Space Law

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.

Since the dawn of the space age, international law has played an essential role in the peaceful use of outer space by an ever-growing range of actors. The space applications that are ubiquitous in modern life—from communications and navigation to weather forecasts and disaster response—are enabled in significant measure by a robust international regime comprising a settled international legal framework as well as non-binding principles and guidelines.

It is an exciting time for space exploration and an important moment for international law. Issues of long-term sustainability, the prospect of audacious, unprecedented uses of space, and emerging commercial space activities present significant governance challenges and important roles for international lawyers.

The SpaceIG is a forum for the exchange of ideas on the international law applicable to the use and exploration of outer space, as well as complementary non-binding mechanisms and national laws implementing international space law. It is a resource for those practicing or studying international space law. And it is a community for ASIL members to connect with others interested in these issues and a bridge to other space law communities around the world.

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Jess Rogers
Tracy L. Reynolds
Nicholas Renzler
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Freya Baetens
Chad Farrell
Stuart Ford
Stefan Kirchner
Philipp Kotlaba
Massimo Lando
Vladyslav Lanovoy
Sara Ochs
Lisa Reinsberg
Julia Sherman
Ashley Belyea
Lucia Solano
Cindy Buys
Meg de Guzman
Kathy Roberts
Lindsey Schmidt
Shana Tabak
Christie Edwards
Clara Brillembourg
Milena Sterio
Nienke Grossman
Tatiana Sainati (Ex Oficio)
Lucila Hemmingsen (Ex Oficio)

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