or better.

 

HowwillIbe graded?
 

D

Atleast50%ofthefeedbackgridtobeatGradeDorbetter,andatleast75%ofthefeedback grid to be at Grade E or better.
E  

Atleast50%ofthefeedbackgridtobeatGradeEorbetter.

 

F

 

Failingtoachieveatleast50%ofthefeedbackgridtobeatGradeEorbetter.

 

NS

 

Non-submission.

*Ifthewordcountisabovethespecifiedwordlimitbymore/orbelow10%orthesubmissioncontainsanexcessive useoftextwithintables,thegradeforthesubmissionwillbereducedtothenextlowestgrade.

 

Feedback grid for Postgraduate Coursework

 

GRADE A B C D E F
DEFINITION/ CRITERIA (WEIGHTING) EXCELLENT

Outstanding Performance

COMMENDABLE/VERY GOOD

Meritorious

Performance

GOOD

HighlyCompetent Performance

SATISFACTORY

Competent Performance

BORDERLINEFAIL

FailureOpentoCondonement

UNSATISFACTORY

Fail

SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE

(30%)

Grade:

The submission clearly addresses the key issues covered by the question/ assignment.Thediscussionis insightful, well informed, and identifies the relevant legal/policy principles and authorities. It engages accurately with the relevant legal/policy principles, and fluidly connects them to academic/legalauthorities.

The work demonstrates excellent and original engagementwiththesubject area.

Thesubmission discusses the majority of the issues covered by theassignment, but this exploration could have been more thorough. The work providesawellfocused review of established academic/legal authoritiesalthoughthe discussion could have been technically moreengaging.

Thesubmission displays evidence of verygoodengagement withrelevantmaterial.

Thesubmission selectively touches on some of the issues raised by the assignment.The reviewof relevant legal/policy principles andauthorities proved sound but displayed a more limitedknowledge with a broad understandingand exploration Thesubmission identified somerelevant issues but the approach to the key legal/policy principles lacks focus and proved very broad. There are insufficient linkswithacademic/legal authorities, with only a marginal effort to display some insightful exploration of relevant material.Thesubmissionreflectsa lot of derivative views, although some are personal and suitably formulated. The final draft clearly lacks focus and does not identify the key legal/policyprinciples at stake. There is little evidence of relevant research/or original, personal thoughts. There was considerable inclusion of material that the student failed to demonstrate as relevant.Thefinaldiscussion does not display advanced evidenceofsuitableresearch, focus, and critical engagement. Thesubmissiondoesnot focus on the assignment’score questions/policy principles. There is clear evidenceoflackoffocus, qualityresearch, technicalinsight,andthe submission does not meetacceptable standards for academic work.

 

GRADE A B C D E F
DEFINITION/ CRITERIA (WEIGHTING) EXCELLENT

Outstanding Performance

COMMENDABLE/VERY GOOD

Meritorious

Performance

GOOD

HighlyCompetent Performance

SATISFACTORY

Competent Performance

BORDERLINEFAIL

FailureOpentoCondonement

UNSATISFACTORY

Fail

ANALYSIS &EVALUATION/ APPLICATIONOF THE LAW

 

 

(30%)

Grade:

The work displays advanced abilitytointroducethesubject matter and key tenets of the question/assignment.The student applies the law very well and make pertinent connections to the central issues/circumstances.

The discussion addresses the assignment by offering structuredandinformed views, and is extremely well linked to the question/issues/circumstances. The text also insightfully considers a variety of views/research.

The work provides detailed conclusions that have been criticallydiscussed/contrasted and which follow on logically from the earlier analysis.

The work displays a commendablecapacity to introduce the subjectmatter/or several tenets of the question/assignment. The discussion makes relevant references to the law with sound considerationofseveralcentral issues/circumstances.

The discussion is structured and well informed. It contrasts multiple views and research.

The work closes with selectively-derived conclusionsand connects well to the submission’sanalysis.

The work took a relevant focus but introducedthe question’ssubject matter/key tenets in fairly general terms. Thediscussion appears to rest on a generic, but good, approach to the law, even if limited in its technicalapproach, arguments,and consideration of more advanced issues/circumstances.

The discussion is structuredbutwould have welcomed a moreengaging considerationof relevantmaterial, policy and law.

