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Hildebrand and Sholes Win Regional Client Counseling Competition

11 Feb 2015    

The team of Briana Hildebrand and Michael Sholes, both 2L students, won the American Bar Association's 2015 Region 8 Client Counseling Competition. They will move on to represent Nebraska Law and Region 8 at the 2015 ABA National Client Counseling Competition in March. There they will face the winning teams from each of the ABA's other 11 regional competitions. 

Equal Justice Society

Equal Justice Society Chili Cook Off Raises Over $1,000 for NPILF

11 Feb 2015    

In its inaugural year, the Equal Justice Society Chili Cook Off raised over $1,000 for the Nebraska Public Interest Law Fund. The NPILF provides grants to law students interested in working in the public interest during the summer.

Twenty faculty members, staff and administrators provided chili to be entered into the competition:

  • Brian Borenstein
  • Molly Brummond
  • Patty Cavanagh
  • Rob Denicola
  • Rick Dooling
  • Chris Evans
  • Tasha Everman 
  • John Lenich
  • Richard Leiter
  • Marc Pearce
  • Sandy Placzek
  • Susan Poser
  • Anna Shavers
  • Jessica Shoemaker
  • Anthony Schutz
  • Brett Stohs
  • Adam Thimmesch
  • Marcy Tintera
  • Tracy Warren
  • Catherine Wilson

Individuals voted for their favorite chili during the event. The winning chili will be announced at the Meeting of the Minds on February 13, 2015.

Students Beat Faculty Bowling Team

11 Feb 2015    


The International Law Student Association (ILSA) held a student-faculty bowling tournament for the second consecutive year. Teams of four to five students competed for the opportunity to take on the faculty team. In the end, the student team of Aditya Ezhuthachan, Alex Gavin, Jerry Jefferson, Rick Tast, and Jacob Tewes beat the faculty team of Professor Jack Beard, Professor Brian Lepard, Professor Matt Schaefer, Dean Richard Moberly, and former Dean Glenda Pierce.

The bowling tournament is held as a fundraiser for ISLA. International Law Student Association enables law students who are interested in international law and international trade to continue their education in this field beyond the classroom. Activities include: sponsoring the Jessup International Moot Court competition; counseling on graduate level and summer programs in international law, internships and career opportunities; and interdisciplinary programs sponsored by the College of Business Administration, the College of Agriculture, the Institute of International Affairs and other University of Nebraska colleges and departments involved in international relations and trade issues.

Susan Foster

Foster, '09, named UNL director for Institutional Equity and Compliance

30 Jan 2015    

Susan Foster, '09, is a senior associate attorney at the law firm Jackson Lewis PC in Omaha. She will begin her director duties Feb. 16.

A member of the chancellor's senior administrative team, Foster will serve as UNL's chief civil rights officer and Title IX officer. She will be responsible for providing leadership, direction and oversight for many of the federal and state regulatory mandates of the campus; for generating the university's affirmative action plans for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities; for investigating allegations of illegal discrimination and harassment; and for leading the university in monitoring and helping to develop an inclusive, supportive campus climate.

Foster will chair the UNL Equity Council, which includes representatives from Institutional Equity and Compliance (formerly known as Equity, Access and Diversity Programs), the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Human Resources.

"The university is fortunate to be able to attract a person with Susan's experience as both an educator and a lawyer to lead our diversity and compliance office," Chancellor Harvey Perlman said. "She will provide excellent leadership in these critical areas."

Foster said she was honored and excited to join a university that is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse culture in which all students, faculty and staff are provided an opportunity to thrive, grow and contribute.

"Recognizing and appreciating diverse experiences, beliefs and perspectives expands our collective knowledge and allows us to successfully work together in our ever-expanding world," she said. "I am eager to work collaboratively with university leaders and organizations, community leaders and organizations, faculty, staff and students to implement strategic initiatives and programs that create, promote and support a thriving safe, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone."

Foster is a 2009 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. She earned an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1999 and taught at Millard Public Schools for seven years.

