The China Spectre in Commercial Space: Measured Alert or Unfounded Alarm?

15 Sep 2023

I recently came across an article in Foreign Policy that paints an ominous picture of China's potential overseas spaceport in Djibouti. The piece presents this project as a legal nightmare. It is...

Changes at the Helm of the IASL

Published: 1 August 2023

The McGill Institute of Air and Space Law is pleased to announce that Prof. Vincent Correia and Professor Andrea Herrington have commenced their appointment as Co-Directors of Institute as of today...

Competition Law Seminar on Enforcement vs the Policy Goal of an International Aviation Hub

Published: 19 July 2023

On 18 July 2023, the Institute hosted a guest seminar by Professor Jae Woon (June) Lee, LLM (Air & Space Law) ’05, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Florida Moves to Limit Spaceflight Liability

30 Jun 2023

On 25 May 2023, the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, signed a new bill: An Act Relating to Spaceflight Entity Liability (the “Act”).[1] The Act received relatively limited media coverage. But, as...

McGill Manual Engagement Seminar with the French Space Command

Published: 10 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...

IASL Class visits ICAO

Published: 31 March 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...

Guest Lecture by Professor Peter Nesgos

Published: 30 March 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...

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