SWF Executive Director Delivers Closing Address to Regional Finals of Space Law Moot Court Competition

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Speaking on the topic, "Finding Truth Where No one Has Gone Before," Secure World Foundation (SWF) Executive Director Dr. Michael Simpson addressed the one hundred participants, coaches, and judges gathered at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC for the North American finals of the International Institute of Space Law's Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court competition.

Dr. Simpson's remarks focused on the particular challenges of developing and interpreting space law in an environment largely without legal precedent and subject to rapidly advancing technologies and capabilities.

This year's Space Law Moot Court problem focused on a complex conflict involving Satellite Electro-Magnetic Interference, and after two strenuous days of arguments and rebuttal, the North American round was won by a team from Florida State University.  As in past years, SWF will sponsor the winning team's travel to the International Finals to be held during the International Astronautical Congress in Toronto during the week of September 29, 2014.

To learn more about the competition, please click here.

Last updated on April 28, 2014