Marine & Environmental Law Institute

Street Address:
6061 University Avenue
Nova Scotia
Postal Code:
B3H 4H9

Ocean Yearbook The International Ocean Institute's major publication is the Ocean Yearbook, published by the University of Chicago Press in cooperation with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute at Dalhousie Law School. The Ocean Yearbook was founded by the late Elisabeth Mann Borgese and is currently edited by Aldo Chircop, Moira L. McConnell, and Scott Coffen-Smout, the editorial offices of the Ocean Yearbook are in the Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie Law School. Nineteen volumes have been published to date.,

School Programs:
Marine & Environmental Law Programme (MELP) The MELP academic specialization including the marine and environmental certificates has remained a focus of activity under the umbrella of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. MELP offers two specialization certificates (students may obtain both) one in marine law and one in environmental law. The MELP specialization, although not always in the form of certificate programme, has been in place at Dalhousie for 30 years. It remains a distinguishing feature of Dalhousie Law School in attracting LL.B. and LL.M. /J.S.D. students.,

Courses offered under the MELP Programme: Business and Environmental Law Coastal Zone Management Environmental Law I Environmental Law II Fisheries Law International Environmental Law International Trade Transactions Law of the Sea Marine Environmental Protection Law Maritime Law and Policy (Carriage of Goods) Maritime Law and Practice (Maritime I) Ocean Law and Policy Oil and Gas Law Planning Law ,

The Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MEL Institute), based at Dalhousie Law School, draws on a history of over 30 years of research excellence and consultancy and training expertise in marine and environmental law and policy matters. The Institute???s Primary Researcher is the holder of an appointment as a senior Canada Research Chair in Ocean Law & Governance and its Director, Associate Director and Associates, all of whom are members of the full and part-time faculty at Dalhousie Law School, teach in the Marine & Environmental Law Programme (MELP), operated under the auspices of the Institute. The Associates carry out scholarly research projects as well as providing independent advisory services to agencies of the United Nations, international non-governmental organizations and regional organizations and policy advice to government departments and non-governmental organizations in Canada and overseas. The Institute was established by the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University in the spring 2004 as a centre of excellence with a focus on Canadian and international oceans and environmental governance, law and policy. Objectives of the Institute include: undertaking leading edge research; providing teaching and supervision for undergraduate and graduate courses in marine and environmental law; undertaking contract research and providing policy advice to federal and provincial governments; and undertaking contracted capacity-building for ocean and environmental governance in other parts of the world. In carrying out their objectives, the Institute actively seeks to cooperate with other units at Dalhousie and other partners and to further advance the University???s mission of excellence in ocean studies.