Inst. of Air and Space Law news
The Institute of Air and Space Law invites applications for one or two 1-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, which will start August 2011. Deadline to apply: 15 April 2011.
Congratulations to the McGill Moot Team for taking first place in the 2011 Sarin Leiden International Air Law Moot Court Competition in Dubai, UAE. The team consisted of the following Institute of Air & Space Law students: Auguste Hocking (Australia), Joseph Wheeler (Australia) and Mithun Pemmaiah (India); our Doctoral candidate, Paul FitzGerald (Canada), coached the team.
Joseph C. Wheeler, an Australian lawyer who received his Certificate in Air & Space Law from McGill's Faculty of Law this winter, was the first lawyer to receive a Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarship in November 2010. The IASL congratulates him for this distinction.
Like so many conversations among students, the one that opened the second annual DCL student retreat at Thomson House in mid-October eventually made its way to the subject of Facebook. And like so many conversations about Facebook among individuals who also teach…
Dr. Sylvia Ospina, LLM'88, (Colombia, United States) was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. She is a graduate of McGill's Institute of Air & Space Law.
Professor Roderick Macdonald will be receiving an honorary doctorate from Université de Montréal during its fall convocation ceremony to be held on October 7, 2010.
The 39th Edward Warner Award, the highest honour in the world of civil aviation, was conferred by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Dr. Nicolas Mateesco Matte on September 30, 2010, in recognition of his eminent contribution to air and space law.
On Sept. 26 and 27, McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law and the International Civil Aviation Organization [ICAO] will co-host Air Transport: What Route to Sustainability?, an international conference that will bring together international experts from governments, specialized organisations, academia, law, finance, as well as the aviation industry.
IASL Adjunct Professor Rod Margo, DCL’79, has been named ‘Global Aviation Lawyer of the Year 2010’ in the Who’s Who Legal Awards. Margo is a partner in the Los Angeles offices of Condon & Forsyth LLP.
The Faculty of Law at McGill University is pleased to announce that Professor Daniel Jutras has been named Dean of Law, effective immediately, for a six-year term ending in 2016.
Boeing Fellow Norberto Luongo and Alejandro Piera, both DCL Candidates attached to the Institute of Air and Space Law, have won the first prize in a prestigious air law international contest.
Humans are getting good at reaching outer space. But, like on Earth, we’re lousy at cleaning up after ourselves up there. Law professor Ram Jakhu is helping tame this growing otherworldly problem—before it’s too late.
Devastating space junk collisions are becoming more and more frequent, and that’s bad news for owners of the $18 billion worth of commercial satellites, not to mention other spacecraft, currently orbiting the Earth.