Emeritus Professor Armand de Mestral

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Armand de Mestral.

In addition to all his other achievements in the main Faculty of Law and beyond, we at the Institute of Air and Space Law remember him for his long association with and support for our institute, most notably for his role as interim director from 1998 to 2000 in succession to Michael Milde before him and before the appointment of Paul Dempsey after him.

Published: 26 Jun 2023

Conference on International Aviation + Space Financing Law: A Resounding Success

The recently concluded Conference on International Aviation + Space Financing Law, organized by the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law and the National University of Singapore's Centre for Banking and Finance Law, proved to be a great success. Held in the vibrant city of Singapore, this conference brought together an array of stakeholders from both academia and practice to explore the challenges, changes, and innovations in the field.

Published: 13 Jun 2023

IASL signs Mermorandum of Understanding with ICAO

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: 31 May 2023

IASL Students win the 14th Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition

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: 16 May 2023

McGill Manual Engagement Seminar with the French Space Command

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.

Published: 10 May 2023

IASL European Alumni/ae Association Reunion in Paris

On the eve of the 13th Annual McGill/PEOPIL Conference on International Aviation Liability, Insurance & Finance, the IASL European Alumni/ae Association held its reunion event. Forty friends, colleagues and graduates of the Institute met up at this long-anticipated event in the dazzling city of Paris.

Published: 1 May 2023

IASL Students participate in the 2023 Planetary Defense Conference

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.

Published: 12 Apr 2023

IASL Career Day a Success

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

Published: 11 Apr 2023

IASL Class visits ICAO

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.

Published: 31 Mar 2023

Guest Lecture by Professor Peter Nesgos

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.

Published: 30 Mar 2023

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


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