The conclusion could have been better connectedtothecore ofthediscussion.The findings could have closed on more advanced/personal

views.

The work displays a limited exploration ofthe question/circumstances’relevantfocus/key tenets. The discussion appears to rest on a generic approach to the law, without offering a detailed exploration of the more generic material identified. It does not offer an insightfulconsideration ofthe issues/circumstancesat stake.

The discussion revolves around a logical presentation but more structureand engagementwith relevantmaterial,policy and law would have beenwelcome.

Theconclusionwas lacking in depth.

Establishingbetter connections with earlier findings would have

The work does not make sufficient, and relevant, connections with the question/circumstances’relevantfocus/keytenets.The discussion appears to be largely generic. There is very limited evidence of critical exploration/insight.

The discussion displaysseveral technical weaknesses. Thereisalackofstructureand engagement with relevant material, policy, and law.

The conclusion it is verylimitedin substance/findings/connection with earlier discussion.

The work does not rest on a suitable consideration of the assignment’scoretenets. There is no suitable exploration of the law/issues/circumstances atstake.

Thefinaldraftfailsto deliver a structured answerwhich

reflects on and considers informed views and research.

Theconclusionispooror non-existent.

 

GRADE A B C D E F
DEFINITION/ CRITERIA (WEIGHTING) EXCELLENT

Outstanding Performance

COMMENDABLE/VERY GOOD

Meritorious

Performance

GOOD

HighlyCompetent Performance

SATISFACTORY

Competent Performance

BORDERLINEFAIL

FailureOpentoCondonement

UNSATISFACTORY

Fail

alsoenhancedthe

performance.

COMMUNICATION

 

(20%)

Grade:

Awell-organised,professional submission, with excellent structure and presentation.

Very good connections between the core discussion and its conclusion/ findings.Ahighlevelofcompetencein the use of language and terminology, with minimal spelling, grammatical and typographicalerrors.

A very good level of presentationand structureis demonstrated.Very- well written, with competent use of languageand terminology,and generally free from spelling,grammatical andtypographical errors.Suitably connectingthe discussion to its conclusion/findings. This submission rests on a visible structure. Suitablelanguageand terminology, but with some minor spelling, grammatical,or typographicalerrors. The draft makes a goodefforttoconnect the discussion to its conclusion/findings. The submission comesinanacceptableformat, but withsome problems in structure and layout. The text shows multiple lapses from standard syntax,terminology and somespelling, grammaticaland typographicalerrors.

The conclusion and findings could have beenbetterconnected tothecore discussion.

Thissubmissiondisplays serious problems in its structureand/orformat. Therearedeficienciesin expression, and/or use of terminology.Numerous spelling, grammatical and typographical errors are presentthroughout.

The conclusion insufficiently, orhardly,connectstothecore discussion.

Thissubmissionrestson a poor structure and/or format. There are many deficienciesin expression, or use of terminology that may pose obstacles to the reader. The work also containsmultiple spelling,grammatical,or typographicalerrors.

The discussiondoes not reflect the required standards of clear communicationand/or there is no substantial findings/orlogical connectionsbetween sections and conclusions.

 

GRADE A B C D E F
DEFINITION/ CRITERIA (WEIGHTING) EXCELLENT

Outstanding Performance

COMMENDABLE/VERY GOOD

Meritorious

Performance

GOOD

HighlyCompetent Performance

SATISFACTORY

Competent Performance

BORDERLINEFAIL

FailureOpentoCondonement

UNSATISFACTORY

Fail

RESEARCH

&REFERENCING

(20%)

Grade:

The work makes use of multiple, quality, and well- chosen sources. A superb depth of research has been carriedout,appropriatetothe assignment.

Thereferencingisclearand consistently follows the OSCOLArules.

The work explores a very good range of quality sources. It displaysan understandingof adequate research, or technical material,in line with the assignment.

TheOSCOLA

referencing, and text citations,aregenerally correct.

The work explores a good range of sources. It displays someunderstanding of research, and technicalmaterial, overall in line with the assignment.

The referencing is providedwith occasionaldepartures from the OSCOLA rules.

The work displays reasonableresearch but could have easily gone further. The submission should have come with some stronger evidence of wider exploration of research/technical material.

