The Global Space Law Center has selected the 2018-2019 members of the Center’s Research Council. The Research Council was created to conduct research and issue work product to influence current legislative and regulatory efforts on both domestic and international levels. The Council is staffed by student Members whose work is overseen by Prof. Mark J. Sundahl. The Members are trained in the fundamentals of Space Law and are selected for their academic excellence.
2018 - 2019 Student Members of the GSLC Research Council
Brian Asquith, JD Candidate 2019
Brian Asquith earned a degree in Materials Science and Manufacture at the University of Wolverhampton, U.K., where he graduated with 2:1 Honours. Brian worked as a research scientist, followed by a 10-year career as a USPTO-registered patent agent, leading him to attend law school to further a career in IP and its application to Space Law.
Jeffrey Murphy, JD Candidate 2021
Jeff Murphy is a 2LE that works as a GIS Analyst in Mahoning County, Ohio. He got has a B.S. in Physics from Youngstown State University in 1999. He lives in Poland, Ohio with his wife, two children, and their dog. When not studying for his JD, he sails with his family and writes poetry and memoir.
Stephen Robison, JD/MBA Candidate 2020
Stephen Robison earned a B.A. in Political Science at John Carroll University and served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia. In addition to studying law and business, Stephen is currently working in the Technology Transfer Office at the NASA Glenn Research Center.
Past Student Research Council Members (2017-2018)
Elizabeth Childers, '18
Elizabeth Childers earned a degree in Journalism and English at Ohio Wesleyan University where she graduated cum laude. Her passion for civil rights and international affairs led her to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she developed an interest in Space Law. Elizabeth also an externed at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
Connor J. Davin, J.D. '18
Connor J. Davin earned his undergraduate degree in 2015 at John Carroll University before coming to Cleveland State University to study law. Connor was the lead Council member on the Council’s project to provide recommendations to the Hague Space Resource Governance Working Group regarding mining on celestial bodies.