Space Law Certificate

CSU College of Law is one of the few law schools in the United States to offer a Space Law Certificate to provide students an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of this fascinating, and quickly evolving, area of the law. The space industry has experienced a transformative expansion with the development of reusable spacecraft, space tourism, space resource extraction, and other novel uses of space. At the same time, questions regarding the militarization, international cooperation, and environmental issues in space have become more pressing. In addition to coursework in Space Law, students pursuing the certificate have the opportunity to work on current domestic and international legal initiatives as a member of the student-staffed Global Space Law Center Research Council, to conduct independent research, and to participate in an externship in the field. 


A student must complete a minimum of 12 credits compromised of the following courses:

Required Foundational Courses (7 credits)

  • Legislation & the Regulatory State (LAW 515) (4 credits)
  • Space Law (LAW 787) (3 credits) Electives (5 credits)
  • GSLC Research Council I (2 credits)
  • GSLC Research Council II (2 credits)
  • Upper-Level Writing Project (LAW 860) (2 or 3 credits)
  • Externship (2 or 3 credits)

More Information:

Contact Program Director Professor Mark Sundahl m.sundahlnull@csuohio.nulledu

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