TheOSCOLA

referencing, and text citationslack consistencyandcould have received more attention.

The work rests on some very limited research. This final draft should have come with stronger evidence of wider explorationofresearchand technicalmaterial.

The OSCOLA referencing is generallyignoredorincorrect, and should have received moreattention.

The work does not come with evidence of any sound and serious research. Sources are essentiallynon- academic/verylimited/or non-existent.The OSCOLA referencing is generallyignoredornon- existent.

Courseworkreceivedlate,withoutvalidreason,willberegardedasanon-submission(NS)andoneofyourassessmentopportunitieswillbelost.

 

 

Whatelseisimportanttomyassessment?

What is the Assessment Word Limit Statement?

ItisimportantthatyouadheretotheWordLimitspecifiedabove.TheAssessmentWordLimit StatementcanbefoundinAppendix2oftheRGUAssessmentPolicy.Itprovidesdetailonthe purpose,settingandimplementationofwordagelimits;listswhatisincludedandexcludedfromthe wordcount;andthepenaltyforexceedingthewordcount.

 

What’sincludedinthewordcount?

The table below lists theconstituentparts whichare includedandexcludedfromthe wordlimit ofa Coursework;moredetailcanbefoundinthefullAssessmentWordLimitStatement.Imageswillnot be allowed as a mechanism to circumvent the word count.

Excluded                                                   Included
 

CoverorTitlePage

MainTexte.g.Introduction,LiteratureReview,

Methodology,Results,Discussion,Analysis, Conclusions, and Recommendations

ExecutiveSummary(Reports)orAbstract Headingsandsubheadings
ContentsPage In-textcitations
ListofAbbreviationsand/orListof

Acronyms

Footnotes(relatingtoin-textfootnotenumbers)
ListofTablesand/orListofFigures Quotesandquotationswrittenwithin“…”
Tables–mainlynumericcontent Tables–mainlytextcontent
Figures
ReferenceListand/orBibliography References-incourseworktext
Appendices
Glossary

 

Whatarethepenalties?

Thegradeforthesubmissionwillbereducedtothenextlowestgradeif:

  • Thewordcountofsubmittedworkisabovethespecifiedwordlimitbymorethan10%.
  • ThesubmissioncontainsanexcessiveuseoftextwithinTablesor

 

 

 

Whatelseisimportanttomyassessment?
Whatisplagiarism?

Plagiarism is “the practice ofpresenting thethoughts, writings or other output ofanotherorothers as original,withoutacknowledgementoftheirsource(s)atthepointoftheiruse inthestudent’swork.All materialsincludingtext,data,diagramsorotherillustrationsusedtosupportapiece ofwork,whether fromaprintedpublicationorfromelectronicmedia,shouldbeappropriatelyidentifiedand referenced and should not normally be copied directly unless as an acknowledged quotation. Text, opinions or ideas translated into the words of the individual student should in all cases acknowledge the original source”(RGU 2022).

Whatiscollusion?

“Collusionis defined as twoor more people working togetherwiththe intention ofdeceiving another. Within the academic environment this can occur when students work with others on an assignment, or part of an assignment, that is intended to be completed separately“ (RGU 2022).

Forfurtherinformationpleasesee AcademicIntegrity.

WhatifI’munabletosubmit?

·         TheUniversityoperatesaFittoSitPolicywhichmeansthatifyouundertakeanassessmentthen you are declaring yourself well enough to do so.

·         Ifyourequireanextension,youshouldcompleteandsubmitaCoursework ExtensionForm.This form is available on the RGU Student and Applicant Formspage.

·         FurthersupportisavailablefromyourCourseLeader.

Whatadditionalsupportisavailable?

·         RGUStudySkillsprovideadviceandguidanceonacademicwriting,studyskills,mathsand statistics and basic IT.

·         RGULibraryguidanceonreferencingandciting.

·         TheInclusionCentre:Disability&Dyslexia.

·         Your Module Coordinator, Course Leader and designated Personal Tutor can also provide support.

WhataretheUniversityrulesonassessment?

TheUniversityRegulation‘A4:AssessmentandRecommendationsofAssessmentBoards‘setsout important information about assessment and how it is conducted across the University.