Master of Laws (LL.M.) Law (Non-Thesis): Air and Space Law (45 credits)

Offered by: Air and Space Law     Degree: Master of Laws

Program Requirements

The 45-credit LL.M. program, non-thesis option, in Air and Space Law complements previous legal education through specialized graduate-level coursework and in-depth research. It enhances expertise in selected areas of legal scholarship and includes a supervised substantial paper in an area of interest.

Candidates must remain in residence for three terms for which full-time fees will be charged. The third term is devoted to the Research Project, usually taken in the summer of the first year. If the research project is not completed in this time, students must register for additional sessions as needed. All degree requirements must be completed within a maximum of three years of the date of first registration.

Research Project (15 credits)

The non-thesis option requires a substantial supervised research project during the third term of registration, a 15,000-word paper, assessed by the supervisor on a pass-fail basis, and typically completed in the Summer.

  • ASPL 655 Research Project 1 (15 credits)

    Offered by: Air and Space Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Air & Space Law : A major research paper on a current topic.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in LL.M. in Air and Space Law; Non-Thesis program.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • ASPL 633 Public International Air Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Air and Space Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Air & Space Law : Sources of public international law relating to the air space and its aeronautical uses. International aviation organizations and their law-making functions. Legal responses to aviation terrorism.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Weber, Ludwig (Fall)

  • ASPL 636 Private International Air Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Air and Space Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Air & Space Law : Sources of private international air law. Conflicts of laws. Unification of law of liability. Liability for damage on the surface, liability of the ATC and CNS/ATM providers. Rights in aircraft and their international recognition.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • ASPL 637 Space Law: General Principles (3 credits)

    Offered by: Air and Space Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Air & Space Law : Examination of the role of international law in the regulation of outer space activities.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Jakhu, Ram S. (Fall)

  • LAWG 601 Communication 1 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Key writing and research strategies for graduate students in law.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Abram, Zachary (Fall)

  • LAWG 602 Communication 2 (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Law General : Key writing and research strategies for graduate students in law.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

3 credits from the following:

15 credits (or fewer if more credits are earned for the research project) at the 500 level or higher chosen from among Faculty offerings (including ASPL offerings).

Additional Research Project Courses

With the approval of the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), students may take up to an additional 3 credits of research project courses by completing one or both of:

  • ASPL 656 Research Project 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Air and Space Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Air & Space Law : A major research paper on a current topic.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in LL.M. in Air and Space Law; Non-Thesis program.

  • ASPL 657 Research Project 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Air and Space Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Air & Space Law : A major research paper on a current topic.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in LL.M. in Air and Space Law; Non-Thesis program.

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