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Indonesian Delegation Visits IASL

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.

Published: 20 Mar 2023

McGill Manual webinar with the African Space Leadership Institute

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”.

Published: 4 Mar 2023

Guest Lecture "Who owns Outer Space?"

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.

Published: 20 Feb 2023

Winner of the 2022 Sarin-McGill Annual Student Essay Contest on Aircraft Finance & Leasing announced

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.
Published: 31 Jan 2023

IASL Cohort visits Air Canada HQ

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.

Published: 31 Jan 2023

IASL holds first Alumni Cocktail of 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: 30 Jan 2023

Major Milestone for IASL Student

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: 13 Jan 2023

IASL Class attends 19th Annual Assad Kotaite

The current IASL class attended the 19th Annual Assad Kotaite Lecture organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (Montreal Branch) at the McGill Faculty Club. IASL Adjunct Professor Ludwig Weber accompanied the class and extended the invitation.
Published: 3 Jan 2023

IASL participates in Panel Discussion organised by the German Aerospace Center and the Herzberg Network

On December 7th the German Aerospace Center in partnership with the German Embassy’s Herzberg Network hosted a panel discussion titled “Cold Moon: Let’s talk about Space Research and Technology for Life on Earth” in the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The Institute of Air and Space Law was represented by Institute graduate Prof. Aram Kerkonian who provided insightful aspect of research in Space Law.

Published: 21 Dec 2022

The IASL Webinar Series Continues

On Thursday, 1 December 2022, the Institute of Air and Space Law held its second webinar for the academic year 2022/23. The second panel titled "The Use of Satellites in Armed Conflict: Legal and Geopolitical Implications" could continue the success of the 1st webinar with more than 90 people in attendance.

Published: 7 Dec 2022

Attention Alumni

Attention all IASL graduates and alumni,   Please find herein attached a letter and notice of meeting from the Institute of Air and Space Law Association's (IASLA) Acting President, George Petsikas, for your attention and requested follow-up.
Published: 2 Dec 2022

IASL Class attends ICAO Symposia

IASL Sessional Lecturer, Dr. Joseph Wilson and his students in the Government Regulation of Air Transport Course attended two Symposia organized by ICAO on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) from 7 to 9 November, and Drone Enable from 14 to 16 November at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal. “The symposia presented a unique opportunity for the students to hear the industry experts and to see how their work provides the basis for ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs)” said Dr.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

Guest Lecture by Professor Francis Schubert

The Institute of Air and Space Law had the pleasure of welcoming Adjunct Professor Francis Schubert at McGill University. Over three days, Prof. Schubert delivered an engaging lecture about Liability of Air Traffic Control.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

1st IASL Webinar of the Season a Success

On Friday, 4 November 2022, the Institute of Air and Space Law held its first webinar for the academic year 2022/23. The newly established IASL Aerospace Webinar Series was kicked off with the first episode titled “The Race Back to the Moon: Legal and Geopolitical Implications”. For two hours, the high-level panel consisting of Prof. Olga Volynskaya, Prof. Jinyuan Su, Prof. Eytan Tepper and Prof.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

Military Promotion for Major Matthew Ormsbee

On 28 October 2022, the Institute of Air and Space Law celebrated the military promotion of Matthew Ormsbee to Major in the United States Air Force.

Published: 2 Dec 2022


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