22 Jul Welcome to Our Blog
Human space tourism? Asteroid resource utilization? Self-sustaining communities on the Moon or Mars? A Space Force? These are just a few of the issues space lawyers and policymakers have to start seriously considering. Now. And the future of aviation is only slightly less tumultuous. From predictions that our skies will play host to more than 4.3 billion air passengers within the next year to finding the balance between the utility of drone technology and privacy, to understanding the new regulatory needs posed by a growing spaceport industry, aviation attorneys and policymakers have much to deliberate. With so much to cover and such a wide range of debate we are pleased to announce the launch (yes, we had to say it) of a new blog dedicated to the discussion of new and old topics in air and space law including the creation, reform, and amendment of laws that regulate air and space travel, exploration, and utilization.
Managed and curated by students but supported by gifted and respected lawyers and policymakers around the world, the members of the Journal of Space Law aim to provide provocative insights and potential solution while nurturing cross-disciplinary interest in all aspects of the aviation and space industries.
The introduction of this blog coincides with the appointment of Professors Michelle Hanlon and Charles Stotler as the new Associate Directors of the Air and Space Law Program at the University of Mississippi School of Law. As experienced professionals and academics in Air and Space Law they have been working tirelessly to remind the community, and the world, that the best place for research and learning of Air and Space Law is right here in Oxford. They say two heads are better than one and it couldn’t be more true when describing the capacity of them as a team.
It’s an exciting time for Air and Space Law here in Mississippi, but also all over the world. Come back soon for our first substantive post and return often to satiate that hunger for exploring the legal regimes that are paving the way of space exploration and utilization. We hope that you’re as excited to read this blog as we are to produce it. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to contact the Journal of Space Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
Neil Armstrong on looking back at the Earth from the Moon in July 1969