Global Space Law Center

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C|M|LAW is the only law school in the United States with a center dedicated exclusively to the study of the law of outer space.

The rapid growth of the private space industry has created new opportunities for lawyers trained in the complex international and domestic aspects of space law.  With companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Planetary Resources leading the way, mankind has embarked on a new Space Age marked by the participation of private citizens in space activity. New governmental space programs, such as the initiatives recently unveiled by Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates, also encompass innovative and aggressive plans to establish Moon bases, mine asteroids, and colonize Mars. 

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law responded to these growing opportunities by founding the Global Law Space Center(GSLC), the only law school center in the United States dedicated exclusively to the study of the law of outer space.

The GSLC is committed to three primary goals:

  • To promote the development of law for the peaceful use of outer space
  • To facilitate the growth of the commercial space industry
  • To train next-generation space lawyers

THE GSLC TAKES A THREE-PRONGED APPROACH TO THESE GOALS:

THE DIRECTOR OF THE GSLC: Professor Dr. Mark SundahL

Professor Dr. Mark Sundahl serves as Director of the Global Law Space Center.  Prof. Sundahl is the Charles R. Emrick Jr.- Calfee, Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland State University where he teaches Space Law, International Business Transactions, and Commercial Law. Prof. Sundahl published his first article in space law in the year 2000 and has since then written extensively and spoken around the world on cutting-edge space law issues.  Prof. Sundahl has been involved in many domestic and international initiatives in the field of space law including the ongoing work of the Hague Working Group on the Governance of Space Resourcesand the ICAO/UNOOSA Space Learning Group. He has advised the FAA/AST as the Chair of the International Space Policy Working Group of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) and advises the U.S. Delegation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.  He is also a member of the Board of Editors of Air & Space Lawand has served as the Assistant Executive Secretary of the International Institute of Space Law.

    WATCH Prof. Sundahl talk about the Center launch and the growing job opportunites in Space Law:

    For more information on the Center or the Summer online course, contact gslcnull@law.csuohio.nulledu

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