During her tenure at Jackson Lewis PC, she has worked with and provided guidance to clients seeking advice in all areas of employment, including disability accommodation, wage and hour, conflict resolution, hiring, discipline and leave management. She also has trained human resources personnel and management in many aspects of employment law, including discrimination, harassment and disability accommodation training.

Nicholas A. Buda

Buda, '12, Named New Associate

27 Jan 2015    

Nicholas A. Buda has joined McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O. as an associate. Buda is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2012. He is admitted to both the Nebraska and Iowa Bars. Mr. Buda practices primarily in business litigation. He also has experience with probate matters, natural resources and water law, and real estate. 

Based out of Omaha, McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O. has been serving commercial enterprises and individual clients in a broad range of civil practice areas in the Midwest since 1975. 

 Mathew T. Watson

Watson, '06, Named New Shareholder

27 Jan 2015    

Mathew T. Watson has been made a Shareholder of McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O. Watson is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and also received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2006. Mr. Watson joined the corporation as an associate in 2011. He practices in a variety of areas including commercial litigation, corporate, business, labor and employment law. 

Based out of Omaha, McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp, P.C., L.L.O. has been serving commercial enterprises and individual clients in a broad range of civil practice areas in the Midwest since 1975. 

Amie C. Martinez

Martinez, '94, Named Nebraska State Bar Association President

12 Jan 2015    

Amie C. Martinez, '94, begins term as President of the Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA). The NSBA is the largest professional organization of lawyers in Nebraska and elected Martinez as its President. The NSBA has a three-fold mission – sustaining the ongoing level of professionalism and confidence amongst the profession, strengthening the court system and serving the public. Martinez’s term as runs through October 2015. 

Martinez, a shareholder with the law firm of Anderson, Creager & Wittstruck, P.C., L.L.O. in Lincoln, practices in the areas of family law, juvenile law, criminal defense, civil litigation and appellate work before the Nebraska Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She has been involved on the local, state and national levels of bar leadership as well as actively engaging in public service within the local community and across the country. 

Law Professors Present Around the Globe

22 Dec 2014    

Professor Eric Berger Presented at Law Schools Nationwide

Professor Berger presented, " The Executioner's Dilemma” at Richmond Law Review's Allen Chair Symposium on Lethal Injection, Politics and the Future of the Death Penalty, and at the Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Professor Berger also presented his paper, “The Supreme Court, Legislative Facts, and the Path of Constitutional Law” at the Fifth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola Chicago University School of Law.

At the UCLA law school, Professor Berger gave a presentation on “The Rhetoric of Constitutional Absolutism.” The talk explored the Supreme Court’s propensity to pretend that constitutional cases have certain answers, even when there are powerful arguments on both sides.

Professor Blankley Lead Discussion on Confidentiality and Privilege During Mediation

Professor Kristen Blankley presented at a “lunch and learn” session at The Mediation Center on the important issues of privilege and confidentiality in mediation.  Blankley lead a discussion on why confidentiality and privilege are policy choices for mediation’s success, but also discussed exceptions to confidentiality, such as mandatory reporting requirements for allegations of child abuse. 

Professor Kristen Blankley participated in a webinar on ethics in online dispute resolution.  This webinar was offered as part of Cyberweek, a week-long online conference focused on online dispute resolution.

Professor Duncan Presented “Masks of Law: at the Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting

Christian Legal Society speaker Professor Richard Duncan’s spirited and thought provoking “Masks of the Law” presentation at the 2014 NSBA Annual Meeting discussed the creation of legal masks and their impact on important legal decisions and policies affecting groups treated harshly by the law.

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Professor Moberly Served as Moderator at National and Local Conferences

Professor Richard Moberly served at the moderator for a whistle blower litigation panel and the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Conference.

Moberly also served as a presenter and moderator for the McGrath North Speaker Series. The presentation included insights on fraud prevention, whistleblowing and business skepticism.

