Inst. of Air and Space Law

After a full academic year of hard work on this by all involved, we are delighted to share that the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law signed Memorandum of Understanding for a jointly offered course with The International Civil Aviation Organization at its GISS 2023 in Seoul, Korea.

Published on: 31 May 2023

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Vincent Correia and Professor Andrea Harrington will join its Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL).  

They will begin their appointments on 1 August 2023, respectively as full professor and associate professor, and take the helm of the IASL as co-directors. 

Published on: 25 May 2023

The McGill University Institute of Air and Space was proud to participate this year in the 14th Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition, which was hosted by Leiden University in the Netherlands. The IASL was represented by our current graduate LL.M. students - Matthew Orsmbee (United States), Laura Triana Castano (Colombia), Judith Jahnke (Sweden), and coached by René David-Cooper (Doctoral candidate/Canada).

Published on: 16 May 2023

On 21 April 2023, the Co-Editors of the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space, Professor Ram Jakhu and Professor Steven Freeland, joined by Managing Editor Kuan-Wei Chen, held an engagement seminar with the Space Command of the Ministry of the Armed Forces of France.

Classified as: Institute of Air and Space Law
Published on: 10 May 2023

On the 6th of April 2023, two of our master's students, Judith Jahnke and Sanchi Dhamija, gave presentations at the 2023 Planetary Defense Conference, which is held biennially and brings together experts from the planetary defence community, including scientists and policymakers. This year, the conference was held at the UNOOSA headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Classified as: Institute of Air and Space Law; Vienna, Planetary Defence Conference
Published on: 12 Apr 2023

On March 31st, 2023, the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law held a career day for this year's IASL students.

Classified as: Institute of Air and Space Law; Career Day
Published on: 11 Apr 2023

On March 30, 2023, the Institute’s students attended their Airline Business Law class, given by Sessional Lecturer George Petsikas, at nearby ICAO Headquarters. ICAO Secretary General Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar (IASL LL.M., 1999) greeted the class before Mr. Michael Gill, the Director of the Legal Affairs and External Relations Bureau, spent the morning giving the students a guest lecture about the main bodies of ICAO, the work of the ICAO Legal Committee, and environmental concerns and initiatives at ICAO.

Classified as: ICAO, air and space law, Institute of Air and Space Law
Published on: 31 Mar 2023

This Thursday this year's cohort participated in a guest lecture by IASL Adjunct Professor Peter Nesgos. Over three hours, Prof. Nesgos led an engaging discussion about space asset financing and insurance. "As the Institute of Air and Space Law we continuously strive to prepare our students for the fast changing space market. Prof. Nesgos, whose lecture has been part of our annual program for years, is always very kind in sharing his valuable knowledge with our students" Interim Director, Prof. Donal Hanley said. " I am grateful to my colleague, Prof.

Classified as: space law, Space Asset Finacing, Space Insurance, Institute of Air and Space Law
Published on: 30 Mar 2023

On Thursday March 16th, a delegation from Indonesia consisting of His Excellency Mr. Daniel T.S. Simanjuntak, Indonesian Ambassador to Canada and Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Mr. Denon Prawiraatmadja, Chairman of the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association, Mr. Andre Rahadian, Partner at Dentons, as well as selected embassy employees, visited the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law, where they were met on behalf of Interim Director, Prof.

Classified as: Aviation, IASL; Indonesia, diplomacy
Published on: 20 Mar 2023

On 1 March 2023, the Institute of Air and Space Law co-hosted a webinar with the African Space Leadership Institute (ASLI) titled the “Governance of Military Space Activities: The McGill Manual”.

Classified as: air and space law; McGill Manual; space law; space sustainability; webinar
Published on: 4 Mar 2023

The IASL was pleased to host Prof. Byers and Prof. Boley from the University of British Columbia for a guest lecture on February 16th. In front of an excited cohort, Prof. Byers and Prof. Boley delivered an interesting and engaging lecture based on their new book titled "Who Owns Outer Space?".

"We are immensely grateful to Prof. Byers and Prof. Boley for sharing their expertise on such a contemporary and important issue in Space Law" Interim Director, Prof. Donal Hanley said.



Classified as: air and space law
Published on: 20 Feb 2023
Sarin & Co. and the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University are pleased to announce that Avani Gupta from the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University, has been adjudged as the winner of the Sarin-McGill Annual Essay Contest on Aircraft Finance and Leasing 2022.

We would like to thank students of law, from around the world, who participated in the contest and made it a grand success.
Classified as: air and space law
Published on: 31 Jan 2023

On 27 January 2022, a group of 25 students, consisting of the 2021, 2022 and 2023 cohorts, enjoyed the unique opportunity to visit the headquarters of Air Canada located at Montreal airport for a career field trip. Under the warm hospitality and guidance of employees at Air Canada, they were given a special tour of the crew training facilities, the maintenance hangar, the dangerous goods department as well as call centre operations and enjoyed lectures by seasoned professionals at the legal and regulatory affairs department and the network planning department of Canada's flag carrier.

Classified as: air and space law
Published on: 31 Jan 2023

The Institute of Air and Space Law Association (IASLA), the very active alumni network of the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), welcomed over 60 guests to its annual Holiday Party at the McGill Faculty Club on 25 January 2023, the first since COVID hit. The Holiday Party is one of the Institute’s great traditions and is also a wonderful opportunity for current LLMs, DCLs, Certificate students and post-docs to mingle with their predecessors at the IASL.

Published on: 30 Jan 2023

The Institute of Air and Space Law celebrates the recent news of Major Matthew Ormsbee’s next military assignment. In August, Major Ormsbee will move to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he will serve as an Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Air Force Academy. He expects to teach the introductory law class relating to U.S. constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and the law of armed conflict. In addition, he will teach an upper-level course on space law and applications.

Published on: 13 Jan 2023


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