Second space and telecom law conference is Oct. 6

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

The University of Nebraska College of Law hosts the second annual Space and Telecommunications Law Seminar Oct. 6, with the theme “Rules of the Road in Space: Satellite Threats and Other Security Issues.”

The seminar, 2-5 p.m. at the Hilton Omaha Hotel, 1001 Cass St., Omaha, is in conjunction with the Strategic Space and Defense Conference. It involves national and international experts in the space sector, including defense, commercial space ventures, satellite and telecommunications in space.

Topics include protection of satellites from intentional and unintentional threats.

The NU College of Law has the only program in the country in space and telecommunications law, and the only English-language program in the world. Frans Von Der Dunk, faculty in the program and an expert in the discipline, will present at the seminar on international and European views.

Other presenters are Darren Huskisson, former chief, Cyber and Space Law, USSTRATCOM; Philip Meek, former associate general counsel for international affairs, Air Force General Counsel’s Office; Eligar Sadeh, associate director, Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy; and commentary by Maj. Brandon Hart, chief, Space Law, USSTRATCOM. A 2 p.m. pre-session on “Government Contracting Law with Special Emphasis on the Space Sector” features presenter Matthew Ruane, advance programs manager for the Boeing Corp.

Free registration by is available by e-mail to More information is at

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