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The Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University offers three advanced academic programs (see below).

Those interested in postdoctoral research should visit the Faculty of Law's Postdocs, research fellows & visiting scholars page instead.

Why study at the IASL?

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  • The McGill Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution in the world in the field of air and space law;
  • —The IASL offers the most advanced and extensive graduate program in air and space law in the world;
  • —The IASL air and space law courses are taught by the world’s most accomplished scholars in the field, mostly with doctoral degrees in law and extensive practical experience;
  • —The IASL faculty members teaching air and space law have been consulted by the United Nations, Permanent Court of Arbitration, World Economic Forum, International Telecommunication Union, numerous governmental ministries, universities, airlines and space agencies, as well as private companies;
  • —The IASL has the most extensive and generously funded research and outreach program in the field of air and space law in the world, and offers the best and the highest number of fellowships, available to applicants from all over the world, for study of air and space law at the master, doctoral and post-doctoral levels;
  • IASL students have the opportunity to participate in our extensive research and outreach activities, and are encouraged, guided and often financially supported, for the presentation of their research papers at various conferences around the world;  
  • —The degrees granted by McGill carry the highest academic credibility and are duly recognized anywhere in the world since McGill University and its Faculty of Law are among the top 20 highly ranked educational institutions in the world;
  • —IASL graduates hold high positions in various institutions, like the United Nations, the US White House, ICAO, IATA, INTELSAT, NOAA, CSA, ESA, JAXA, European Commission, Armed Forces of various nations, world’s leading law firms, private commercial enterprises, etc.      
  • With over 1,000 graduates from over 120 countries and closely-knit alumni associations, our students have real-time access to an extensive global network of air and space law professionals. This in turn creates vast opportunities for job placements all over the world.