Professor Potuto Discussed NCAA Around the Country

 As a guest on the Sports Conflict Institute she discussed issues and perspectives regarding reinventing the NCAA, and improvements to the system to make it a more enriching and consistently positive experience for student-athletes. Watch the discussion:

Potuto appeared as part of a panel at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities annual meeting. The panel focused on Presidents and Chancellors and the Management of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. 

At Elon University, Potuto served on a Legal and Structural Changes in the NCAA panel that was part of a law review symposium on Media, Regulatory & Labor Issues in College Sports. 

Potuto gave a presentation to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentation titled, "Business, Media and Legal Issues in College Athletics," as part of a series of talks on business, media, and legal issues across a variety of businesses and activities.

Potuto participated in a Google Hangout with Winthrop Intelligence to discuss "the Role of the Faculty Athletic Representative and What Athletics Directors Need to Know" as part of a series of educational programs the organization is doing for athletic and greater campus administrators.

Professor Schaefer Presented at 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto

The number of presentations at major conferences made by Professor Schaefer in the past year grew to eight when Professor Schaefer presents his paper on the intersection of space insurance markets with liability regimes for third-parties and space flight participants in commercial space activities to the 65th International Astronautical Congress & 57th International Institute of Space Law (IISL) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space in Toronto on October 1. Professor Schaefer has previously spoken on space law topics at seven major space law and international law conferences in the past year: ABILA International Law Weekend – Midwest (St. Louis, September 2013); American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) International Law Weekend (New York, October 2013); University of Nebraska 6th Annual D.C. Space Law Conference (Washington, D.C., November 2013); International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Space Exploration Conference (Washington, D.C., January 2014); National Space Symposium (Colorado Springs, April 2014); Newspace 2014 (San Jose, CA, July 2014); and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2014 (San Diego, CA, August 2014).

Professor Sheppard Presented at
SMU Dedman School of Law's Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues

Professor Sheppard was invited to speak on the Supreme Court and Intellectual Property Law, which took place October 2nd at the SMU Dedman School of Law's Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues. The Symposium addressed the latest theories and practices important to the development of intellectual property law through discussions with distinguished academics, jurists and leaders in the industry. This year’s Symposium featured three panels addressing the Supreme Court’s latest copyright and patent cases.

Professor Shoemaker Served as Moderator for Regional Summit

Professor Jessica Shoemaker presented and served as the moderator for a panel at the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance Summit.

Shoemaker also presented her paper, “Emulsified Property,” at the Central States Law School Association meeting in Baton Rouge.

Professor Thimmesch Presented at Central States Law School Association Conference

Professor Adam Thimmesch presented “Testing the Models of Tax Compliance: The Use-Tax Experiment,” at the Central States Law School Association meeting in Baton, Rouge.

Professor von der Dunk Presented at the International Academy of Astronautics

Professor Frans von der Dunk presented, From Space Tourists to Unruly Passengers? The U.S. Struggle with 'On-Orbit Jurisdiction' at the Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space organized by the International Institute of Space Law at the International Astronautical Conference in Toronto, on October 1, 2014. Von der Dunk also chaired the International Academy of Astronautics/International Institute of Space Law Scientific/Legal Round Table on the topic of the increasingly high resolution of space EO data, which combined with increasing location and navigation information provided by satellites, raises new questions regarding the risks and threats of abuse of such data, for example in areas of privacy, human rights and public order (terrorism).

Professor Willborn Presented at Events Nationwide

Professor Willborn gave a presentation on employee privacy at Elon University.

Willborn also served as a Senior Scholar at Seton Hall’s Young Scholars Forum. Willborn and other Senior Scholars offered critiques for Junior Scholars who were presenting their work. 

Finally, Professor Willborn presented a paper on employee privacy at a conference convened by the Cornell Law Review on the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Employment Law.

Professor Wilson Presented at the University of California-Davis

Professor Catherine Wilson presented her paper "Economic Justice and Student Loans" Preventing Student Loans from Crippling Social Mobility," at UC-Davis. 

