San Diego Law Review

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This Synopsis surveys the major events that occurred in the Law of the Sea between March 1977, and December, 1978. It discusses the Sixth and Seventh Sessions of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) at length as well as other significant events that occurred during this period. Primary sources consulted in compiling this Synopsis include International Legal Materials, the United Nations Monthly Chronicle, the United States Department of State Bulletin, United States Code of Congressional and Administrative News, the American Journal of International Law, the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and the London Times.