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

Career Talk with Wayne Tyrell

The Institute of Air and Space Law took great pleasure in welcoming Mr. Wayne Tyrell, Senior Legal Advisor Irish Aviation Authority, to the Institute to give a career talk to this year’s cohort.

“Wayne’s background both in the Irish Defence Forces and Aviation Authority provides an interesting combination of experience. I am delighted that he agreed to talk to our students” Interim Director, Prof. Donal Hanley said.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

IASL signs Mermoradum of Understanding with Korean Aerospace University

On Tuesday 4 October 2022, the President of Korea Aerospace University Prof. Dr. Heeyoung Hurr and Prof. Dr. Woon-Kyung Song visited the Institute of Air and Space Law to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. Korea Aerospace University is a leading university in Korea specialised in aviation and aerospace.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

IASL graduate student Beatrice Dragomir recipient of the 2022 IAWA Scholarship Award

The Institute of Air and Space Law is pleased to announce that Ms. Beatrice Dragomir is this year’s recipient of the 2022 International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) Scholarship for McGill University.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

Pakistan's delegation to ICAO visits the IASL

Professor Donal Hanley, Interim Director, was pleased to welcome the Pakistani delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law. The meeting took place in the splendid common room of Old Chancellor Day Hall, where Professor Hanley led an interesting discussion about prospective collaboration and capacity-building initiatives with Pakistan.

Published: 2 Dec 2022

Dean Leckey addresses the 2022 American Bar Association Air and Space Law Forum

On 15 September 2022, McGill University Faculty of Law Dean Robert Leckey addressed the American Bar Association (ABA) Air and Space Law Forum at its 2022 Annual Conference. Attended by legal aerospace professionals, senior airline executives and high-level government representatives, the Conference took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

Published: 2 Dec 2022


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