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The Future of Drone Regulation and Commercial Space Flight Share the Spotlight in the Air Law Institute’s Air & Space Law Symposium, March 12–14, 2015 in San Diego

Thought Leaders from the Aerospace and Legal Industries Address the Future of Drones, Air & Space Regulation, and Commercialization of Space in Moderated Panels and Keynote Presentations

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Stephanie Thompson Communications,
(619) 840-7353
[email protected]

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SAN DIEGO—The nonprofit Air Law Institute of San Diego presents the second annual Air & Law Symposium, hosted by California Western School of Law and the San Diego Air & Space Museum March 12–14, 2015, and including a relaxed Golf Tournament at Salt Creek Golf Club on March 14, featuring lunch and a special guest speaker.

The Symposium will feature top speakers and panelists from the aerospace industry and legal community. Topics will examine past, present, and future state regulatory structures, integration of unmanned aircraft into the global airspace system, and the commercialization of space in the 21st century and beyond. Online registration is now open at airlawinstitute.org.

Media are invited to attend. Please contact Stephanie Thompson, 619-840-7353.

Founding contributors to the inaugural Air & Space Law Symposium include General Atomics, Advanced Machining & Tooling, Northrop Grumman Corp., California Western School of Law, Airbus America, Boeing, Cadria Aero, SciFly LLC, Morrison Foerster, Reference Technologies, and Ballard Spahr LLP.

Among the panel topics:

  • Drone Exemptions for Commercial Operations
  • Intellectual Property in the Air & Space Industry
  • Cybersecurity in Aerospace
  • Large Unmanned Systems
  • The Current and Future State of Space Law

Speakers include:

  • Arthur Molins, General Counsel for the Americas, Lufthansa (invited)
  • Blake Barton, Air Concepts Group
  • Allen Bishop, Reference Technologies
  • Austin Blue, Spectrum Aeronautical
  • Christopher Celentino, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Karen Dacres, Planet IQ
  • Todd Emerson, SkyWest Airlines
  • Prof. Joanne Gabrynowicz, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • David Heffernan, Cozen O’Connor
  • Jeffrey Jakubowski, Denver Dynamics • William Janicki, Morrison Foerster
  • Sagi Kfir, Deep Space Industries
  • Glenn Kubota, Morrison Foerster
  • Dr. Fabrice Kunzi, Panoptes UAV
  • Ryan McMaster, Volant Productions
  • Dan McShan, Syzygyx
  • Jill Meyers, Meyers AeroConsulting
  • Michael Russell, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Dean Niels Schaumann, California Western School of Law
  • Brandon Suarez, General Atomics
  • James Sze, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Dr. Mary Walshok, UCSD
  • and more.

Following the panels, there will be an Awards Dinner hosted by the San Diego Air & Space Museum, with a reception, seated dinner, and presentation of Inspiration Awards and Scholarships.

The final day of the symposium brings together golf enthusiasts in a friendly tournament at Salt Creek Golf Club, with breakfast and lunch provided and a special guest speaker. For non-golfers, there is an option to attend only the lunch.

2nd Annual Air & Space Law Symposium, March 12–14, 2015
From Drones to Buck Rogers: Military/Commercial Pivot & the Future of Space Commerce

Friday, March 13, 2015 8am–5pm
California Western School of Law
Symposium Panels
Includes breakfast, refreshments & light lunch with guest speakers
Friday, March 13, 2015 6pm–9pm
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Awards Reception
Includes exclusive after-hours access to the Air & Space Museum and open flight simulators
Saturday, March 14, 2015 7am–2pm
Salt Creek Golf Club
Golf Tournament Includes breakfast & lunch with scoring, prizes, and a special guest speaker

The cost to participate in the daytime Symposium events is $395. Attendance at the Awards Reception is $105 with Symposium attendance; $125 without. Participation in the Golf Tournament, including lunch, is $95. Lunch at the Golf Club (without golf) is $40. A Symposium value package of all three events— Symposium panels, Awards Reception, and Golf Tournament—is $575. Law students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Symposium alone for free (limited spots available). An overflow room with live closed-circuit TV will be available for non-paying attendees should all Symposium spots be filled.

The content of the symposium meets the standard required to provide Continuing Legal Education credit for practicing attorneys. Administrative MCLE credit will be offered to attending attorneys.

Online registration is now open at airlawinstitute.org.

