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Why has admiralty and maritime law become so specialized?

Miami, FL admiralty & maritime attorney Michelle Otero Valdés explains why admiralty and maritime law have become so specialized.

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admiralty in maritime is so specialized
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because it comes from english law so
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the english courts were set up
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in a bunch of different ways you had the
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king’s court the church’s court
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and then you had the admiralty law
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courts and the reason why those were set
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up
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was because the english learned pretty
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quick
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that if another country
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didn’t appreciate
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the laws
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and would recognize that they would be
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treated fairly they wouldn’t go to your
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port
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so when we became the united states as a
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country we utilized english law and
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recognize the importance of keeping the
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admiralty separate
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from other areas of law because it is so
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specialized and because it does have to
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essentially
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blend in with the laws of other
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countries so that in fact admiralty in
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maritime law
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in the united states follows the laws of
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many other countries
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because it has to be uniform and that’s
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to make sure that
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people in the maritime industry feel
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comfortable
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that they’re going to be treated fairly
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