International Maritime Law Institute

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  1. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

  2. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    What is your interest in the institution?
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  4. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    The UN isn't an accreditor. Any school like this needs to be approved in the country where they are located. Their contact info says Malta, but I don't see them on the list of approved institutions.

    https://ncfhe.gov.mt/en/register/Pages/register.aspx

    Nor are they on the list of approved courses. So maybe their educational programs are actually based in another country while the corporate HQ is in Malta? I don't know. They claim to be established by a special arrangement between IMO and the government of Malta. So it's possible that they approved this school outside of their normal structure. It's a small country, they can do crap like that if they want.

    Barring some form of recognized approval, though, I cannot see the draw.
     
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  5. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

    Looking at their research based graduate degrees.
     
  6. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

    IMLI claims to be affiliated with the University of Malta which is listed as a "self accrediting institution." Therefore, maybe UoM is providing the "cover" since they can do as they please?
     
  7. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    And quite possibly this is all legit. European universities are much more inclined than US ones to do these weird affiliations where you study with another organization and get a degree from them. That's how the Priory Institute works.

    But it's such a niche area I have to believe that the people in the world of Maritime Law have a pretty good fix on which programs are good and well respected and which are crap, if any. I cannot imagine there is a huge market for fraudulent degrees in this space.
     
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    If I was truly interested in this school, as opposed to being merely curious, I would find whatever US equivalent exists, maybe one of the Maritime Academies, and ask them what they think about it. As Neuhaus suggested, it's a small world and they probably know all about it, good or bad.
     
  9. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Am I missing something? These "programmes" appear to be resident rather than D/L and I entertain no doubts as to the school's legitimacy.

    There are a few U.S. schools that offer Admiralty Law LL.M. degrees including Tulane and Miami but these programs are terrifyingly expensive for a degree that no lawyer actually needs. There are D/L maritime law degrees available from the U.K. as well, also expensive.
     
  10. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

    They offer a research PhD which would be largely remote:

    IMLI offers a Research Degree programme leading to the award of the Degree of Magister Juris (M.Jur.) in International Maritime Law and the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in International Maritime Law. Candidates are expected to undergo their studies in IMLI’s Research Degree programme with a high degree of independence; thus, the programme can be largely undertaken from abroad. Candidates are assigned individual academic supervisors drawn from a list of internationally-recognized experts.

    https://www.imli.org/programmes-and-courses/research-degree-programme

    Sounds like a UNISA type model assuming one is qualified and has a research plan in advance.
     
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  11. copper

    copper Member

    Any mention of pre-requisites and cost?
     
  12. copper

    copper Member

  13. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

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