Spring 2021 - 60604 -
Space Law and Policy: International Cooperation and Competition-Wb
Law CSN: 112838, Law CNBR: 279M
This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
Come explore emerging space-related issues currently under discussion internationally and domestically! The course will blend lecture, discussion, and group work in a seminar-like format. We will examine the following topics:
Week 1: Introduction to the course and the basics of space law Weeks 2&3: The Yin & Yang of Space: Peaceful Purposes and National Security issues Weeks 4&5: Can we get there from here? Orbital Debris, Space Situational Awareness, and Space Traffic Management Weeks 6&7: Norms Development: Bottom up, top down, and points in the middle Weeks 8&9: Micro -> Macro: very small sats and very large constellations Weeks 10&11: In Situ Resource Utilization Weeks 12&13: Bilaterals, Multilaterals, and the role of consensus The exam will be a take home final.