Inst. of Air and Space Law news
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.
A professor at McGill’s Faculty of Law has been named to a prominent group of distinguished legal experts working to develop arbitration and settlement rules for disputes related to outer space.
Rachel Pachoud, an LL.M. candidate attached to the Institute of Air and Space Law, has been awarded two prestigious scholarships: the Wings Club Scholarship and the 2009 International Aviation Women's Association scholarship.
DCL candidate Catherine Doldirina has won this year’s Isabella H. Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award and Prize for Best Paper by a Young Author from the International Institute of Space Law.
At the time of his death in 2004, Japanese aviation expert Masao Sekiguchi was regarded as one of the world’s most influential lawyers in the field – but he never forgot his time as a graduate student at McGill’s Institute of Air & Space Law. Now Sekiguchi’s widow has chosen to honour her husband’s dedication to his alma mater by creating a fellowship in his name.
The Institute of Air and Space Law is pleased to announce the creation of the Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowships in Space Governance at McGill University.
Jimena Blumenkron, a student doing a master’s degree within the Institute of Air and Space Law, received the 2008 International Aviation Women’s Association annual scholarship.
Professor Paul Stephen Dempsey has published his latest book, Public International Air Law. This treatise addresses the major legal and policy issues confronting the relations between States in international aviation today.
At the 2007 Fall Convocation ceremony, Principal Heather Munroe-Blum awarded our colleague Maria D’Amico the Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff.