Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Csu Launches Nation's First Space Law Center

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Csu Launches Nation's First Space Law Center

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The rapid growth of the private space industry has increased the demand for lawyers trained in the complex international and domestic aspects of space law and policy. Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is expanding its space policy initiatives through the creation of the Global Space Law Center. It is the first law school research center in the United States dedicated exclusively to the study of the law of outer space.

The Center will seek to train the next generation of space lawyers, to promote the development of laws and policies that promote the peaceful use of outer space, and to facilitate the growth of the commercial space industry.

C|M|LAW Professor Mark J. Sundahl will serve as director of the Global Space Law Center. Sundahl, the Charles R. Emrick Jr.- Calfee, Halter & Griswold Professor of Law, is an international expert on space law and currently serves as chair of the International Space Policy Working Group of the Federal Aviation Administration's Commercial Space Transportation Committee. He is also an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and previously served as the assistant executive secretary of the International Institute of Space Law.

"Professor Sundahl is one of the premier experts on space law in the country and there is no one better equipped to develop the Global Space Law Center and prepare students in this rapidly growing field," said C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher. …

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