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Spring 2015
6323 Space Law - DULA- 18072

Professor(s): Arthur Dula (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This three hour course surveys the development of space law and policy
from the 1930's to evolving law for the International Space Station and
future exploration and settlement of the solar system. Topics include:
International Space Law (multinational and bilateral treaties, and the
common international law of space); National Space Law (US, Russian,
European, Japanese and Chinese); and the space policy of the United
States. US national space law is covered in detail, with specific
attention to the NASA Act, FCC jurisdiction and control of
communications satellites, FAA licensing of private launch services and
policy issues related to remote sensing and the military use of space.
Specific issues of patent, securities, tort and contract law are
addressed in relation to current and future business activities in outer
space. Special topics include national regulation of space tourism and
private space facilities, the law regulation commercial use of space, the
moon and asteroid resources, and technology export control law.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: 1. Review the attached United Nations multinational treaties and General Assembly resolutions.

2. Be prepared to discuss the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies in class on Wednesday, January 21st.

First Day Assignment

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06/15 9am-12pm  209 BLB    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (11/6/2014 4:54:04 PM)

No book required for this course

Professor will supply digital copies of all materials required for this course.