Space Law Conference

Registration is Open!
The 2021 Nebraska Virtual Space Law Week is September 27 - October 1.

We look forward to the conference coming back to DC in 2022, and continue to plan for visits and events in 2021.
A schedule is available for download via PDF by clicking on the agenda cover.
Full information and registration links are also available in plain text below.

 Schedule



Sept. 27 1PM Eastern, Commercial Space: What’s Next for Regulatory Reform?

MODERATOR: 

Matthew Schaefer — Founding Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program and Haggart Work Professor of 

International Trade, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 

SPEAKERS: 

Allison Crutchfield — Sr. Manager, Regulatory Affairs at Space X 

Caryn Schenewerk — Vice-President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Relativity Space



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Sept. 28 2PM Eastern, The American Society of International Law Space Law Interest Group Presents the World Speaks Space Series: Africa

MODERATORS: 

Matthew Schaefer — Founding Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program and Haggart Work Professor of 

International Trade, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 

Jess Rogers — Legislative and Regulatory Analyst at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, & Vice-Chair, ASIL Space Law Interest Group 

SPEAKERS: 

Dr. Peter Martinez — Executive Director, Secure World Foundation & Former Chairman of South African Council for Space Affairs 

Julia Selman Ayetey — Junior Partner, Ashong Benjamin & Associates 

Timiebi Aganaba — Assistant Professor of Space and Society School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University 

 

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Sept. 29 2PM Eastern, Spectrum and Space Activities:  Future Challenges and Opportunities

MODERATORS: 

Matthew Schaefer — Founding Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and  Telecommunications Law Program and Haggart Work Professor of 

International Trade, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Endeliza M. Hampton — Compliance Manager at Woodruff Sawyer, J.D. Candidate, Cyber, Telecommunications & Satellite Law concentration, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 

SPEAKERS: 

Jennifer Manner — Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at EchoStar Corporation 

Jennifer Warren — Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation, Lockheed Martin



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Sept. 30 1PM Eastern, Artemis Accords:  Expanding and Implementing the Accords & Their Impact on Space Law

MODERATORS: 

Matthew Schaefer — Founding Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program and Haggart Work Professor of 

International Trade, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 

Leana Brown — Space Law Student Researcher, 2022 JD Canidate, Business Tranactions, and Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 

SPEAKERS: 

Mike Gold — Executive Vice President for Civil Space and External Affairs at Redwire Space 

Frans von der Dunk — Perlman Alumni & Othermer Professor of Space Law, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 



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Oct. 1 12PM Eastern, "What About Everyone Else?
The Law of Armed Conflict and Neutrality and Proportionality in Space: Protecting Neutrals and Civilians in Space."

MODERATOR: 

Jack Beard — Professor and Co-Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 

SPEAKERS: 

Dr. Dale Stephens — Professor and Director, Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics, University of Adelaide Law School, Austrailia. 

Dr. Andrea Harrington — Professor and Dean of Space Education (Interim), Air University, U.S. Air Force. 

Christopher J. Borgen — Professor and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at St. John’s University of Law 



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Alumni Event with Elsbeth Magilton, September 29 at 5PM Eastern / 4PM Central. 

For Alumni Only, join Executive Director Elsbeth Magilton for a casual opportunity to catch up and hear about news in the program on
Wednesday September 29th at 5PM Eastern / 4PM Central

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Special Session for Nebraska Law JD Students: Declaring a Concentration in Space, Technology, or International Law 

Join Elsbeth Magilton at 12PM Central in McCollum Hall (LAW) Room 111 for a session on declaring a concentration, tips, and guidance. No registration is required. Nebraska Law students only.



Nebraska Space Law Week is Co-Sponsored by the American Society of International Law Space Law Interest Group and the American Branch of the International Law Association.

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The 2020 Nebraska Virtual Space Law Week
was held September 28 – October 2nd

On behalf of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program at the University of Nebraska College of Law we want to thank you for attending a session (or many sessions!) during the 2020 Nebraska Virtual Space Law Week! 

From the Artemis Accords, commercial space launches, spectrum management, military space issues, and COSPAR - we’ve covered the gamut! Not to forget our student and new professional sessions discussing research skills, with the Space Court Foundation, and managing the job search. Between all nine sessions throughout the week, we welcomed just over 400 participants to our virtual halls for rich and vibrant discussions of modern space law issues. 

Recordings of all the sessions are available on the program's Media Hub page.

We particularly want to thank all our speakers and moderators for taking time from their busy schedules to join us this week. Please take a moment to revisit our schedule of events and check out the 27 individuals we spent time with this week, learning from their expertise.

If you enjoyed Nebraska Virtual Space Law Week and want to memorialize the experience, shirts and hoodies are available, and portion of those sales go to the Nebraska Law Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Student Club to help them fund activities and student experiences. 

Finally, for attorneys seeking Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours, the five main sessions were each approved for one hour of Nebraska CLE hours. An attendance report generated after each session was created to show who was in attendance and for how long. A certificate of attendance was attached to the final conference email sent Friday 10/2/2020, with course numbers listed per session. If you are licensed outside of Nebraska you should follow your state’s directions for applying for out of state credit. Your attendance has been reported to the Nebraska Bar Association.

As our Co-Director Professor Jack Beard said today as he closed our final session, “stay safe on land, and peaceful in space.” We wish you well and thank you again. 

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Co-Sponsored by the American Society of International Law Space Law Interest Group and the American Branch of the International Law Association.

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Notes from the 2019 12th Annual Nebraska Space Law Conference
"Global Perspectives on Space Law and Policy"

We want to thank everyone who joined us at the 12th Annual Nebraska Space Law Conference "Global Perspectives on Space Law and Policy" conference on October 18th. Our world and the technology we create is moving at a rapid pace. It is my hope that conversations like those we’ve enjoyed during this conference prepare us to practice in those environments. Thank you for being a part of it.

Professor Matt Schaefer and Executive Director Magilton were pleased to hand off the resources of the NASA Space Law Network grant to Dennis Burnett and Ryan Noble and share the news of the creation of a United States Center on Space Law at the conference. While Nebraska is an excited collaborator and supporter, the project is not being directly run by the Nebraska Law program and questions are more properly directed at those developing the center. 
Please keep your eyes out for more information.

Conference Photo

All photos by Craig Chandler, University of Nebraska Communications
More photos will be made available or shared with speakers and stakeholders.  

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