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With the retirement of Director and Professor John Norton Moore in 2020, the Center for Oceans Law and Policy (COLP) at the University of Virginia School of Law will close.  As of 2021, the Center will no longer be in operation. Our two premier programs, the Rhodes Academy and Annual Conference on Oceans Law and Policy, will continue to operate under new management.

The Rhodes Academy will be administered in the US by the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire under the leadership of Professor Larry Mayer. Please visit the new Rhodes Academy web page for further information including the application form: https://marine.unh.edu/academics/rhodes-academy

The Annual Conference on Oceans Law and Policy will now be sponsored and managed by the Stockton Center for International Law at the US Naval War College under the leadership of Professor James Kraska. Please visit their website for current information on the Annual Conference:  https://usnwc.edu/Research-and-Wargaming/Research-Centers/Stockton-Center-for-International-Law

Publications from the Center, including all volumes of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary and conference proceedings may be purchased at brill.com.