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Fall 2020
5297 Space Law - BRESNIK- 26479

Professor(s): Rebecca Bresnik (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: August 17-21  M,T,W,TH,F from 9-3  Location: 144  BLB

Course Outline: If UH mandates during this term that alternate delivery of courses is required, as occurred during Spring of 2020, please note that this course may be delivered via distance education and/or primarily electronic interaction.

The major objectives are to provide a basic understanding of the legal regime governing outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies. In providing this basic understanding the course would start with an analysis of the development of space law and fundamental legal principles applicable to outer space, to also include the International Space Station and its legal structure. After providing a basic understanding, the course will then concentrate on recent developments and more specific topics in space law which include property rights and claim of sovereignty over outer space and celestial bodies, Outer Space Treaty requirement that are applicability to new proposed activities in space, commercialization and privatization of low earth orbit, orbital debris legal issues and governance, intellectual property and export control laws as applicable to space activities. The course will also cover the very recent developments at a national level by examining recent U.S. developments in the areas of space law and policy.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: HyFlex  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to teach in a physical classroom. The extent to which that room will be used during the semester is up to the instructor and may vary during the semester. When the classroom is used by an instructor, those class sessions will be operated in “HyFlex” mode: remote presence is available to any student via internet videoconferencing, and recordings will be available. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Quota= 30.

This course will meet from August 17 to August 21, 2020 from 9 AM to 12 PM, Lunch from 12-1 and class will start again from 1-3 PM. There will be a 10 minute break during morning and afternoon sessions. The final exam will be a take home exam.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take Home      

This course will have:
Exam: Take home

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (7/27/2020 1:45:25 PM)

Book(s) Required