Space, Cyber, & Telecommunications Law

Professor Jack Beard

Jack M. Beard Associate Professor of Law

Professor Jack Beard joined the law faculty in May 2011. Before coming to Nebraska, he was a member of the faculty at the UCLA School of Law.

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Dennis J Burnett Adjunct Professor of Law

Professor Burnett is an attorney and business advisor with experience in commercial transactions and regulatory matters representing both U.S. and foreign clients in the aerospace industry.  He has extensive international experience; particularly in Europe, Russia and China.  Professor Burnett has recognized subject matter expertise in all aspects of commercial space activities, export licensing and compliance and foreign ownership control or influence (“FOCI”) mitigation for U.S. companies holding U.S.

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Fred Campbell

Fred Campbell Adjunct Law Professor

Fred Campbell is Executive Director of the Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology and a member of the Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program Advisory Board. Mr.

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Professor Gus Hurwitz

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program

Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz joined the College of Law faculty in 2013. His work builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. He has a particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology, including data- and cybersecurity, and was recognized as a Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal.

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Professor Matthew Schaefer

Matthew Schaefer Veronica A. Haggart & Charles R. Work Professor of International Trade Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program

Matthew Schaefer is the Veronica A. Haggart and Charles R. Work Professor of International Trade Law and Co-Director of the Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program.  He has nearly two decades of law teaching experience and has taught courses in international law, international trade law, international business transactions, foreign relations law and policy, space law, and cyber law. In 2012, he led efforts to have the Law College adopt a required first-year course in international law for all J.D. students, and currently co-teaches the course with Professor Lepard.

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Professor Frans von der Dunk

Frans von der Dunk Harvey & Susan Perlman Alumni and Othmer Professor of Space Law

Prof. Von der Dunk was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) in Vancouver, in October 2004, the Social Science Award of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in Valencia, in October 2006, and the 2015 Social Science Book Award, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), for the Handbook of Space Law, Jerusalem, October 2015.

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