Below is the abstract from that paper:

Student loan debt now exceeds $1.1 trillion. With student loans now count for a higher percentage of household debt than credit card and auto loans, numerous reports are highlighting the impact that the student loan debt load has on social mobility by delaying many of the life choices that generate wealth. Recent calls for financial aid reform seem to focus on tuition reforms, increased disclosures about student loans and repayment options, and changes to the Bankruptcy Code. This paper adds to this discussion by evaluating modifications to the current American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), a refundable income tax credit, in a way that helps reduce the debt costs associated with acquiring an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The AOTC tax credit should be modified to provide more immediate support to students.

Professor Zellmer Gave Presentations Around the Globe

Professor Zellmer presented, “Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Can Help,” at the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study. Watch the presentation here:

Additionally, Professor Zellmer also took part in the IUCN World Congress in Sydney, Australia. Zellmer organized a panel for the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, on Reconciling Development Challenges Facing Protected Areas.

Jodi Hoos

Hoos, '00, Named Peoria County Judge

17 Dec 2014    

Longtime Peoria County prosecutor Jodi Hoos knew when she was 12 that she wanted to be an attorney, and on Monday, she learned her hard work garnered her a set of judge’s robes.

Hoos, 40, was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a judicial vacancy created when Circuit Judge Michael Brandt announced his retirement. Hoos remain on the bench until Brandt’s term expires in 2016, when she can run for election.

Hoos graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a degree in political science. She received her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2000. She will be sworn in during a brief ceremony Dec. 29.

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Professor Frans von der Dunk

Von der Dunk Signs Asteroid Day Declaration

04 Dec 2014    

Asteroid Day is a global awareness movement where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. Organizers gathered an impressive group of scientists, policy makers, and astronauts to sign the declaration before the public announcement on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014. Professor Frans von der Dunk is among the public signatories. 

The Asteroid Day website explains, "Asteroid Day will be held on the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian Tunguska event, the largest asteroid impact on Earth in recent history." 

"Regionally organised large and small events will be held on Asteroid Day – from live concerts and community events, to lectures and other educational programmes,  to support a movement calling for increased detection and mapping of asteroids. The 100x Asteroid Declaration, calling for this action, has been signed by astronauts, scientists, artists and leaders in business and technology.

Employing available technology to detect, track and defend our Earth from dangerous asteroid impacts is something we know how to do. This will assure the survival of generations to come as well as preserve our heritage and all that we have learned and created as a species. We have the knowledge as well as the technology to prevent these future catastrophic events. The fact that this initiative could save ALL the species on this planet that have evolved alongside us.  We have a responsibility as custodians, not just for the planet, but for all the abundant life which inhabits it.

Continuing to orbit our solar system without the knowledge of potentially dangerous asteroids in our orbital neighbourhood is equivalent to playing the odds in a game of Las Vegas roulette – only this time, we are betting our families, homes and indeed future generations. The probability of Earth being impacted in a random location by a 100-megaton asteroid in your lifetime is about the same as the probability of you being killed in an automobile accident. These odds on any individual day are small, yet few among us would drive a car without wearing a seat belt. The 100x Asteroid Declaration calls for the discovery and tracking of 100,000 asteroids a year over the next ten years. In addition to protecting our planet, this increased capability will provide dramatically improved knowledge of our Solar System for scientific and other purposes."

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Professor Colleen Medill

Professor Colleen Medill Published Employee Benefits Law Casebook

02 Dec 2014    

Professor Colleen Medill has published the fourth edition of her law school casebook, Introduction to Employee Benefits Law:  Policy and Practice (West Academic 2014).  Professor Medill’s book, which has been adopted by over 40 American law schools, is the only legal textbook that contains comprehensive coverage of both health care and retirement plans established by private employers for their workers.  The book is unique in its extensive coverage of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on employer-sponsored health care plans.  Professor Medill uses her book each spring to teach her Employee Benefits Law course at the College of Law. 

