Non-lawyers' perspectives on the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition: Recommendations to promote space law education

Megan Ansdell, Curtis Iwata, Axel Bergman, Timiebi Aganaba

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The International Space University (ISU), with its 31 approach of international, interdisciplinary and intercultural education in the field of space, brings together students from all parts of the globe and from backgrounds as diverse as law, engineering, medicine and art. Similarly, the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition also brings together students from all over the world in the pursuit of space education. However, participants of the Lachs Moot are traditionally only students of international law. This paper describes the experience of a non-traditional team, composed of an astrophysicist, aerospace engineer and analytical chemist, representing ISU in the 2009 Lachs Moot. This paper recounts their journey to provide a means for non-lawyers to gain insight into legal thinking and further their relations with professional lawyers. It concludes with recommendations and suggestions for the organizers of the Lachs Moot, which seek to provide food for thought for the future of legal education and outreach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Pages9873-9878
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 12 2009Oct 16 2009

Publication series

Name60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Volume12

Other

Other60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period10/12/0910/16/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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