Space Law and Policy Course 2015 (CPD)
The 2015 Space Law and Policy Course will be offered 11-13 May 2015 in London.
The Course will include lectures from ISPL’s Director and Faculty and other experts, and will include interactive case studies on topical aspects of law and policy.
The 2014 Course received very positive reviews. A wide range of delegates participated in the lectures, discussions and case studies, resulting in a stimulating series of meetings over three days. Comments following the course uniformly praised the content, presentation and range of material covered. “Very rewarding and enriching!” “I was most interested to listen to people around me with extensive expertise as well as the speakers.” “I very much enjoyed the course and the friendly atmosphere. Every speaker was helpful and an expert in their domain.” “The quality of the course and information was outstanding.”
Participants may request access to the IALS Law Library during the week of the course. Those considering a post-graduate degree will also be able to informally discuss their interest with the Director.
The Course will provide an introduction to the following subjects.
- The space environment and space technology
- Orbits, their characteristics and management, and types of spacecraft
- Spectrum management
- The law governing space activities: principles & sources of space law, including conventions and treaties, national law and policies
- Peaceful use of space, military activities & arms control
- Property rights
- Risk, liability and insurance
- The law as relates to specific applications: telecommunications and broadcasting, remote sensing, scientific experiment and exploration, manned activities including the International Space Station, unmanned activities
- Space policy and the institutions that implement them
Who should attend
The Course will be of interest to policy-makers, legal professionals, space sector executives and engineers, officials of government and international bodies, academics and post-graduate degree candidates.
The course is designed to be accessible to those in legal, technical or business training or employment. Previous knowledge of law or policy is not required. It will be particularly appropriate for those working in the space sector who wish to increase their knowledge of the current legal and policy framework, in order to take full advantage of the available opportunities and to create new ones.
The Course will be valuable to a variety of individuals.
- Satellite manufacturing or operation team members seeking an understanding of legal issues relating to design, manufacture or provision of space products and services
- Law, business and technology post-graduate students interested in the field
- Insurers and executives who want the tools to evaluate legal aspects of risk and liability
- Managers and team leaders of space operations who wish to better understand the legal and policy issues they encounter, and to be able to plan more proactively
- IGO and space agency team members concerned with national and international issues arising from activities in space, such as earth observation, and their regulation
- Lawyers and jurists whose practice brings them into contact with space law through legal evidence from satellites, contractual matters or international commerce
Undergraduates: please register for our introductory course in space law.
The course qualifies for 15 hours CPD for Solicitors and for Barristers.
Other professionals: please contact your respective professional bodies about whether the course will qualify for CPD.
For more information about the course and fees, please see the Prospectus.
Please reserve your place on the course here.