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

Want to explore space law?

Register for our unique summer space law class: Astra Politica.  You do not have to be a student, this online space law class is open to everyone!


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 affect 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.  Students are invited to join classes as they are being recorded, and a schedule of such recordings will be issued in advance.  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.


Register here or email for more information.