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LLB (Turkey), LLM (Southampton), PhD (Southampton), Advocate (Turkey)
Lecturer in Maritime Law
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Administrator: Ann Tucker
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Melis Özdel joined UCL in August 2012 from the University of Southampton, where she was a lecturer in Maritime Law from 2010–12. She has taught academic and professional courses and has published in various areas of Maritime and International Trade Law. Melis is currently contributing to a book on European Transport Law, writing the chapters on the Law of Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea and on Maritime Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction in the European Union. The book will be published throughout Europe.
Melis holds a Ph.D degree from the University of Southampton, where she was awarded a scholarship. She wrote her Ph.D thesis on incorporation of charterparty clauses into bills of lading under English and US law. Before her Ph.D studies, Melis qualified at the Turkish Bar Association and she then practised as an advocate in Turkey for two years in the areas of construction, media and carriage of goods by air. She received her LLB degree from Ankara University and LLM degree in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. Melis is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and the Turkey Bar Association.
Melis’s research interests are in Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Trade Law, Maritime Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction and Arbitration. She is particularly interested in the interrelation between these areas.
Articles and Book Chapters:
- “Incorporation of charterparty clauses into bills of lading: Peculiar to maritime law?”, in Clarke M.A., Institute of Maritime Law Thirtieth Anniversary Book (forthcoming, 2012, Hart Publishing)
- "Multimodal Transport Documents in International Sale of Goods” (2012) 7 International Company and Commercial Law Review 238–250
- "Presumptions on the law governing the incorporation of forum selection clauses: Should the putative applicable law lead the way?” (2011) 4 Journal of Business Law 357–370
- ‘Serving notice under art. 16(c)(iii) of UCP600: A rejection or preclusion?’ (2010) 10 Shipping and Trade Law 3
- ‘The Rotterdam Rules in a nutshell’ (2010) Britannia News, with Johanna Hjalmarsson
- ‘Arrest of vessel: security or more than security?’ (2009) 9 Shipping and Trade Law 1–3
Work in progress:
- ‘Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Sea within the European Union’, in Bieber R. and Haag M. (eds), Brussels Commentary on EU Transport Law, to be published by C.H. Beck, Hart Publishing and Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
- ‘Maritime Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction within the European Union’, in Bieber R. and Haag M. (eds), Brussels Commentary on EU Transport Law, to be published by C.H. Beck, Hart Publishing and Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
- ‘Multimodal Transport Documents in International Sale of Goods’, delivered at the Second Annual Oslo–Southampton–Tulane Colloquium on Multimodalism at Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, USA, on 17 September 2011
Carriage of Goods by Sea
International Trade Law
Melis welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective Ph.D students.
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