Background:

The Air Law Institute’s inaugural Air & Space Law Symposium was held in March 2014 and attracted more than 200 attendees from across the spectrum of the global aerospace and legal communities. The keynote speaker was Linden S. Blue, Vice Chairman of General Atomics.

About the Air Law Institute

The Air Law Institute was formed to advance the study of air and space at the intersection of business, law, and engineering. The Air Law Institute does this by partnering with centers of excellence in all three focus areas at the primary, secondary, and university levels to promote and fund educational opportunities for students. The Air Law Institute also provides a forum for discussion by industry leaders on the issues facing the future of Air & Space Law. The goal is to promote and provide a farm system of trained professionals ready to take on the very near and real changes expected in the next ten to twenty years while allowing current practicing experts to help define the next segment in the arc of aviation history.

The Air Law Institute, a 501.c.3 California Public Benefit Corporation, was founded in the spirit of the original Air Law Institute, founded in 1929 at Northwestern University Law School to foster the development of American air law and provide information about air law worldwide.

For registration, sponsorship, and more information, please visit http://airlawinstitute.org.

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Air Law Institute, 136 Redwood Street, San Diego, CA 92103
www.airlawinstitute.com
[email protected]
Tel: 619.692.3136

The Air Law Institute and California Western School of Law Announce Creation of the Air Law Institute Collaborative Center on Campus

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Stephanie Thompson Communications
(619) 840-7353
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SAN DIEGO—The nonprofit Air Law Institute of San Diego and California Western School of Law announce the creation of the Air Law Institute Collaborative Center, to be hosted on the law school campus.

Following the success of the inaugural Air & Space Law Symposium of 2014, which was presented by the Air Law Institute and hosted by California Western School of Law, the two have established a center of excellence in air and space law on the campus of San Diego’s oldest law school.

The primary mission of the Air Law Institute Collaborative Center will be to plan and manage the annual Air & Space Law Symposium each year, of which some events will be held on the law school campus. The Air Law Institute and the law school are also exploring offering elective courses in the field of aviation law.

“San Diego has a significant aviation presence, and knowledge of the field will be an advantage for our students as they seek employment,” said Niels B. Schaumann, president and dean of California Western. “This arrangement benefits both the law school and the Air Law Institute, and we look forward to the collaborative center successfully advancing this area of study in our region.”

“California Western has been critical in the rebirth of the Air Law Institute, and in graduating practice-ready attorneys to support the global aerospace industry,” said Air Law Institute co-founder David Cain, the Institute’s Academic Committee Chair, and a California Western graduate. “We look forward to developing a program hand-in-hand with California Western, and aim to increase opportunities for law students throughout the world by hosting our Institute at their world-class law school.”

About California Western School of Law

With the flexibility to adapt its curriculum to meet the needs of the profession, California Western School of Law is focused on preparing graduates for success on the bar exam and in practice. The law school serves approximately 650 J.D. students with more than 40 simulation and experiential courses offering hands- on learning, and eight clinics where students represent actual clients in criminal, immigration, trademark, legal aid, and Internet law.

California Western is the home of the California Innocence Project (CIP), a clinical program dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates and providing an outstanding educational experience to the students enrolled in the clinic. Founded in 1999, CIP reviews more than 2,000 claims of innocence from California inmates each year. Students who participate in the year-long clinic work alongside CIP staff attorneys on cases where there is strong evidence of factual innocence. Together, they have secured the release of (to date) 15 innocent people who otherwise may have spent the rest of their lives in prison.

About the Air Law Institute

The Air Law Institute was formed to advance the study of air and space at the intersection of business, law, and engineering. The Air Law Institute does this by partnering with centers of excellence in all three focus areas at the primary, secondary, and university levels to promote and fund educational opportunities for students. The Air Law Institute also provides a forum for discussion by industry leaders on the issues facing the future of Air & Space Law. The goal is to promote and provide a farm system of trained professionals ready to take on the very near and real changes expected in the next ten to twenty years while allowing current practicing experts to help define the next segment in the arc of aviation history.

The Air Law Institute was founded in the spirit of the original Air Law Institute, founded in 1929 at Northwestern University Law School to foster the development of American air law and provide information about air law worldwide.

The Air Law Institute is a 501.c.3 California Public Benefit Corporation. For registration, sponsorship, and more information, please visit http://airlawinstitute.org.

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Air Law Institute 136 Redwood Street San Diego, CA 92103
www.airlawinstitute.com
[email protected]
Tel: 619.692.3136