23 Sep 2022
Third-year student Lauren Bruning always found space fascinating. She also studied National Security and Humanitarian Affairs during her undergraduate degree. Through her time at Nebraska Law, she has found a way to marry those two interests. “I liked that space, cyber, and telecom law was futuristic. This trifecta combines three emerging and rapidly developing industries. So much of the law is interpretation, not development. Space, cyber, and telecom are bringing something new!”
While taking courses in the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Program, she met Dennis Burnett, who works as General Counsel at Hawkeye 360 and teaches Satellite Business Law & Exports Law. Professor Burnett is known for bringing a number of significant guest speakers in for his classes, ranging from NASA, the FCC, the Department of Defense, Space Force, and more. Bruning’s interest was piqued, and so she asked Professor Burnett for his advice on how to get more involved in the industry. He suggested she apply for an internship at Hawkeye 360, a Radio Frequency data analytics company.
Bruning, who also works part-time at Hudl, has worked hard to be able to take a second clerkship, taking as many credit hours as possible during her second year. She is thrilled to be working for a company that plays “a vital role in defense and intelligence by collecting and analyzing data” and also helped to “provide urgent humanitarian needs for Ukraine earlier this year.”