22 May 2023
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly, a renowned expert in satellite regulatory policy with over 30 years of experience, will be instructing a new course on Telecommunications Law at Nebraska Law during the Fall 2023 semester. The course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the global legal framework governing wireless communications, including both terrestrial and space-based systems. By exploring the historical development of telecommunications and examining the economic drivers behind regulation, students will gain valuable insights into the current challenges facing the industry. Furthermore, the class will delve into common policy issues and cover the application process for licenses with the US Federal Communications Commission and the International Telecommunication Union.
Previously serving as the Senior Adviser for Space Policy at OneWeb, Pritchard-Kelly has advised governments and a wide range of public and private entities on regulatory, spectrum, and sustainable space policy matters. She currently holds a position on the Advisory Committee for the Secure World Foundation and has contributed to the boards of the US Telecommunications Training Institute, the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, and the Commerce Department's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. Ruth holds a Master's degree in space and telecommunications policy from George Washington University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland.