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As it enters its second half-century, McGill University's Institute of Air and Space Law looks back on a rich history of education, public service and scholarship. Its loyal graduates today serve in some of the highest legal positions in the bar, the industry, and governmental institutions in some 120 nations around the world.

Montreal is the appropriate venue for such an educational endeavour, for it is also home to the UN International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association, and the Canadian Space Agency, whose rich human resources augment those of the University in the IASL classroom.

I look forward to working with each of you at McGill, and getting you more involved in the IASL. With your help, and building upon the solid foundation laid by my predecessors, we can realize the Institute's full potential as the world's leading educational and research program in Air and Space Law. We shall endeavour to continue to accord our students the highest quality educational experience in Air and Space Law available anywhere, and to contribute a rich body of research, scholarship, and educational programs to the profession.

As an aviation and space lawyer, we want you to think of McGill as the centre of your professional universe.

Dr. Paul Stephen Dempsey
Tomlinson Professor of Global Governance in Air and Space Law
Director, Institute of Air and Space Law
McGill University