16-18 October 2017 “Space Policy & Law Course” ISPL London


My respected colleagues at the Institute of Space Policy and Law (ISPL) have a three day course coming up—the  below is from their website “2017 SPACE POLICY & LAW 3 DAY COURSE CPD

16 – 18 October 2017

Through lectures, discussions and interactive case-studies we explore:

  • The space environment and space technology
  • Orbits, their characteristics and management
  • Spectrum management
  • The law governing space activities: principles & sources of space law, including conventions and treaties, national laws and policies
  • Peaceful use of space, military activities & arms control
  • Sovereignty
  • Space security, debris
  • Property rights, commercial activity
  • Risk, liability and insurance
  • Law relating to specific applications: telecommunications and broadcasting, remote sensing, scientific experiment and exploration, the ISS and other manned activities
  • Space policy regime and the institutions that implement it
  • Current and future developments


The course will be taught by ISPL Faculty, Advisors and other experts.

  • Professor Richard Crowther  –  Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency; ISPL Adviser
  • Squadron Leader Ralph Mark Dinsley (“Dinz”)  –  RAF
  • Professor Jean-Jacques Dordain  –  CNES; former Director-General of ESA; ISPL Adviser
  • Mr Attila Matas  –  Former Head Space Publications & Registration Division, ITU
  • Mr Nick Hughes  –  Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan; ISPL Faculty
  • Professor Sa’id Mosteshar  –  Barrister; Director of ISPL
  • Professor Alan Smith  –  Director, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL
  • Mr Neil Stevens  –  Space Insurance Expert; ISPL Faculty


Previous knowledge of law or policy is not required. 

The Course is 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.

  • Policy-makers in government and international bodies
  • IGO and space agency team members concerned with national and international activities in space
  • Lawyers and jurists whose practice brings them into contact with space law through legal evidence from satellites, contractual matters or international commerce
  • Satellite manufacturing or operation team members seeking an understanding of legal issues
    relating to design, manufacture or provision of space products and services
  • 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
  • Insurers, bankers and executives who need to evaluate legal aspects of risk and liability
  • Academics and law, business or technology post-graduate students interested in the field
    Others involved in decision-making relating to space activity

            Students: please register for our introductory course in space law.


The course qualifies for CPD for Solicitors and for Barristers in England and Wales.

Other professionals: please contact your respective professional bodies about whether the course will qualify for CPD.

Participants may access the IALS Law Library during the week of the course. Those considering a post-graduate degree will be able to informally discuss their interest with the Director.


£ 950  –  Full-time employees of EU government & academics             

£ 1,250 – All others                                                                                          

No VAT is payable.   Please note:  we cannot accept credit cards at this time.  

For more information contact:  [email protected]


Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

 Book on the website here.

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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.


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