Professor Kristen Blankley

Blankley becomes Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

25 Nov 2014    

Kristen Blankley has accepted an invitation to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Professor Blankley was chosen due to her leadership within the State of Nebraska, and the nomination is in “recognition of a lawyer whose career has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the profession, service to society, and commitment to the ideals and objectives of the American Bar Association.”  This is an extraordinary honor as less than 1% of lawyers within each state are asked to join the Fellows.


2014 UNL Alumni Master Victoria Collier

Collier Visits College as Part of UNL Masters Week

24 Nov 2014    

Alumni Masters Week, a program sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, Scarlet Guard and the Chancellor's Office, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. Since 1964, 400 alumni have participated in Alumni Masters Week. Its primary goal has always been to link the university's outstanding alumni with students who can benefit from their experiences and knowledge. All students were encouraged to take part in lectures, presentations and events with the alumni masters, who spoke about ways to apply formal education to working situations and career goals.

Victoria Collier, '02, visited Nebraska Law on November 20-21. In addition to meeting individually with students and various student organizations, Collier gave a presenation titled, "How to Build Your Law Practice grom the Ground Up" Lessons Learned," to a large audience on Thursday. 

Victoria Collier
 established her own law firm in 2002 in Decatur, Ga. A certified elder law attorney, Collier has chaired the Georgia chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the State Bar of Georgia elder law section and the Atlanta Bar Association elder law committee. She co-founded Lawyers with Purpose, Lawyers for Wartime Veterans, Veterans Advocates Group of America and Trust Associates Inc. Collier served in the U.S. Air Force, 1989 to 1995, and the Army Reserves, 2002 to 2005. A 2002 UNL law grad, she is hosted by the College of Law.

2015 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Team

2015 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Team Announced

17 Nov 2014    

The Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law program is proud to announce the 2015 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court team for Nebraska Law. Third year students Danielle Miller and Jacob Tewes, and second year student Kiersten Haugen, will be representing Nebraska in the national competition this spring. The selection committee graded each candidate on their space law experience, their oral argument background and ability, and their brief writing.

The competition is based on a hypothetical space law dispute before the International Court of Justice. Participating teams are required to submit a formal written argument for both the Applicant State and the Respondent State on the legal issues of the hypothetical case and to argue each side of the case before panels of judges in their respective region. The winning teams from each Regional Round meet in the international final rounds, which are held in conjunction with the annual IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space. The Final Round is traditionally judged by three judges of the International Court of Justice. This unique feature makes the Manfred Lachs Moot Court one of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the world. The competition will take place in late March to early April 2015 in Washington DC at the Georgetown Law College. The winning team will attend the International Rounds, as part of the IISL Colloquium, in Jerusalem in 2015.

Professor Matthew Schaefer will serve as the faculty advisor and LL.M. student Nathan Johnson will be coaching the team this year. Nathan has an extensive background in the subject area and has competed twice in this competition as a J.D. at George Washington Law School. Nebraska Law has a strong presence in the competition, with many of space, cyber and telecommunications law LL.M. alumni judging arguments and briefs (memorials). LL.M. alumni, and current J.S.D. student Giugi Carminati is the now a regional organizer of the competition.

Thank you to Stefanie Pearlman, Matthew Novak, Elsbeth Magilton, Matthew Schaefer, and Nathan Johnson for serving on the selection committee.

Professor Christal Sheppard

Professor Sheppard helps draft Congressional testimony

17 Nov 2014    

Professor Sheppard helps draft Congressional testimony and will attend a U.S. Congress joint hearing by the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform

The Public Patent Advisory Committee on which Professor Sheppard is lead on finance and budget issues was called to testify before a rare joint hearing by the United States House of Representatives Committee of the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  The hearing, to take place Tuesday November, 18th at 1:30 EST, will explore allegations of USPTO employee abuse of government telework programs that was initially brought to light by the Washington Post and subsequently covered by most major news networks.  The hearing will not only explore the action of the USPTO employees but will call into question the effectiveness of telecommuting programs in regards of oversight of employees, accountability to the agency and quality of workproduct.  

