Taken in part from the ISPL Space Policy and Law Course Website:
London Institute for Space Policy and Law (ISPL) is pleased to announce its first space law and policy course for university students. Our courses are normally intended for high-level practitioners and civil servants. This is an excellent opportunity for those beginning their careers to learn about the current law as it applies to the increasing range of activities in space, and the policies that are the foundation for the legal regime.
This is a one-day intensive lecture class for students with an interest in these areas. The course will be held on Saturday to enable them to avoid missing their regular lectures and seminars.
No previous knowledge of space law or policy is required. Students in any discipline are welcome, including law, engineering and technology, government, business and commercial studies. They will receive a briefing in the sources of space law, an introduction to aspects of policy, and a wide range of other related material. There is no examination. There will be ample time for discussion and questions.
No previous knowledge of space technology or law is required. It will be of interest to those considering a career in international public law, government, or in the space sector, among other fields. We also expect engineering, technical and medical students to attend. The course will cover:
The space environment and space technology
Orbits, their characteristics and management, and types of spacecraft
The law governing space activities:
Principles & sources of space law, including conventions and treaties, national law
Peaceful use of space, military activities & arms control
The law as relates to specific applications:
Telecommunications and broadcasting;
Scientific experiment and exploration; and
Manned activities including the International Space Station.
Space policy, its relationship to space law, and institutions that implement them.
A recommended reading list will be provided, for those who wish to pursue the material in more depth or to prepare for the course by prior study of the source documents.
This course is restricted to undergraduate and higher-level academic students.
This course is solely for students. Proof of full-time enrolment at an accredited university is required, in the form of a university letter of enrolment for 2014/15.
Fees: Payment originating from UK bank £ 125
Payment originating from non-UK bank £ 135