Source – London Institute of Space Policy and Law:
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN SPACE LAW AND POLICY (CPD*)
CHARLES CLORE HOUSE, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON
20 – 22 MAY 2014
ISPL is pleased to announce that enrolment is now open for the 2014 Space Law Course.
WHY STUDY AT ISPL?
ISPL is the only UK institution focusing on space policy and law, and one of a handful worldwide.
We provide participants with the knowledge to assess and to work with the existing space policies
and regulatory framework, and to be prepared for future changes.
The Course will comprise lectures and interactive case studies. Participants will have access to the
IALS Law Library during the course. Those considering a post-graduate degree at ISPL will also
be able to informally discuss their interest with the Director.
WHAT WILL THE COURSE COVER?
• 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
• Comparison between space law and other legal regimes: Antarctic, maritime and air law
• 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
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 for 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
Note: Undergraduates please register for our short course in space law later this year.
The course qualifies for 15 hours CPD for Solicitors (SRA) and for Barristers. Other
professionals: please contact your respective professional bodies about whether the course will
qualify for CPD.
SCHEDULE & TEACHING
The course will be limited to 20 participants, and will be taught by the Director and
Faculty of the Institute. A recommended reading list will be posted on the Teaching
page of our website, for those who wish to pursue the material in more depth.
Tuesday 20 May 2014 9 – 12.30 13.45 – 17.15
Wednesday 21 May 9 – 12.30 13.45 – 17.15
Thursday 22 May 9 – 12.30
There will be breaks with refreshments at mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
The Lex Café on the premises provides a variety of light food, and there are a number of
dining options in the area for lunch.
Government, Teachers & Academics,
Current post-graduate candidates*, £ 525
Charity and IGO employees
All others £ 1,050
Payment is accepted only in UK Sterling.
* Proof of full-time enrolment at an accredited university is required.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a reservation. Put “Space Law
Course” in the subject line, and be sure to include in the message your full name,
position, institutional affiliation (including department) and telephone number.
Your place will be confirmed when payment is received, on a 1st
Although we make every effort to accommodate institutional and corporate payment
procedures, we cannot guarantee to hold a place without payment. Please contact us if
you have a difficulty or require an invoice. Please be aware that enrolment is very
ISPL COURSES FOR PRACTITIONERS AND PROFESSIONALS
ISPL provides in-house courses to corporate, legal and government bodies in addition to
our regular seminars, workshops and courses. Please contact email@example.com
to discuss your requirements.
SPACE LAW COURSE FOR UNDERGRADUATES
We also offer a one-day lecture course for undergraduate students currently enrolled in
academic institutions. It will cover the basic elements of space law. There will be one
short case study with student interaction.
Postgraduate candidates may choose to attend either course. Details of the one-day
course will be posted on our website when it is scheduled. Those who would like early
notification should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.