A space law is a piece of legislation that is focused on outer space there are several common types of space law, with the. Outer space is becoming an arena for technological shows of force — whether by deployment of spy satellites or testing of weapons what does international space law have to say on the. Space and satellite law colloquium space satellite legal gathering annual space law event washington dc. Since the emergence of space law in the second half of the 20th century, deployment of military equipment in outer space has been the subject of intense debates in legal circles the outer space treaty expressly prohibits the placement of nuclear armament or any other type of weapons of mass.
In addition to the implementation of international instruments of space law, states have developed national regulatory frameworks to governs the conduct of space-related activities. The georgetown space law society forum is a semi-annual event that features international experts discussing emerging legal challenges for outer space activities. Space law online resources, offering research and writing opportunities for law students with faculty and others in academia and research and other activities that will further the goal of this opportunity.
Dodge's interest in space law grew from an early fascination with space exploration that was based mostly on science and historyonce i came to the law school, i read that there was an attorney. The international institute of space law (iisl) is the global association for space law with individual and institutional members from almost 50 countries. Learn about the fascinating field of space law online this summer this 3-credit hour asynchronous online course will feature multimedia learning modules on the multiplicity of legal issues facing a space-faring world. Explore the songs for space (law): the fabulous forty many are the links between space and music - music as the most abstract of arts often offering the most appropriate means to capture and reflect the out-of-the-ordinary character of outer space, where words may easily seem to come up short.
C|m|law is the only law school in the united states with a center dedicated exclusively to the study of the law of outer space the rapid growth of the private space industry has created new opportunities for lawyers trained in the complex international and domestic aspects of space law. What is the law today 2 the moon treaty forbids the exploitation of space, the moon and other celestial bodies for profit motives the moon treaty forbids the. National center for remote sensing, air, and space law founded in 1999, the ncrsasl is a reliable source for creating, gathering, and disseminating objective and timely remote sensing, space and aviation legal research materials.
And more even older space in my book, breaking the chains of gravity you can order your copy on amazon: bitly/astbtcog or get a signed hardcover edition on my website. Our space law practice group services commercial satellite and aerospace businesses and governments our clients in the us and around the world include leading space insurers, major aerospace companies, satellite manufacturers and operators, satellite component manufacturers, launch service providers, ground station operators, space tourism firms, and government space agencies. The university of mississippi school of law is a world leader in air and space law education, research, and public service this llm degree program is designed for both us and foreign-trained law school graduates interested in a rigorous legal curriculum in us, international, and comparative air and space law. Space law [francis lyall, paul b larsen] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this title was first published in 2001 the opening of space to exploration and use has had profound effects on society. The treaty was the founding body of space law and it's inspired several other international conventions and agreements here are some of the major laws that currently govern space, and what.
The law of outer space is governed primarily by the treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the. Space law and space resources by philip r harris law is not immutable it responds to the needs of society since world war 11, humanity has moved increasingly into outer space, encountering new conditions and new needs along the way. The space law interest group (spaceig) serves as a forum, resource, and community for scholars and practitioners of the international law governing the use and exploration of outer space. Space law, agreements governing the exploration and use of outer space, developed since the first launching (1957) by humans of a satellite into space.
Worldwide space law essay competition legal aspects relating to satellite constellations 08 august 2018 the european space policy institute (espi), the european centre for space law (ecsl), and the german aerospace center (dlr) invite students and young professionals worldwide to submit a paper on legal aspects relating to satellite constella. Nasa's osiris-rex spacecraft at the water-rich asteroid bennu the craft aims to return a sample of the space rock to earth for further study credit: nasa, lunar and planetary laboratory. President trump directed the pentagon to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the military—but space-law experts say his moonshot may be grounded by international law.