This mini-course provides a broad overview of Shipping & Maritime law practice.

It explores

  • an overview of Shipping & Maritime
  • typical projects and transactions in Shipping & Maritime
  • typical tasks assigned to junior associates in the Shipping & Maritime team of a law firm
  • how to break into the Shipping & Maritime space as a student or young lawyer.

The course is ideal for students or lawyers looking to explore other areas of legal practice.

Course Curriculum

Partner, Okwujiako LP

Kelechukwu Okwujiako


Kelechukwu Okwujiako is the Head of the Shipping & Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Okwujiako LP.

He has an LL.M in International Maritime and Commercial Law from the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University, Wales, and has worked with two leading law firms - Mike Igbokwe (SAN) & Co. and Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun - both of which have robust maritime practices.

Kelechukwu advises and represents local and international clients in a wide range of transactions and disputes. Kelechukwu has conducted complex litigation from the trial courts all the way to the Supreme Court, with a known flair for appellate practice and brief writing. He played a central role in the very first case on limitation of liability for maritime claims under the Merchant Shipping Act 2007, securing victory for his client at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal (the matter is currently at the Supreme Court).


Frequently Asked Questions

How and when will I gain access to the course?

Once payment has been made, you will be enrolled in the course. Where the course has commenced or is open, you will be enrolled within 48 hours of payment. If the course is advertised to begin at a later date, you will receive access to the course on the day the course opens for viewing.

You will be notified by email (if you have opted to receive emails) of your enrollment or you can simply visit https://academy.legallyengaged.com.ng/courses/enrolled/ to view courses that you are currently enrolled in.

How do I contact technical support during this course?

For issues relating to payment or others, please send an email to [email protected]

Do I get a certificate for this course? 

There is no certificate attached to this course, being a mini-course.

What do I need to take this course?

This course simply requires an internet connection, a mobile device/ computer/tablet.


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