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UGA School of Law to host conference on the future of space governance

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law will host a daylong conference titled “The Future of Space Governance” on Oct. 28. The conference will be held at the School of Law on UGA’s North Campus. The event is open to the public, but attendees are requested to register.

Fifty years after the first moonwalk, the prospect for a new set of multilateral agreements governing outer space is remote, yet the legal questions raised by new space activity are mounting, according to School of Law Hosch Associate Professor Melissa J. Durkee, who serves as the faculty adviser to the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Emerita Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz of the University of Mississippi School of Law. Gabrynowicz has taught space law since 1987, and she currently serves as a director of the International Institute of Space Law.

Register for the conference at Attendance for UGA faculty, staff and students is free.

Conference co-sponsors are the American Society of International Law and School of Law student organizations the International Law Society and the Military Law Society.