25 February. With an invited guest lecture in the Leiden Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law, ESPI further broadens its cooperation with one of the leading air and space law faculties.
The Leiden Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law is widely recognised as one of the leading academic programmes for space law and policy in the world. This master’s programme has a highly international approach and welcomes every year 30 top students from all corners of the world. Some of those students already have work experience in the field or are even practising lawyers aiming at specialising in air or space law. The second semester of this one year programme is fully dedicated to space law and policy. In addition to the general curricula experts from the most relevant international institutions in the space field are invited to give guest lectures while presenting their institutions to the students. For the second consecutive year ESPI Resident Fellow Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi, also alumnae of the Leiden Law Faculty, was invited to give a guest lecture on the impact of national space legislation and space related regulations on the development of commercial space activities based on the findings of ESPI’s work in the field (presentation download here).
IIASL Deputy Director and IISL President Tanja Masson-Zwaan (centre) with ESPI’s Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi and Kai-Uwe Schrogl
This invitation adds to the collaboration of ESPI with the Director and Deputy Director of the Leiden International Institute for Air and Space Law (IIASL). In addition to the constant collaboration with the IIASL Deputy Director Tanja Mason Zwaan in her quality of President of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) encompassing numerous participations in ESPI events (see related webnews here), in November 2010 Pablo Mendes de Leon, Director of IIASL participated in the ESPI workshop on UAS (see related webnews here). Currently, two ESPI Resident Fellows are alumni from Leiden University (Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi and Mildred Trögeler) and also ESPI Research Interns are recruited from the Leiden academic courses.