Astra Politica | Air and Space Law | Ole Miss
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Astra Politica

Want to explore space law? Register for Astra Politica.

Astra Politica offers a unique introduction to space law and the geopolitics of space.  You do not have to be a student, this online space law class is open to everyone!  We are offering the course in August 2023.  Registrations are due May 31, 2023.

To register, you must fill out the “Graduate Certificate Student” application form.  Register here or email for more information. 


We invite students and non-students alike to come together in a virtual space law class and learn about space law within the context of geopolitics. Astra Politica offers an analysis of stakeholder motivations, legal and ethical responsibilities and relationships in space activities both in low Earth orbit and beyond in order to gain an understanding of the impact of space activities on national and international relations and assess legal frameworks and developing legal solutions for resource management.


Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the participant will be able to:

1.      Describe and assess the geopolitical backdrop underlying and affecting space exploration and the regulation of space activities.

2.      Identify, appraise and write fluently about the foundational legal principles involved in the regulation of space activities.

3.      Recognize the effect of sovereign policies and geopolitics on commercial space activities and interests.

4.      Critically evaluate legal, policy and economic principles that underly the regulation of space activities.

5.      Describe, analyze and critique the five treaties that form the bedrock of international outer space law.

6.      Identify and address gaps left by the international treaty regime governing space activities, with specific focus on orbital debris remediation, cislunar activities and space resource utilization.


This is a three-credit course offered by the University of Mississippi, an ABA-accredited law school and a world leader in air and space law education, research and public service.  It will meet Tuesdays from 5:30p to 8:00p US Central Time for a total of 13 weeks.  Students are invited to join classes “live.”  That said, this class is built to be asynchronous and “live” attendance is not required.  Students are expected to read assigned materials, submit assignments and engage in limited discussions either during office hours or through an online discussion board.  This 13-week course is offered for US$2874.00.


Register here or email for more information.