15 November 2014 “Space Law & Policy Course for Students” London

Image added by Dr Stuart

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.

Subject Matter

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
Property rights
The law as relates to specific applications:
Telecommunications and broadcasting;
Remote sensing;
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.

Further course information and enrollment form


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

Previous article6 October 2014 “Public Access to Space” London
Next article18-21 November 2014 “Reinventing Space Conference” London
Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here