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International Space Law
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


4 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
Globally, space-derived products and services will combine assets and annual revenues in excess of USD1 trillion by 2040. The year-on-year growth of the space economy is expected to continue to be three times that of the global economy. This course discusses the international law regulating the use of, and activities in outer space. It will examine issues such as State responsibility, liability for damage, and environmental protection. It will then debate the law relating to various space sectors such as telecommunications, navigation, military and dual use, resource management, and human spaceflight. The course looks at contemporary and upcoming legal issues relating to space activities, including issues relating to venture capital, cross border investments, space environmentalism, and space traffic governance.

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Course Convenor: Adjunct Prof Gérardine Goh Escolar

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4320 / LL5320 / LL6320 / LLJ5320

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3hr weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive course: Wk 1 - 3; Dates: *9- 27 Aug 2021 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm] [*make-up seminars for Mon, 9 Aug on Sat, 14 Aug (1-4pm)]

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20% & 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 80% [Release: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 (3pm); Due: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4320V/LL5320V/LL6320V International Space Law.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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