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Section of Science & Technology Law: Space Law Committee

Section of Science & Technology Law:
Space Law Committee


Chair's Message



Welcome to the Space Law Committee! For the last half century, the laws that govern human activities in outer space have been primarily focused on regulating government space programs. Today, however, we stand at the precipice of a new era in spaceflight. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, private companies are preparing to assume many of the missions traditionally undertaken by government agencies and to open new markets in outer space.

With this transition, space law will face many new challenges. To help the legal community meet these challenges, the Section of Science & Technology Law has formed the Space Law Committee, with the mission of providing educational resources to the legal community about the unique legal, business and technical challenges presented by space operations. We invite you to join this endeavor by joining the Committee, participating in Committee events, and contributing to Committee projects. Please do not hesitate to contact with with your questions and ideas.

Sincerely,

Matt Kleiman
Chair, Space Law Committee
matthew.kleiman@gmail.com


About the Committee



The space industry is in a period of transition. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, private companies are preparing to assume many of the missions traditionally undertaken by government agencies and to open new markets in outer space. With this transition, space companies and government agencies will face many new challenges. To help the legal community meet these challenges, the Section of Science & Technology Law has formed the Space Law Committee, with the mission of providing educational resources to the legal community about the unique legal, business and technical challenges presented by space operations.


Announcements



The website for The Laws of Spaceflight: A Guidebook for New Space Lawyers, which will be published by the ABA in July 2012, is now online: www.lawsofspaceflight.com. Visit this site to learn about the book and read an excerpt.

- Matthew Kleiman


Related Products



The Laws of Spaceflight: A Guidebook for New Space Lawyers
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Leadership



Chair:  Matthew Kleiman

Committee Roster 


Section Events



Section Events
April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 29, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 29, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Committee Newsletters



Space Law Committee Newsletter October 2012 v1
Space Law Committee Newsletter Feb 1 2013
Space Law Committee Newsletter July 31 2012
Space Law Committee Newsletter June 1 2012
Space Law Committee Newsletter Jan 17 2012
Conversation on Export Controls

Recent Programs



Regulations and Reusable Launch Vehicles: Airspace, land use and range regulations (6/8/2012)

Committee Teleconferences



Licensing CubeSats: Introducing Universities to Space Law for the First Time - January, 20, 2012
Space Act Agreement or Procurement Contract: How NASA Decides - October 11, 2011

Resources



The Laws of Spaceflight: A Guidebook for New Space Lawyers
Space Law 101: An Introduction to Space Law
One Half Century and Counting: The Evolution of U.S. National Space Law and Three Long-Term Emerging Issues
United Nations Treaties and Principles on Space Law
National Space Laws
U.S. Space Legislation and Policies
International Traffic in Arms Regulations
U.N. Orbital Debris Mitigation Guidelines
U.S. Government Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices
SpacePolicyOnline.com
SpacePolitics.com
National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law
The Air and Space Lawyer Online
Journal of Space Law
International Institute of Space Law

Modified by Matthew Kleiman on January 28, 2013

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