PPAC, on which Dr. Sheppard is serving her third year, was created by Congress to oversee the management of and advise the leadership of the USPTO.  Dr Sheppard is one of nine citizens chosen by the US Secretary of Commerce to fulfill this role to review the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the USPTO and advise the director on these matters.

Alumus Lynn Hendrix

Hendrix named Oil and Gas Lawyer of the Year

14 Nov 2014    

Bryan Cave (formerly Holme Roberts & Owen)  Partner Lynn Hendrix, '78,  was named Oil and Gas “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America! Lynn heads up Bryan Cave’s global Energy and Natural Resources Group.  In addition to being named “Lawyer of the Year” in Oil and Gas Law, Lynn’s practice depth and breadth is demonstrated by being listed in Best Lawyers in America in Native American Law, Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Copyright Law, and Information Technology Law.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest lawyer-rating publications in the U.S. and names a single lawyer in each specialty in each community as ‘Lawyer of the Year.’   Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Von der Dunk Speaks to Dutch Radio Show on the Rosetta Mission

12 Nov 2014    

November 12, 2014 Professor Frans von der Dunk will join the De Kennis Van Nu, which roughly translates as The Knowledge Of Today,  radio program to dicuss the Rosetta mission, celestial resource exploitation, and more broadly commercial space activities. 

You can learn more about his segment on the De Kennis Van Nu website for the program.

2015 Nebraska Law Trial Team Announced

10 Nov 2014    

Six third-year students were named to the 2015 Nebraska Law Trial Team: Katherine Doering, Brian Fahey, Megan McDowell, Adam Odle, Audrey Svane and Rick Tast.

Students will compete in teams of three people in the regional competition that takes places in February. The competition includes several mock trials of a crimincal case, including preparing direct and cross examinations, opening statements and closing arguments. Students will focus on evidence, theory, theme, strategy and all aspects of a trial.

On-Orbit Jurisdication Conference a Success

07 Nov 2014    

The 7th Annual Washington, D.C. Space Law Conference on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the National Press Club featured discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented in on-orbit jurisdiction. 

The first panel, 
“On-Orbit Jurisdiction: Government and Industry Views” featured Laura Montgomery (Manager, Space Law Branch, FAA), Karl Kensinger (Deputy Division Chief, Satellite Division, FCC), Glenn Talia (Section Chief, Weather, Satellites, and Research Section, NOAA), Brian Israel (Attorney-Advisor, US Dept. of State), Caryn Schenewerk  (Counsel & Director of Government Affairs, SpaceX), Russ McMurry (Senior Counsel, Boeing Network & Space Systems), Franceska Schroeder (Principal, Fish & Richardson), and moderators Professor Frans von der Dunk & Dennis Burnett.

The second panel, “On-Orbit Jurisdiction -  Perspectives from Different Elements of Space Sector - Views from Property Rights Interests and Sub-Orbital Activities”included Mike Gold (Chair, COMSTAC), Peter Marquez (VP for Global Engagement, Planetary Resources), Marc Holzapfel (Senior VP & General Counsel, Virgin Galactic), Patti Grace Smith (Principal, PGS Consulting), Jim Muncy (Principal, PoliSpace Consulting), and moderators Professor Matthew Schaefer and Dennis Burnett.

The ABA Space Law Committee, together with, invited students and professionals in the DC area to meet up for drinks, community, and conversation following the 7th Annual Nebraska Law DC Space Law Conference at the District Commons.

Von der Dunk and Magilton Present at Doane College

07 Nov 2014    

Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program Professor Frans von der Dunk and the program's Executive Director Elsbeth Magilton (Nebraska Law Class of 2011) presented at Magilton's aluma mater, Doane College (Class of 2008), on Thursday October 30, 2014.

At the invitation of Professor Wendy Hind, von der Dunk and Magilton discussed the law college programs and the developing commercial space industry with two undergraduate Business Law courses on the Crete, Nebraska campus. Topics included third-party liability, space flight participants, and other upcoming legal issues facing the industry.