Space Law and Policy: A Transdisciplinary Approach to International Cooperation and Competition

Course Information

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED, THU 5:45 - 8:15 pm TNH 3.125
FRI, SAT 9:30 am - 5:30 pm TNH 2.123

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Early exam


Come explore emerging space-related issues currently under discussion internationally and domestically! The course will blend lecture, discussion, and group work in a seminar-like format. We will examine the following topics:

Module 1: Lecture, Introduction to the course and the basics of space law

Norms Development: Bottom up, top down, and points in the middle

Bilaterals, Multilaterals, and the role of consensus  

Module 2: Discussion of readings and lectures

Module 3: Application to Emerging Issues

teams to pick from a list of topics and prepare a mixed media presentation.

Possible topics:

The Yin & Yang of Space: Peaceful Purposes and National Security issues

Can we get there from here? Orbital Debris, Space Situational Awareness, and Space Traffic Management

Micro -> Macro: very small sats and very large constellations

In Situ Resource Utilization  


Students will be graded on group presentations and an exam in Canvas.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

No materials required


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
12/19/2022 Room(s) changed